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Atlanta Paddle to Buzzard Island

July 8, 2023 @ 8:00 am - 3:00 pm

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Chattahoochee Riverkeeper and Trust for Public Land’s Chattahoochee Riverlands are teaming up to host this 11-mile paddle trip through a part of the river not accessible to most – but great things are coming for this stretch of river.

Join us as we paddle from Riverview Landing in Smyrna to the Highway 166 Bridge off Campbellton Road. We will be spending a great deal of time exploring Buzzard Island.

Additional details will be provided in your confirmation email. Specific trip details will be emailed to registered participants one week prior to the trip date.

For planning purposes, we will meet at the put-in at 8 a.m., unload boats, then drive to the take-out. A shuttle bus will return us to the put-in. A limited number of sit-on-top kayaks are available to borrow with gear. We will conclude by 3pm. With some exceptions, inflatable boats are not allowed.

All participants must be able to swim efficiently. All participants must be able to get in and out of a kayak easily (i.e. those with knee or back injuries may have difficulty). Paddling uses your core muscles, arms, and shoulders. Anyone with injuries in these areas may have difficulty. Please consult your physician if you are concerned about participating.

If paddling solo, paddlers must be at least 15 years old. If paddling tandem, youth must be at least 10 years old and accompanied by an adult at least 21 years old.

The paddle will be called off if there is a threat of severe thunderstorms/lightning OR if the river is running high due to rain or an upstream release of water from dams.


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July 8, 2023 @ 8:00 am 3:00 pm

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