Event Details

River Series: Chattahoochee Paddle with Mad Dawg

Department(s): Recreational Sports

Location: Departs from Ramsey Student Center

Saturday, June 2, 2018
7:30am to 6:00pm


Have you ever wondered what it is like to explore a new frontier…to be immersed in adventure with the sun in your face, paddle in the water, and a river boat aimed at the horizon? Now is your chance this summer to paddle alongside the UGA Outdoor Recreation Program and Mad Dawg, a Warnell Graduate student researching the water trail, as we embark on exploration of the Chattahoochee River National Water Trail (CRNWT). The CRNWT was established in 2012 as our nations first National Water Trail. At 48 miles long and traversing through urban to rural landscapes, this landmark river which supplies the metropolis of Atlanta’s drinking water, is now a newly designated paddle destination. In only the last decade, re-establishing water trails have received more attention and support than ever before. A water trail, or blueway, is very similar to a hiking trail, except what is normally done on foot is done by canoe, kayak, human-powered or personal water craft (PWC). Largely forgotten through time and development, water based trails are now beginning to be recognized at the national, state, and local levels across the United States for recreation, tourism, economic growth, and conservation efforts. Join us for a three part paddle series on June 2nd, June 12th, and August 11th to experience the trail for yourself.