Paddling Events


Sunday, July 12, 2020

Kayaking 101 -7/12 CANCELLED
Sunday, Jul 12, 2020 10:30 AM to 12 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Learn the basics of kayaking on a safe and peaceful section of Lake Rutledge. Open to people 16 years and older who can swim and are new to kayaking. Equipment provided and sanitized. This program requires pre-registration, as space will be limited to less than 10 participants and social distancing will be required. $15 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.

Saturday, July 18, 2020

Afternoon Paddle - 7/11 paddle cancelled
Saturday, Jul 18, 2020 6 PM to 7:30 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Explore Lake Rutledge on this ranger-guided tour. We will scan the sky and woods for wildlife. The ranger will interpret the role the CCC made in creating this great park in the 1930s. This program requires pre-registration, as space will be limited to less than 10 participants and social distancing will be required. $10 if you use your boat or $15 if you use ours. $5 parking. 706-557-3001.

Saturday, July 25, 2020

Afternoon Paddle - 7/11 paddle cancelled
Saturday, Jul 25, 2020 6 PM to 7:30 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Explore Lake Rutledge on this ranger-guided tour. We will scan the sky and woods for wildlife. The ranger will interpret the role the CCC made in creating this great park in the 1930s. This program requires pre-registration, as space will be limited to less than 10 participants and social distancing will be required. $10 if you use your boat or $15 if you use ours. $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Kayak Paddle
Saturday, Jul 25, 2020 10 AM to 12 PM
Mistletoe State Park - Appling, GA
2 hour kayak paddle on Clark's Hill Lake. Departing from the boat ramp in the campground. Space is limited,***advanced ticket purchases are required***. Limited to 10 participants 7 years of age or older. Tandem kayaks and single kayaks will be assigned on a first-come first-served basis. Equipment is provided. Social distancing guidelines apply. $20 per person $5 parking. 706-541-0321.
June 27 Twilight Paddle-FULL
Saturday, Jul 25, 2020 7 PM to 9 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Join us for a Ranger-led twilight paddle on Lake Allatoona, great for beginners or experienced paddlers! $30 per participant. Minimum participant age - 10. All minors must be accompanied by an adult. Registration required. Program may be cancelled in the event of inclement weather. $20 - $30 $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
DIRT Event 

Saturday, August 1, 2020

Afternoon Paddle - 7/11 paddle cancelled
Saturday, Aug 1, 2020 6 PM to 7:30 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Explore Lake Rutledge on this ranger-guided tour. We will scan the sky and woods for wildlife. The ranger will interpret the role the CCC made in creating this great park in the 1930s. This program requires pre-registration, as space will be limited to less than 10 participants and social distancing will be required. $10 if you use your boat or $15 if you use ours. $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Alexander Lake Paddle
Saturday, Aug 1, 2020 2 PM to 4 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Join our Interpretive Ranger for a guided paddle on Alexander Lake. This paddle is designed as a basic level paddle to teach beginners how to kayak, read the water, and general boating safety. All equipment is provided. This class is a prerequisite for the South River paddles. Call 770-389-7801 to register. $20 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Aug. 1 Twilight Paddle-FULL
Saturday, Aug 1, 2020 7 PM to 9 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Call to pre-register, must pre-register for event. Join us for a ranger-led twilight paddle on Lake Allatoona. Great for beginners or experienced paddlers. Minimum participant age - 10. All minors must be accompanied by an adult. Program may be cancelled in the event of inclement weather. Click event title for more information. $30 plus $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
Kayaking 101
Saturday, Aug 1, 2020 9 AM to 11 AM
Watson Mill Bridge State Park - Comer, GA
Meet at the park office for a beginners lesson in kayaking. Be sure to wear sun screen, closed toe shoes. $15 plus $5 parking. 706-783-5349.
DIRT Event 

Friday, August 7, 2020

Aug. 7 Twilight Paddle-FULL
Friday, Aug 7, 2020 7 PM to 9 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Call to pre-register, must pre-register for event. Join us for a ranger-led twilight paddle on Lake Allatoona. Great for beginners or experienced paddlers. Minimum participant age - 10. All minors must be accompanied by an adult. Program may be cancelled in the event of inclement weather. Click event title for more information. $30 plus $5 parking. 770-975-0055.

Saturday, August 8, 2020

Afternoon Paddle - 7/11 paddle cancelled
Saturday, Aug 8, 2020 6 PM to 7:30 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Explore Lake Rutledge on this ranger-guided tour. We will scan the sky and woods for wildlife. The ranger will interpret the role the CCC made in creating this great park in the 1930s. This program requires pre-registration, as space will be limited to less than 10 participants and social distancing will be required. $10 if you use your boat or $15 if you use ours. $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Sunset Kayak Paddle - Ticket Purchase Required
Saturday, Aug 8, 2020 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Mistletoe State Park - Appling, GA
2 hour sunset kayak paddle on Clark's Hill Lake. Departing from the boat ramp in the campground. ***Advanced ticket purchases are required***. Limited to 10 participants 7 years of age or older. Tandem kayaks and single kayaks will be assigned on a first-come first-served basis. Equipment is provided. Social distancing guidelines apply. $20 plus $5 parking. 706-541-0321.
Aug. 8 Twilight Paddle- FULL
Saturday, Aug 8, 2020 7 PM to 9 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Join us for a Ranger-led twilight paddle on Lake Allatoona, great for beginners or experienced paddlers! $30 per participant. Minimum participant age - 10. All minors must be accompanied by an adult. Registration required. Program may be cancelled in the event of inclement weather. $20-$30 $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
DIRT Event 

Saturday, August 15, 2020

Afternoon Paddle - 7/11 paddle cancelled
Saturday, Aug 15, 2020 6 PM to 7:30 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Explore Lake Rutledge on this ranger-guided tour. We will scan the sky and woods for wildlife. The ranger will interpret the role the CCC made in creating this great park in the 1930s. This program requires pre-registration, as space will be limited to less than 10 participants and social distancing will be required. $10 if you use your boat or $15 if you use ours. $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Aug. 15 Twilight Paddle-FULL
Saturday, Aug 15, 2020 7 PM to 9 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Call to pre-register, must pre-register for event. Join us for a ranger-led twilight paddle on Lake Allatoona. Great for beginners or experienced paddlers. Minimum participant age - 10. All minors must be accompanied by an adult. Program may be cancelled in the event of inclement weather. Click event title for more information. $30 plus $5 parking. 770-975-0055.

Saturday, August 22, 2020

Afternoon Paddle - 7/11 paddle cancelled
Saturday, Aug 22, 2020 6 PM to 7:30 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Explore Lake Rutledge on this ranger-guided tour. We will scan the sky and woods for wildlife. The ranger will interpret the role the CCC made in creating this great park in the 1930s. This program requires pre-registration, as space will be limited to less than 10 participants and social distancing will be required. $10 if you use your boat or $15 if you use ours. $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Aug. 22 Twilight Paddle-FULL
Saturday, Aug 22, 2020 7 PM to 9 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Call to pre-register, must pre-register for event. Join us for a ranger-led twilight paddle on Lake Allatoona. Great for beginners or experienced paddlers. Minimum participant age - 10. All minors must be accompanied by an adult. Program may be cancelled in the event of inclement weather. Click event title for more information. $30 plus $5 parking. 770-975-0055.

Saturday, August 29, 2020

Paddle and Hike to Indian Rock
Saturday, Aug 29, 2020 3:30 PM to 5:30 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
This ranger-led paddle + hike around Lake Rutledge will take participants back in time to the 1930s. By paddle and then hike we will reach Indian Rock, one of the park's hidden jewels. Bring closed-toe shoes, water, and bug repellent. Call to register by paying in advance. Space limited to 8 participants. Social distancing will be required. $15 with a rental craft, $10 with your own $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Afternoon Paddle - 7/11 paddle cancelled
Saturday, Aug 29, 2020 6 PM to 7:30 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Explore Lake Rutledge on this ranger-guided tour. We will scan the sky and woods for wildlife. The ranger will interpret the role the CCC made in creating this great park in the 1930s. This program requires pre-registration, as space will be limited to less than 10 participants and social distancing will be required. $10 if you use your boat or $15 if you use ours. $5 parking. 706-557-3001.

Sunday, September 6, 2020

Alexander Lake Paddle
Sunday, Sep 6, 2020 2 PM to 4 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Join our Interpretive Ranger for a guided paddle on Alexander Lake. This paddle is designed as a basic level paddle to teach beginners how to kayak, read the water, and general boating safety. All equipment is provided. This class is a prerequisite for the South River paddles. Call 770-389-7801 to register. $20 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.

Saturday, September 19, 2020

Kayak Twilight Paddle
Saturday, Sep 19, 2020 6 PM to 7 PM
Tugaloo State Park - Lavonia, GA
Get Outdoors in June 2020. Kayak Twilight Paddle – Watch wading birds and enjoy the setting sun in the peaceful, ranger-led kayak trip along the Tugaloo peninsula on Lake Hartwell $15 per person, advance registration required $5 parking. 706-356-4363.
DIRT Event 

Saturday, September 26, 2020

River Cleanup -- Your State Parks Day
Saturday, Sep 26, 2020 9 AM
Florence Marina State Park - Omaha, GA
Join us as we once again team up with Rivers Alive to clean up the Chattahoochee River. We will be picking up trash around the fishing pier, boat ramp, and throughout other areas of the park. Please wear clothing that can get dirty. Bring water, sunscreen, and bug spray. Volunteers will receive free admission to the park for the day of the event. 229-838-4706.

Saturday, December 5, 2020

Georgia Becoming An Outdoors-Woman Event
Saturday, Dec 5, 2020 8 AM to 3:30 PM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
This adventure will begin with a hike that focuses on the sights and sounds of birds. Each woman will become a true survivor learning the basic skills of archery, knot tying and building a campfire without a match. Once these skills are mastered, lunch will be over a campfire. Kayaking and fishing at George L. Smith will complete this adventure. $60 plus $5 parking. 478-982-1660.