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110 Miles, 7 Days, 1 Great Time

Paddle Georgia 2014 - Chattahoochee River

10th Anniversary Trip
June 21-27, 2014

  • Daily paddling trips averaging 16 miles

  • Nightly camping with meals, games, entertainment and educational programs

  • Tours of historic sites, industrial facilities and more

  • Chemical and biological water monitoring opportunities

  • Companionship and camaraderie with hundreds of fellow paddlers

  • Fundraiser for Georgia River Network and Chattahoochee Riverkeeper

Information for the Media

 

2014 Registration

Paddle Georgia 2014 registration is now closed. To add yourself to the information list for Paddle Georgia 2015, click here.

Learn about Canoe-A-Thon and priority registration for Paddle Georgia 2015

NEW - Paddle Georgia Fall Float on the Flint River - Sold Out

Join Georgia River Network Columbus Day weekend 2014 for a voyage on the Flint River that would fill Christopher Columbus with envy. Oct. 10-13, we'll travel 70 miles on the Flint from Albany to Bainbridge taking in the best of the Flint--beautiful blue hole springs, lively rapids, rich history, abundant wildlife and more! Fashioned after our annual week-long Paddle Georgia events, we'll tent camp at Chehaw Park and on the river two nights at Rocky Bend Flint River Retreat. Like our annual summer adventure, we'll enjoy catered meals, educational programs and great camaraderie as we make our way down one of Georgia's most beautiful rivers during a beautiful time of year. Tent camping only with limited options for indoor camping. Registration for this event will begin in late March. Click here for more info.

 

PADDLE GEORGIA 2014 COMMUNITY EVENTS

The Atlanta Campaign and the Chattahoochee: Soldiers battle one another and nature in one of the Civil War's epic struggles. A program presented by historian and Civil War expert, Clarke Otten


Monday, June 23, at 7:45 PM
Riverview Landing, Mableton, Georgia
On the banks of the Chattahoochee River in conjunction with Paddle Georgia 2014

One-hundred and fifty years ago this summer, some 160,000 Union and Confederate soldiers fought during the Atlanta Campaign of the Civil War. While most Civil War enthusiasts are familiar with the battles at Kennesaw Mountain and at Peachtree Creek, few know the story of what happened in between. Sherman's long term objective was to take Atlanta, but until he crossed the Chattahoochee River it was only that, an objective. Learn how Sherman got his armies and their equipment across the last, yet formidable natural barrier, the Chattahoochee River when there were only three bridged crossings on the entire river – and other fascinating stories about the Chattahoochee’s role in the civil war. Sandy Springs historian and Civil War expert, Clarke Otten, will tell us the stories via a multi-media presentation presented along the banks of the Chattahoochee River. We’ll be outdoors, please bring your lawn chairs.

 

The Politics of Water: Epic Battles and Endeavors to Protect Georgia’s Water

Tuesday, June 24 at 7:00 PM
Riverview Landing, Mableton, Georgia
On the banks of the Chattahoochee River in conjunction with Paddle Georgia 2014

Join Paddle Georgia and the Georgia Water Coalition as we recognize Georgia legislators who are champions for Georgia’s water and hear from Tom Baxter who will share stories and tell how Georgia's political landscape has shaped its natural landscape--from tri-state water battles over the Chattahoochee to efforts to protect it and Georgia's other natural treasures.

Baxter, a columnist and political correspondent with the online Saporta Report, has seen a lot in politics during his 40-year journalism career. He served as the national editor and chief political correspondent at the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, and later edited The Southern Political Report, an online publication, for four years. He is a 2011 fellow at the Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics at the University of Kansas and is frequently a guest analyst on CNN.

The address will be before some 400 participants in this year's Paddle Georgia, a 7-day, 110-mile canoe and kayak adventure down the Chattahoochee River sponsored by Georgia River Network. Riverview Landing, located on the Chattahoochee River in Mableton, is a former industrial site that has been reclaimed and is being converted into a sustainable mixed-use residential-retail development.

The address will follow recognition of legislators by the Georgia Water Coalition, commending them for their work to protect Georgia's water resources during the 2014 legislative session.

This event is free and open to the public with at least 400 participants in attendance.

Please join us and RSVP here. We’ll be outdoors, please bring your lawn chairs.

 

Downtown Newnan Paddle GA Street Party and Festival

Wednesday, June 25 from 4:30-9:30 PM
Downtown Newnan at the Courthouse Square

Join Paddle Georgia, Friends of Chattahoochee Bend State Park and the City of Newnan for a downtown Street Party and Festival at the historic Coweta County Courthouse Square The festival will feature canoe and kayak demo rides and canoe tug-o-wars in a massive portable pool to be set up on Broad Street; a Paddling Film Festival at the Newnan Carnegie Library; and a D.J., music and dancing. Paddle Georgia participants will also be dining out at local restaurants for their evening meal.

Schedule of Events:
4:30-6:30: Test out kayaks in Cedar Creek Outdoor Center’s massive portable pool – set-up on Broad Street!

5:00-9:00: Dining out at local restaurants

6:00-9:30: Paddling Film Festival at Newnan Carnegie Library, 1 LaGrange St. The film festival will feature “Chattahoochee Unplugged,” the story of how Columbus GA built the world’s largest urban whitewater course; “Who Owns Water,” a documentary highlighting two brothers' journey through the embattled Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint River system; and “Missouri SUP,” the tale of one man's epic journey down the Missouri River on a stand up paddle board.

6:30-9:00: Teams will battle it out in canoe tug-o-wars in Cedar Creek Outdoor Center’s massive portable pool – set-up on Broad Street!

6:30-9:30 Music and dancing on the Court House Square

 

Paddle Georgia Journey’s End Fish Fry and Celebration

Friday, June 27 2:00-8:00 PM – Fish Fry at 6:00 PM
Riverside Park in Franklin, GA

Join Paddle Georgia’s 400 paddlers and help them celebrate the end of their 7-day, 110-mile journey down the Chattahoochee River. Festivities include a fish fry dinner, bluegrass music by Heather Luttrell and the Possumden, games, refreshments, awards, and celebration hosted by Chattahoochee Riverkeeper and Flint Riverkeeper!

If you have not already purchased a ticket for the fish fry, click here to buy your tickets. Tickets: $15

 

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