Chattahoochee Valley River Rally

Return to the river with an easy-going paddle trip and community gathering that draws people together from around the Middle Chattahoochee region.

On Saturday, May 9, 2020, we’ll once again gather for the Chattahoochee Valley River Rally, our regional spring benefit in the City of West Point for the fifth year in a row. Whether on the water for the popular evening paddle or with us afterwards for the riverside party, we look forward to bringing everyone together to celebrate the Chattahoochee River and learn more about Chattahoochee Riverkeeper.

The three-mile paddle kicks off at 5 p.m. (EST) from Hardley Creek Park. Once paddlers reach the Downtown River Park in West Point, all from the community are welcome to join for family-friendly festivities lasting from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. (free to attend). Expect live music, dinner, local craft beer from Wild Leap Brewery, learning opportunities and fun activities for all ages.

Proceeds from the event support Chattahoochee Riverkeeper programs like the West Point Lake Floating Classroom and Neighborhood Water Watch. 

Paddler Info

Prices to paddle are $30 per adult and $20 for paddlers under 21.

Along with supporting Chattahoochee Riverkeeper and our work in the local community, paddle registration includes:

  • pre-paddle shuttle service
  • two beers (for adults)
  • and on-the-water support from staff and volunteers.

For kayak and paddleboard rentals, contact GLL Outdoors ( at 706-645-3584 or Paddlers must provide their own boat. Inflatable boats are not allowed.

Paddler Registration

Registration opens February 24.

Only 150 spots available. First come, first serve.

Day-of registration will be available on May 9 from 3 pm – 4:45 pm ($5 price increase for day-of-event registration).


We welcome support for this event, and in turn, Chattahoochee Riverkeeper’s efforts in the community like the West Point Lake Floating Classroom and Neighborhood Water Watch. For more details, contact the event organizer, Henry Jacobs, at