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Where the Water Goes – Chattahoochee, South Georgia

October 17, 2015 @ 10:00 am - October 18, 2015 @ 1:00 pm

Georgia is graced with water resources that would be the envy of much of the world. The Atlanta metro area hosts a subcontinental divide and watersheds that give rise to two of Georgia’s major rivers, the Ocmulgee and the Flint, as well as a portion of the 430 mile-long Chattachoochee River.
This year’s Eco-A Where the Water Goes series follows the Chattahoochee River from it’s headwaters in the North Georgia Mountains, down through Atlanta and South Georgia and on to Florida, where it becomes the Appalachicola River, creating an extensive estuary that supports one of the most important oyster fisheries in the US before finally emptying into the Gulf of Mexico.

Trip 4 – Oct 17 – Chattahoochee, South Georgia

This trip will begin in the morning of Oct 17 near Ft Gaines, Georgia. We’ll travel by kayak most of the day, stopping for lunch and breaks along the way. We’ll be below the “fall line” so we’ll be paddling mostly on flat water. The River here travels through rural areas of forested banks and farmlands. The feel of the South Georgia environment is quite different from Atlanta and the Piedmont – the horizon opens up and you can tell you’re heading for the tropics.

Eco-A group WTWGs 2014

above: Eco-A Where the Water Goes group 2014
Drive time from Atlanta will be about 3 hours or so, and we’ll have a full day on the River, so we’ve rented cabins at beautiful Bagby State Park where you have the option of staying Friday and/or Saturday night. Also optional, our group will visit nearby Providence Canyon State Park on Sunday morning as we head back toward Atlanta.  Providence Canyon is an unusual land feature originally created by erosion of agricultural fields, but it has now become a spectacular landscape phenomenon – an exceptional opportunity for photographers.
No previous paddling experience necessary – Limit 12

Trip fee and kayak rental only – $85   –   Accommodations cabin or lodge rooms – $65 per person per night

To register (RSVP) click HERE – Details & Meeting Directions sent to Registered Participants.

(a suggested donation of $25 or more helps fund our high quality programs)
WTWGoes Chatt trip 3 Debra Pearson 2 by Tony Thaxton JrDebra Pearson, first-time kayaking, enjoys the Chattahoochee on our Aug. 2015 trip. Photograph by Tony Thaxton, Jr.


October 17, 2015 @ 10:00 am
October 18, 2015 @ 1:00 pm