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Canoe Chestatee River

The Basics:
Event Type:Water
Event Location: Appalachian Outfitters
Date(s) & Time:Sat, Jul 23 2005  9:00 am >> N/A
Registration Opens: Mon, Jan 1 2007 12:00 am
Registration Cut Off: Wed, Jul 13 2005 11:59 pm
Event Duration:per itinerary
Difficulty Rating:D2: Easy to Moderate
Trip Leader(s):
Steven Koonce
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Member Cost:None

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 21 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:20
Minimum Group Size:10
Number Registered So Far: 19 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No


The AOC is once again canoeing down the Chestatee River with Appalachian Outfitters. This trip has traditionally been one of our most popular and is an excellent trip for first time canoers.

We will be canoeing about 6 miles which should take approximately 2 1/2 hours. Highlights include remote and beautiful scenery and wildlife such as wood duck, great blue heron, beaver, deer, otter, osprey, turtles and turtles! At the end of trip, the outfitter will pick us and our craft up and bus us back to where we started. First time canoers should be aware that we will not have time for extensive instruction prior starting our trip down the Chestatee. After a few minutes of familiarizing themselves with their canoe or kayak we will start down the river. If you are unsure about your suitability for this trip please e-mail the trip leaders before signing up..

After the trip we will go into Dahlonega for a late lunch/early dinner.

Required Items to Bring:
On the river wear clothing you dont mind getting wet or dirty. Bring a change of clothes for after your trip. Wear something on your feet for protection - old running shoes, sandals or river shoes - NOT flip-flops!

Dress according to the weather. Shorts, bathing suit and t-shirts are great for hot days and wind breakers, wool or nylon shirts for cool days.
Recommended Items to Bring:
Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.
Food or snacks in unbreakable containers
Bring plenty to drink on hot days
sunglasses (with keeper cords)
change of clothes for ride home
waterproof camera
small cooler to attach to canoe (with bungee cords)
Do not bring:
Alcoholic beverages
Large coolers, styrofoam coolers, glass bottles
Non-waterproof cameras

How to Get There:
Event Directions:Dahlonega, GA 10:30 am at Appalachian Outfitters Take GA Hwy 400 North until it ends (a one hour drive from I-285) Turn left onto GA Hwy 60 (towards Dahlonega) Our Canoe Outpost is 3.5 miles on the left, turn in at the sign that reads River Trips


Are Dogs Permitted? No

Will this event occur rain or shine? Yes however Outfitter will not run during obviously dangerous conditions.

NOTE: Please be considerate of others. If you sign-up and cannot attend, please e-mail the trip leader, so others that may be on a waiting list may attend. E-mail the trip leader to be put on a waiting list if the trip is at the max number of attendees.
* We encourage all members to follow our Etiquette Guidelines while participating in AOC events.

Cost Includes:Share a canoe or kayak - $25.00 per person
Kayak for one $30.00 per person
Includes paddles, lifejackets, and return shuttle.
Your own Canoe or Kayak $10.00
$5.00 any additional craft.

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