On Saturday, May 6, 2017, we will host a 3-mile family-friendly paddle trip and river celebration on the Chattahoochee as it flows through West Point, Georgia. The paddle will kick off at 5 p.m. (EST) at Hardley Creek Park and finish at the Downtown River Park in West Point where festivities will carry on from 6pm to 9pm.
River Celebration: Free & Open to the Public
In 2016, we brought our annual River Revival event to the Chattahoochee Valley — where the river forms the border between Georgia and Alabama. Over 80 paddlers and 250 guests turned out for a great paddle trip and celebration of the Chattahoochee River. In keeping with the spirit of the event and the growth of CRK’s presence in the Middle Chattahoochee region, we’ll be at it again in May 2017 with the 2nd Chattahoochee Valley River Revival!
From 6pm – 9pm, the Downtown River Park in West Point, GA will again be the site of our river celebration. Expect live music, food, and short films overlooking the banks of the Chattahoochee River. Bring lawn chairs and picnic blankets and enjoy an evening by the river with family and friends!
If you are interested in participating in the event, please contact Henry Jacobs at [email protected] or 706-882-3701 for more information about vendor and sponsorship opportunities.
CVRR Paddle Trip Details
Before festivities start at the river park, join us for an evening paddle trip on the Chattahoochee River from Hardley Creek Park to the Downtown River Park in West Point.
Expect a leisurely two-hour paddle on flat water and the chance to explore a pristine and undeveloped stretch of the Chattahoochee River known as The Chattahoochee Valley Blueway Trail. Chattahoochee Riverkeeper (CRK) will provide a shuttle service beforehand from the City of West Point River Park to Hardley Creek Park, and when needed, hands-on guidance and help from staff and volunteers before, during and after the paddle trip.
Bring along that kayak or paddleboard you got over the holidays as well as family and friends for an afternoon on the water together! Then enjoy music, food and short films afterwards at the Downtown River Park in West Point.
For kayak and canoe rentals, contact GLL Marine at their new location at the Downtown River Park in West Point. www.gllmarine.com or 706-756-2411.
Youth age requirements: If paddling solo, paddler must be at least 15 years old. If paddling tandem, youth must be at least 8 years of age and accompanied by an adult at least 21 years of age.
No “passengers” under 5 years of age.
For those interested in nearby accommodations such as campsites or cabins on West Point Lake, we recommend:
2017 Chattahoochee Valley River Revival Sponsors