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Etowah River Water Trail - Indian Mounds

The Basics:
STATUS: Cancelled - Hide from Calendar
Event Type:Water
Event Location: Alatoona Dam Cartersville   Water: Etowah River Water Trail - Indian Mounds  National Weather Service Forecast
Date(s) & Time:Sat, Apr 20 2019  10:45 am >> Sat, Apr 20 2019 4:00 pm
Registration Opens: Fri, Apr 12 2019 6:00 pm
Registration Cut Off: Fri, Apr 19 2019 6:00 pm
Event Duration:5 Hours 15 Minutes
Difficulty Rating:D3: Moderate (Exploratory)
Distance:10.5 Miles
Trip Leader(s):
Jerry K
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Member Cost:None

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 21 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:12
Minimum Group Size:3
Number Registered So Far: 16 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: Yes

Note: This is an "EXPLORATORY" trip. This means that there are parts of this trip, or perhaps the whole trip, that is new to your Trip Leader(s). However, they are confident that this will not be an issue.
This note is here so that you can make an informed decision. When a Trip Leader isn't personally familiar with a trip, there is an increased chance of things not going as planned and you need to be prepared. The Trip Leader may have additional details in the itinerary.


Join us as we paddle the Etowah River from the lower side of Allatoona. We'll be paddling the Indian Mounds section from below the dam to property owned by Henry Floyd.

The Etowah Water Trail site describes this section as: 

Starting in the shadows of Allatoona Dam, this ten-mile section takes you from 20th century engineering (Allatoona Dam) to pre-history engineering (Etowah Indian Mounds and Fish Weir). Owing to Allatoona Dam and the cold, clear water it issues from the bottom of the lake, the water appears pristine and inviting. Shoals and rapids are limited to Native American fish weirs and small ripples with no obstacles exceeding Class I in difficulty. The lone hazard is the historic Thompson Weinman Dam, a low-head dam that MUST be portaged.

The Thonpson Weinman Dam that we need to portage is about 1/3 the way down. Teamwork willl get our boats around it with ease. 

This is a BYOB paddle, and you must have a PFD with you. Euharlee Creek Outfitters is in the area and should you choose to rent a boat we can make arrangements to meet up with you, however logistics and rentals are your responsibility. The group will be paddling as described and will meet up with renters along the way if discussed ahead of time with the leader. All responsibility for rentals and time on water to meet up are your responsibilty should you choose this option.   


Launch Site: A large concrete boat ramp and paved parking area are located at the launch site near Allatoona Dam. Toilet facilities are in a nearby day use recreation area.

Take Out Site: Located on property owned by Henry Floyd, owner of Ladd’s Farm Supply in Cartersville, this private land is made available for public use. Amenities include shelters and swings overlooking the river. Road and parking area are gravel.

http://www.etowahwatertrail.or g/wp-includes/pdf/guides/indian-mounds- guide.pdf


Required Items to Bring:



sun screen


great attitude :)

(boats are a helpful item to bring also)

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How to Get There:
Event Directions:


Directions: From I-75, take Exit 401 (Red Top Mountain Rd.) Go west 0.5 mile to US 41. Turn right and go one mile to Allatoona Dam Road. Turn right, and go 1 mile to entrance to boat ramp on left. 

Take out

Directions: From Main St. in Cartersville, go west on Main St. (Ga. 113/61) 2.5 miles to Euharlee Road on right. Turn right and go one mile to gravel road on left entering into a large pasture.

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Cancellation/Partial Attendance:   Please review the AOC cancellation policy.

This paddle will be dependent on weather conditions and water levels. Recent storms can raise the water level as well as large dam releases (too early to know).