Paddle Georgia

June  17 - 23, 2017
Paddle Georgia is GRN's trademark event. 400+ people attend this week-long paddle along a different river each year. The Etowah River will make for one of our best Paddle Georgia's yet!
Canoe-a-thon 2017 
Paddle Georgia’s Canoe-A-Thon raises critical funds that allow Georgia River Network to work for clean, healthy rivers. Each participant is asked to solicit donations on a per-mile basis. Canoe-A-thoners compete for gifts and prizes and can become eligible for priority registration for the next Paddle Georgia trip. More than $2000 in prizes will be awarded to those participants generating the most money, including new canoes and kayaks and other paddling-related merchandise donated by our sponsors.
Duck Race Adoptions
Georgia River Network will be hosting the second annnual Duck Race at Paddle Georgia 2017! The event will take place Friday, June 23, at Heritage Park in Rome, GA. You do not have to be present to win this event. All of the funds raised from this event will go directly to GRN's efforts to help keep our rivers clean. The winner of this years Duck Race will win $250 cash prize! You can buy your ducks here. duck race circle
Ducks are $5 or to get more ducks for your bucks check out our deals:
- Duckling: 1 for $5
- Duck Duo: 2 for $10
- Duck Trio: 3 for $15
- Duck Family: 6 for $25 (5 ducks and 1 for free)
- Team of Ducks: 8 for $35 (7 ducks and 1 for free)
- Flock of Ducks: 12 for $50 (10 ducks and 2 for free) 
Paddle Georgia's Tug-O-War & Fish Fry
Even if you aren’t attending Paddle GA 2017 we still want to see you! We will have other events going on that are open to everyone! Stop by and say hi, we love our people and hope to see at one of these events! On Thursday, June 22, Coosa River Bason Initiative and Georgia River Network will host a free street party in downtown Cartersville featuring a DJ and dancing, canoe and kayak test rides and canoe tug-o-war competitions. Event sponsor Cedar Creek Park & Outdoor Center will set up its mammoth portable pool in downtown. Canoe and kayak test rides will begin at 6 p.m. followed by tug-o-wars at 7 p.m. Form your tug-o-war teams now and get ready for wet and wild battles. Registration is $25 per four-person team. Note: though only three paddlers compete in each tug, you’ll need a substitute! Some to the tugs can be exhausting! 
Check out our other Paddle Georgia events:
Spring on the Satilla - March 30 - April 2, 2017 

This 2 day paddling event will take place on the beautiful Satilla River this spring.

Fall Float on the Flint - October 6 - 8, 2017

The Fall Float is an event during the fall every year, which is a 3-day paddle that paddlers from all over the nation attend. 

Fall Float


Are you ready for a truly wild adventure, exploring everything Georgia’s astonishing waterways have to offer?

Then clear your calendar for Paddle Georgia! Each year 400 people of all ages and walks of life show up to spend a week (and roughly 100 miles) on a different Georgia river, sleep in what amounts to a gypsy camp on the floor of a high school gym (or out on the football field for those who want to rough it in relative privacy), eat together, laugh together and complain together about sunburn and sore shoulders. And they do it all with grins on their faces.

As is true around the world, the rivers we paddle have troubles, and the proceeds of Paddle 

Paddle Georgia Savannah River

Georgia go toward supporting river protection efforts all over the state of Georgia.

But  the real purpose of Paddle Georgia is to help you experience the river—not just from your car windows—but as a place coursing with history, raucous wildlife, and a sweet, meditative slowness that only can be found in a watery place. 

This is what keeps people—all kinds of people—coming back to Paddle Georgia each year for a refreshing baptism on a hot week in June.

To find out more about Paddle Georgia, visit Paddle Georgia on Facebook and Twitter, or check out the Paddle Georgia website.

For more information about the upcoming trip in June, read Captain Joe Cook's Paddle Georgia blog.

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