SPEND A DAY PADDLING THROUGH THE STATE'S HILLY PIEDMONT AS THE NORTH OCONEE RIVER WINDS THROUGH ATHENS!
Registration options include (per person) :
$50 Includes Lunch, Boat rental & American Canoe Association Insurance fee ($25 Special University/College Student Rate; $35 for Children 18 & Under)
$25 Includes Lunch and American Canoe Association Insurance Only, Bring your own Boat
$15 Includes American Canoe Association Insurance fee, Bring your own Boat and Lunch
Post-Paddle Party Dinner @ Weaver D's Fine Foods - $12 per adult, $7.50 per child (0-13 yrs) * Includes tax and tip.
Adopt-A-Stream - Kate Mowbray (Sandy Creek Nature Center)
Rivers Alive - Yvette Wise (Environmental Specialist- City of Braselton)
Flora/Fauna - Michael Wolfe (North America Native Fishes Association); Brian Nuse (Oconee Rivers Audubon Society)
Performing Arts - MrJordanMrTonks - a collaboration between longtime Athens musicians, Tommy Jordan and William Tonks.
History - Maureen C. O’Brien (Curator of the UGA Founders Memorial Garden)
Partner Presentations- Georgia River Network, Upper Oconee Watershed Network, State Botanical Gardens of Georgia, University of Georgia Office of Sustainability, UGA College of Environment & Design, UGA Outdoor Recreation, and Athens-Clarke County Oconee River Greenway Commission
Lunch - provided by Len Foote Hike INN
Ice Coffee - provided by Cafe Campesino
Kayak Rentals - provided by UGA Whitewater Club and Broad River Outpost
# 1. The paddle is 6.3 miles and has class I beginner Whitewater.
Novice paddlers are welcome to join.
# 2. Put-In & Take-Out:
UGA Graduate School Parking lot
279 Williams St.
Athens, GA 30602
174 White Circle
Athens, GA 30605
NOTE: You will park at the PUT-IN location and be shuttled back to your vehicle after the paddle from the Take-Out location. IF YOU BRING YOUR OWN BOAT: you will then drive to the Take Out (approx 10 min) to retrieve your boat. We will have someone 'guarding' the boats at the Take Out. The reason we are doing this is because of limited parking at the Take Out. Thanks for your cooperation and understanding!
#3. Don’t forget to fill out your ACA waivers - print, sign and bring them with you!
#4. Please bring water, hat, sunscreen, and anything else you may need to stay happy on the river. Do not wear anything you do not mind getting wet- no cotton (or jeans). If you are bringing your own boat- please take note that ACA requires that you wear your life jacket at all times while on the river. Thanks for your cooperation!
#5. In our efforts to make this an environmentally conscious/friendly event we ask that you bring your own water bottle (we will have igloo coolers with ice water for you to fill them with). Thanks for your understanding!
#6. We will eat lunch on a sandbar. If you purchased a lunch it will be passed out then.
#7. If you would like to make a donation to or become a member of GRN, please make sure to check this option when registering.
To learn more about the partnering organizations of this event, visit the following links. Georgia River Network, Upper Oconee Watershed Network, State Botanical Gardens of Georgia, University of Georgia Office of Sustainability, UGA College of Environment & Design, and Athens-Clarke County Oconee River Greenway Commission.
#8. We are going to Weaver D’s Delicious Fine Foods Restaurant Saturday evening after the paddle for a Southern Homestyle dinner. Weaver D’s is an Athens landmark made famous when the band R.E.M. titled one of their albums "Automatic For The People", the motto Weaver D's was founded on. We hope to see you there, and feel free to forward this dinner invitation to friends! Alcoholic beverages are not sold here - BYOB.
WHEN - Saturday, Aug 23rd, 6:00-9:00PM
WHERE - Weaver D’s Delicious Fine Foods, 1016 E Broad St. Athens, GA 30601 (706) 353-7797
COST - $12 per adult, $7.50 per child (0-13 yrs) * Includes tax and tip. Weaver D’s does not sell Alcoholic beverages - BYOB.
NOTE: Post-Paddle Dinner Tickets are the last ticket options on the Registration list.
This is an ACA-sanctioned event. ACA memberships are available within registration of this event. Individual memberships: $30 each, Family memberships: $40 each
Thank you and we look forward to exploring this Hidden Gem with you!
If you have any additional questions please contact: Gwyneth Moody
For information about our other Hidden Gem paddling trips, go here!