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Pleasent Paddle at Hollis Q. Latham Resevoir

The Basics:
Event Type:Water
Event Location: Dawson   Water: Pleasent Paddle at Hollis Q. Latham Resevoir  National Weather Service Forecast
Date(s) & Time:Wed, Jul 16 2014  9:00 am >> Wed, Jul 16 2014 1:00 pm
Registration Opens: Fri, Jul 11 2014 8:00 pm
Registration Cut Off: Wed, Jul 16 2014 8:00 am
Event Duration:4 Hours
Difficulty Rating:D3: Moderate (Exploratory)
Distance:8 Miles
Trip Leader(s):
Jerry K
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Member Cost:None

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 21 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:12
Minimum Group Size:3
Number Registered So Far: 4 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No

Note: This is an "EXPLORATORY" trip. This means that there are parts of this trip, or perhaps the whole trip, that is new to your Trip Leader(s). However, they are confident that this will not be an issue.
This note is here so that you can make an informed decision. When a Trip Leader isn't personally familiar with a trip, there is an increased chance of things not going as planned and you need to be prepared. The Trip Leader may have additional details in the itinerary.


When is the last time you were able to paddle flat water without enduring large boats and lake traffic?  Probably too long ago! Well, the answer is here my friends, Hollis Q. Latham resevoir in Dawson Forest. The resevoir does not allow gas powered watercraft or swimming, resulting in a very serene and quiet environment.

The resevoir is made up of 15 miles of shoreline and is part of the Cherokee County Water and Sewage Authority. I do not know the exact length of the lake, but I'm guessing we'll do about 8 miles or so. We'll launch from the boat ramp in the parking lot and explore the lake. We'll paddle actively at a moderate pace as it is flat water. Somewhere on the lake we'll stop for a short lunch break.

There is a $5 parking fee required per vehicle.  

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How to Get There:
Event Directions:

5375 Cowart Rd Dawsonville, GA 30534


Google Maps has a confusing route from the Atlanta area. If you're comfortable with navigating more side streets, they offer 3 different routes.

I would suggest the following:

400 N to HWY 369 (1st light as 400 becomes Access controlled, would be exit 18 if it had a number).

Turn Left on 369 and travel West. Turn right onto Old Federal then right on Yellow Creek Rd, then right on Shiloh Church Rd. Shiloh Church Rd turns into Cowart Rd and the resevoir entrance is on the left.



There is a $5 fee for parking inside the gate.

This is a BYOB event. There are no boat rentals available.
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