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Labor Day Pioneer Camping Adventure

The Basics:
Event Type:Camping
Event Location: Tallulah Gorge State Park
Date(s) & Time:Sat, Sep 3 2005  9:00 am >> N/A
Registration Opens: Mon, Jan 1 2007 12:00 am
Registration Cut Off: Wed, Aug 31 2005 11:59 pm
Event Duration:per itinerary
Difficulty Rating:D2: Easy to Moderate
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Member Cost:None

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 21 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:24
Minimum Group Size:10
Number Registered So Far: 2 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No

Easy to Moderate

Finally long awaited Labor day weekend is coming, we thought it might be a great idea to spend the weekends with AOC members. So we picked Tallulah Gorge State Park as our Labor day weekend spot. 10 miles South of city of Clayton, this beautiful park with incredible gorge, Tallulah Gorge State Park is the most visited State park in Georgia. There is more than 20 miles of Hiking and Mountain biking trails, there is a swimming beach, or we can get a permit and go swimming at the sliding rock, if you want to play a game of tennis, bring your tennis racquet and tennis shoes, if you like fishing, Tallulah lake is a great place to go fishing, only minutes to Panther Creek Falls, and Black Rock Mountain State Park, if you have a sweet tooth for a good ice cream, Im happy to take you to my secret spot just inside North Carolina.

(Here are some things we are planning)

On Saturday, I though it might be fun to start out with water gun fight (dont forget to bring your water gun, well team up and have a short wet fun), and then well hike to Sliding Rock for a cool dip in the river for a little sliding and swimming. then well have dinner.

On Sunday, after breakfast well have a short hike, and then we have 2 options:
1) Don Hayes is offering free kayaking lesson at Lake Tugaloo (more details to come)
2) Susumu is taking a short trip to NC to see the waterfalls and visit to Highlands, NC depending on time we can visit Springridge Creamery for a wonderful ice-cream. After we re-group well have group dinner.

On Monday, well have breakfast and well pack up our gears and go back home...

Tallulah Gorge is one of the most spectacular canyons in the eastern U.S., Tallulah Gorge is two miles long and nearly 1,000 feet deep. Visitors can hike rim trails to several overlooks, or they can obtain a free permit (limit 100 per day) to hike down to the gorge floor. A suspension bridge sways 80 feet above the rocky bottom, providing spectacular views of the river and waterfalls. (Tallulah Gorge State Park)

Required Items to Bring:
Sleeping bag
Camp Chair
Bug Spray
Rain Gear
Recommended Items to Bring:
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Swimsuit for swimming at the beach or sliding rock
Cooler with your favorite beverage
Hiking shoes
Tennis Raquet and Tennis Shoes (not jogging shoes)

How to Get There:
Event Directions:Tallulah Falls, GA 30573, 706-754-7970 Anytime after 11am at Pioneer Campsite located across from Terrora Campground. From the Park & Ride, go North on I-85, Go North on I-985, I-985 becomes 365, 365 becomes US-441, when you cross over Tallulah Falls Dam Bridge, turn right on to Jane Hurt Yarn Road, drive to pioneer campsite, and park, then walk approx 30 yards to the site.


Are Dogs Permitted? Yes, but they must be well behaved, in good health and get along with people as well as other dogs. (According to the State aprk Rules: PETS ALLOWED AND MUST BE ON A LEASH NO LONGER THAN 6. THEY MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY THE OWNER AT ALL TIMES. PETS ARE NOT ALLOWED IN OR AROUND SWIMMING AREA OR GORGE FLOOR TRAILS. OWNERS SHOULD CLEAN UP AFTER PETS.)

Will this event occur rain or shine? Yes

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Cost Includes:$30.00
Please share gas fare with your driver if you carpool.
Parking fee is $4.00 (not included in the above fee, please pay this fee at the park)

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