Paddling Events

Many events have been postponed or rescheduled. Only current active events will remain on the calendar. Please contact the park for more information.


Friday, March 19, 2021

Spring Thaw Kayak
Friday, Mar 19, 2021 5 PM to 7 PM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
Join us for an afternoon kayak tour as we say farewell to Winter and welcome Spring. Limited to 8 participants, minimum of 4, ages 12 and up; must be able to swim. Those 12-17 must be accompanied by a parent. Register at Visitor Center by noon, March 18. $25 plus $5 parking. 912-287-4900.

Saturday, March 20, 2021

Guided Creek Paddle
Saturday, Mar 20, 2021 6 PM to 7:30 PM
Mistletoe State Park - Appling, GA
Join us for a guided paddle along Cliatt Creek and Boulder Creek on the beautiful shoreline of Clarks Hill Lake. All equipment is provided. The cost to register is $20 per person, space is limited and registration must be done in advance by calling the park office at (706) 541-0321. $20 plus $5 parking. 706-541-0321.

Saturday, March 27, 2021

Afternoon Paddle
Saturday, Mar 27, 2021 4 PM to 5:30 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. $15 if you use your boat or $20 if you use ours. $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Twilight Kayak Tour
Saturday, Mar 27, 2021 6 PM to 7:30 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Explore Lake Rutledge as we scan the sky and woods looking for wildlife. Watch the changing colors on the water as the sun sets. A ranger will interpret the role the CCC made in creating this great park in the 1930s. Bring water, bug spray and a change of clothes (optional). Pre-register in advance by calling the park office. $15 if you use your craft, $20 if you use ours $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Sweep The Hooch
Saturday, Mar 27, 2021 9 AM to 12 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Pre-registration required. Limited capacity. Join Sweetwater Creek and Chattahoochee Riverkeepers for a river clean-up of Sweetwater Creek. Let's all work to keep Sweetwater Creek beautiful and free of trash. Hikers and paddlers requested. Please register with Chattahoochee Riverkeepers https://chattahoochee.org/event/sweep-the-hooch-2/ $5 parking. 770-732-5871.

Sunday, March 28, 2021

Kayaking 101
Sunday, Mar 28, 2021 10:30 AM to 12 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Learn the basic movements 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. $20 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.

Saturday, April 3, 2021

Guided Creek Paddle
Saturday, Apr 3, 2021 6 PM to 7:30 PM
Mistletoe State Park - Appling, GA
Join us for a guided paddle along Cliatt Creek and Boulder Creek on the beautiful shoreline of Clarks Hill Lake. All equipment is provided. The cost to register is $20 per person, space is limited and registration must be done in advance by calling the park office at (706) 541-0321. $20 plus $5 parking. 706-541-0321.

Friday, April 9, 2021

Black Rock Mountain State Park Family Camp
8 AM - 9 PM from Apr 9, 2021 until Apr 11, 2021 
Black Rock Mountain State Park - Mountain City, GA
Enjoy a weekend away with your family participating in activities such as Wilderness Survival, Fire building, Kayaking, and Hiking. Families can attend field trips to other state parks and to the well known Foxfire Museum. Finish the weekend out, with a scavenger hunt competing against other families. All ages welcome. Registration is Required. $45 per adult; $25 per child ages 3-17; under 3 free $5 parking. 706-746-2441.