RESCHEDULED - Kayak the Chestatee new date - Sun, Aug 7 2022

REGISTRATION & PAYMENT REQUIRED: Once you've reviewed the event details, and decided you'd like to join us, you MUST sign up at the bottom of this page. This is a paid event with payment managed by the trip leader(s) and NOT the AOC. Please read the event description carefully for payment details and instructions.

RESCHEDULED - Kayak the Chestatee new date

The Basics:
Event Type:Water
Event Location: Dahlonega, GA   Water: RESCHEDULED - Kayak the Chestatee new date  National Weather Service Forecast
Date(s) & Time:Sun, Aug 7 2022  10:00 am >> Sun, Aug 7 2022 10:00 am
Registration Opens: Tue, Jul 26 2022 7:17 am
Registration Cut Off: Sun, Aug 7 2022 10:00 am
Event Duration:6 hours
Difficulty Rating:D2: Easy to Moderate
Distance:6 Miles
Trip Leader(s):
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Member Cost:$32.00/Person (See Detailed Cost Info Below)

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 21 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:11
Minimum Group Size:8
Number Registered So Far: 13 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No



Join us for an early scenic paddle down the Chestatee. Beginners may come but there will not be any instruction so it's helpful if you have paddled before.


Arrive 10 AM SUNDAY AUG 7 at the take-out point. at 4898 S. Chestatee St, Dahlonega, Ga 30533. We have to be on time as there are groups right after us. If you are late you may miss the trip.

Fill out waiver before getting into Van.

MASKS are MANDATORY while in van as COVID is high now. 

Appalachian Outfitters van will take us to the put-in where you will get a sit-on-top kayak, paddle, personal floatation device.

Get on river: 10:30AM The trip averages 2 - 3 hours, id 6 miles long with some nice little rapids. We will be using their sit on top kayaks (see below if you want to bring your own kayak). The Outfitter will provide shuttle, kayak, PFD (personal flotation device) and paddles. There are nice changing areas and maintained porta potties for us to use before and afterwards. 

We'll stop about halfway through on Big Bend and get out and stretch our legs and have a snack.

While this trip is rated for beginners, please be comfortable enough around moving/swift water to take care of yourself and possibly swim. If you fall out of your boat you need to be able to take care of yourself while waiting on assistance from someone else to retrieve your boat and/or paddle and/or help you back in your kayak.


Payment: $32 per person includes everything + tip. - VENMO IS PREFERRED METHOD
Pay by Paypal to
or send by venmo to: @allison-Carter-37.

Payment must be received 48 HOURS AFTER SIGNING UP or you will be deleted from the trip.



Bring your own kayak - we will allow up to two personal kayaks for a fee of $10 plus tax and $5   to tip after (Total $15). If you plan to bring your own kayak, the first two people who sign up and send an email to Allison indicating they will BYOK will be able to bring their own kayak.

BYOK people arrive at put-in point at outpost at 8:30am, unload, and drive to takeout for 8:45am meet up. 

The folks that run this place are great. They work hard schlepping these kayaks around and work mostly for tips. These guys are my favorite Outfitter because they do everything for you - they don't ask you to carry your kayak. 

No carpool for this event due to COVID.
If you need to carpool you may contact the other members on the list to arrange driving together.

*Rain - be prepared for a sudden rain storm. A plastic poncho usually does the trick. If there is lightning we will get out and wait until it is safe to paddle.





Required Items to Bring:

Water! No overheating.

See below for recommended items.  

Recommended Items to Bring:
Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.

Water friendly clothes, bathing suit

Closed toe shoes, water shoes, shoes that stay on your feet.

NO flip flops or crocs! 

Food or snacks in unbreakable containers. Bring plenty to drink on hot days.

Sun protection, sunblock, hat and sunglasses.

Waterproof watch.
Waterproof case for phone.

Leave all unneeded items like wallets, keys, pagers, etc. behind. I can put keys in a drybag if you don't have your own.
We have a safe place to leave car keys at the outpost while you're on the river.



  • Alcoholic beverages.
  • Large coolers, styrofoam coolers, glass bottles.
  • Radios, non-waterproof cameras.


How to Get There:
Event Directions:


4898 S. CHESTATEE STREET, DAHLONEGA 30533 - It is Across the street from dollar general

(It doesn't show up on google maps but it is on apple maps)

Coordinates: 34.97589 degrees N  and 83.97589 degrees W

Take Hwy. 400 north from 285, go 31 miles

Turn left onto GA-60 N/US- 19 N/S Chestatee/Co Rd 19/Co Rd 249

Outfitter will be .5 miles on your left. Smallish blue sign that says Chestatee River Access. see sign photo:


BYOK people - 8:30am GO TO OUTPOST TO DROP OFF BOATS  -  Main Outpost / Put- in

2084 South Chestatee, Dahlonega, GA

Hwy. 400 north

Turn left onto GA-60 N/US- 19 N/S Chestatee/Co Rd 19/Co Rd 249

Outfitter will be 3.5 miles on your left. There are yellow gates. 

After you drop off your boat, turn right out of the gate and go 3 miles, turn Right into the Chestatee River Access parking lot across the street from Dollar General.



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Member Cost:$32.00/Person
Cost Includes:

Pay $32.00 plus $5 tip for: kayak rental, paddle, PFD and shuttle.

Make a Payment:Although there is a cost for this event, you do not pay through the AOC. Please review the event details carefully for information about how/where to make your payment.

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

This event is rain or shine unless the event is canceled by Outfitter due to extreme weather in the forecast.