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Flat Water Canoeing (Chestatee River)

The Basics:
Event Type:Water
Event Location: Chestatee River
Date(s) & Time:Sat, Apr 12 2003  9:00 am >> N/A
Registration Opens: Mon, Jan 1 2007 12:00 am
Registration Cut Off: Wed, Apr 9 2003 11:59 pm
Event Duration:per itinerary
Difficulty Rating:D1: Easy
Trip Leader(s):
Katherine Martin
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Member Cost:None

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 21 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:30
Minimum Group Size:2
Number Registered So Far: 30 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No

Beginner (Class I)

The Chestatee River was once home to the Cherokee. When gold-hungry settlers came, they were forced west of the river, then marched on the infamous Trail of Tears. After the gold-rush, the river was returned to nature, once again. Today, a float along the rivers quiet beauty is a pleasant break from the frantic pace of everyday life. The trip downstream from our Outpost is our most popular trip, especially for first time canoers and kayakers, families and large groups. There are several fun but gentle rapids, great scenery and good fishing. Something for everyone!

We will be canoeing about 6 miles which should take approximately 2 ½ hours.

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, sunscreen, sunglasses, hat, change of clothes for ride home, waterproof camera, small cooler to attach to canoe (with bungee cords)

Sun protection, sunblock, hat and sunglasses.
Waterproof watch.
Leave all unneeded items like wallets, keys, pagers, etc. behind. They have a safe place to leave car keys at the outpost while youre on the river.

Do not bring:
· Alcoholic beverages.
· Large coolers, styrofoam coolers, glass bottles.
· Radios, non-waterproof cameras.
· Glass

How to Get There:
Event Directions:Dahlonega, GA 11:00 am at Appalachian Outfitters From Atlanta:
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

You can pay in three ways....

1) You can pay by cash or check (made out to Atlanta Outdoor Club) at the monthly socials to Phil Tuck or Katherine Martin (Please note a $20 charge for returned checks and a returned check voids the hold on your spot)

2) You can pay by Paypal ( and direct the payment to with a note indicating the event you are attending

3) You can mail a check (made out to Atlanta Outdoor Club) to P.O. Box 468241, Atlanta, GA 31146

(Please note that, if at all possible, we will hold your spot if you let us know how and when you can pay)

Refunds for this trip will be available until April 4th. No refunds after April 4th.

Are Dogs Permitted? According to the website, dogs are allowed. However, please be sure that your dog can swim or has his own flotation device. It is required that all dogs be well behaved and their owners are in control of them at all times.

Will this event occur rain or shine? Yes
Contact info for organizer for day of event: will be provided
* We encourage all members to follow our Etiquette Guidelines while participating in AOC events.

Cost Includes:$25.00 each person for a double canoe or single kayak
Includes paddles, lifejackets, and return shuttle.


We will need your payment in order to hold your reservation!

Costs for those with their own gear.
Shuttle for your own Canoe or Kayak $10.00
$5.00 any additional craft.

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