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.


Saturday, May 28, 2022

Memorial Day Paddle
Saturday, May 28, 2022 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Celebrate Memorial Day with a guided afternoon paddle around Lake Rutledge. We will be looking for wildlife around the lake and learning about the park's history. Bring water, bug spray and a change of clothes (optional). **Pre-registration required. $15 if you use your craft, $20 if you use ours $5 parking. 706-557-3001.

Saturday, June 4, 2022

Twilight Kayak Tour
Saturday, Jun 4, 2022 7 PM to 8:30 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.
National Trails Day
Saturday, Jun 4, 2022 9 AM
Victoria Bryant State Park - Royston, GA
Celebrate National Trails Day on Victoria Bryant State Park's Trails! $5 parking. 706-245-6270.
Turn Over a New Leaf Event 

Friday, June 10, 2022

Twilight Kayak Tour
Friday, Jun 10, 2022 7 PM to 8:30 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.

Saturday, June 11, 2022

Twilight Kayak Tour
Saturday, Jun 11, 2022 7 PM to 8:30 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.

Sunday, June 12, 2022

Kayaking 101
Sunday, Jun 12, 2022 4 PM to 5:30 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 8 participants and social distancing will be required. $20 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.

Saturday, June 18, 2022

Twilight Kayak Tour
Saturday, Jun 18, 2022 7 PM to 8:30 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.

Saturday, June 25, 2022

Hike and Paddle
Saturday, Jun 25, 2022 8 AM to 2 PM
Chattahoochee Bend State Park - Newnan, GA
Join the Friends of Chattahoochee Bend for a fun-filled day of hiking and paddling. Hike the 5.5 mile river trail to the north end of the park, where you will stop for a quick break and then paddle down the river to the Day Use area boat ramp. Bring your own kayak or rent one at the park. Meet at the Visitor Center to sign waivers by 8:00 am. $20-$40 $5 parking. 770-254-7271.
Kayaking 101
Saturday, Jun 25, 2022 2 PM to 3:30 PM
Tugaloo State Park - Lavonia, GA
Join us at the park for this beginner kayak experience. After learning the basics of kayaking we'll take to the water to hone our skills. Participants must be 9 or older. $10 - $20 $5 parking. 706-356-4362.

Saturday, July 9, 2022

New Replica Dug-out Canoe Launch
Saturday, Jul 9, 2022 to Sunday, Jul 10, 2022 - 2 PM to 3 PM
Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site - Cartersville, GA
Come watch to see how successful our park staff was at building a Dug-out canoe. Will it float, will it sink, and just how wet will our paddler get? Bring your favorite fold out chair and a snack to watch as we put the canoe in the river for the first time. $2 -$6. 770-387-3747.
Turn Over a New Leaf Event 

Monday, July 18, 2022

Black Rock Mountain State Park Family Camp
Monday, Jul 18, 2022 9 AM to 12 PM
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.

Tuesday, July 19, 2022

Black Rock Mountain State Park Family Camp
Tuesday, Jul 19, 2022 9 AM to 12 PM
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.

Wednesday, July 20, 2022

Black Rock Mountain State Park Family Camp
Wednesday, Jul 20, 2022 9 AM to 12 PM
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.

Thursday, July 21, 2022

Black Rock Mountain State Park Family Camp
Thursday, Jul 21, 2022 9 AM to 12 PM
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.

Friday, July 22, 2022

Black Rock Mountain State Park Family Camp
Friday, Jul 22, 2022 9 AM to 12 PM
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.

Saturday, July 30, 2022

Hike and Paddle
Saturday, Jul 30, 2022 8 AM to 2 PM
Chattahoochee Bend State Park - Newnan, GA
Join the Friends of Chattahoochee Bend for a fun-filled day of hiking and paddling. Hike the 5.5 mile river trail to the north end of the park, where you will stop for a quick break and then paddle down the river to the Day Use area boat ramp. Bring your own kayak or rent one at the park. Meet at the Visitor Center to sign waivers by 8:00 am. $20-$40 $5 parking. 770-254-7271.

Saturday, August 27, 2022

Hike and Paddle
Saturday, Aug 27, 2022 8 AM to 2 PM
Chattahoochee Bend State Park - Newnan, GA
Join the Friends of Chattahoochee Bend for a fun-filled day of hiking and paddling. Hike the 5.5 mile river trail to the north end of the park, where you will stop for a quick break and then paddle down the river to the Day Use area boat ramp. Bring your own kayak or rent one at the park. Meet at the Visitor Center to sign waivers by 8:00 am. $20-$40 $5 parking. 770-254-7271.

Saturday, October 15, 2022

Hike and Paddle
Saturday, Oct 15, 2022 8 AM to 2 PM
Chattahoochee Bend State Park - Newnan, GA
Join the Friends of Chattahoochee Bend for a fun-filled day of hiking and paddling. Hike the 5.5 mile river trail to the north end of the park, where you will stop for a quick break and then paddle down the river to the Day Use area boat ramp. Bring your own kayak or rent one at the park. Meet at the Visitor Center to sign waivers by 8:00 am. $20-$40 $5 parking. 770-254-7271.