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Fall Paddle on the Toccoa in Blueridge
|Event Location:||Blueridge GA|
|Date(s) & Time:||Sun, Oct 16 2022 12:00 pm >> Sun, Oct 16 2022 4:00 pm|
|Registration Opens:||Sat, Oct 8 2022 6:32 pm|
|Registration Cut Off:||Sat, Oct 15 2022 6:00 pm|
|Event Duration:||4 Hours|
|Difficulty Rating:||D3: Moderate (Exploratory)|
|Trip Leader(s):||Jerry K|
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|Who's Invited:||Members Only, 21 And Older Only|
|Maximum Group Size:||10|
|Minimum Group Size:||3|
|Number Registered So Far:||7 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)|
|Are Dogs Permitted:||Yes|
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Join us as we padle the beautiful Toccoa River from Curtis Switch Park in Blueridge area to McCaysville City Park (Thank you Heidi!). We'll be starting late enough to allow for an early lunch or late breakfast in Downtown Blueridge or Maccaysville anywhere you like. :)
Fall is a great time of year to paddle! The water is chilly, but the scenery is beautiful! Your leaders have paddled the section previous to this section but are new to this particular stretch. The literature found online makes it sound like a fairly tame section with dam releases dictaing water levels. We'll Hope for the Best!
*** PFDs ARE REQUIRED TO BE ON YOUR BOAT / BODY AT ALL TIMES - NO PFD - NO PADDLE
We'll meet at Curtis Switch park, unload our boats, and then run a shuttle to McCaysville City park.
Curtis Switch park is a TVA property used for takeout / launch - 50 N Toccoa River Rd, Mineral Bluff, GA 30559, USA
Mccaysville City Park on the River Front
The address to the park is Downtown Maccaysville.
Approximately a 7 mile shuttle one way
|How to Get There:|
*** Note - the takeout has been changed from initial posting
Curtis Switch - 50 N Toccoa River Rd, Mineral Bluff, GA 30559
515 N to Blueridge / Take Ada St to N Toccoa River Rd / 9 min (5.4 mi) / Turn right onto W First St 0.2 mi / Turn left onto W Davis St 0.1 mi / Turn left onto Ada St 4.4 mi /
Turn right onto Curtis Switch Rd 0.6 mi Turn left onto N Toccoa River Rd
Curtis Switch is a dirt parking lot, not a developed park.
Head southeast on N Toccoa River Rd toward Fish Camp Way 0.3 mi
Turn left onto Curtis Switch Rd 1.6 mi
Turn left onto GA-60 N 5.8 mi
Turn left onto Blue Ridge Dr/Harpertown Rd 0.1 mi
Turn left onto Market St
Destination will be on the left 0.2 mi
McCaysville City Park
McCaysville, GA 30555
DIRECTIONS ARE FROM GOOGLE MAPS. PLEASE BE SURE TO PLOT YOUR DRIVE AHEAD OF TIME.
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