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October 2017

Fall Foliage Paddle on the Etowah & Coosa

October 28 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Etowah River ,
U.S. 411, Rome, GA United States

This 13-mile trip from Dixon Landing on the Etowah River to Lock and Dam Park on the Coosa flows through the heart of Rome at the peak of the fall leaf season in Northwest Georgia. See downtown Rome from the rivers, watch the Etowah & Oostanaula join and drift down the Coosa to Lock and Dam Park along the region’s old steamboat path. Guided by Coosa River Basin Initiative. Canoe and kayak rentals are available. View a Google map of…

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Paddling Through History on the Etowah River

October 8 @ 1:30 am - 8:00 pm
Etowah River ,
Euharlee Road, Euharlee, GA United States

This special fundraising event is a real crowd pleaser. The event includes a 6-mile paddle on the Etowah River, showing off several impressive Native American fish weirs, and a tour of historic Valley View Farm, an antebellum plantation home built in the 1840s and occupied by Union troops during the Civil War. The paddle trip will be followed by a catered dinner and drinks in the courtyard of the historic home. Throw in a kayak raffle and you’ve got an…

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Harvest Moon Paddle

October 5 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Coosa River ,
2nd Ave. , Rome, GA United States
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Catch the Harvest Moon over the Coosa River on this 6-mile, moonlight paddle from Heritage Park in Downtown Rome (at the confluence of the Etowah and Oostanaula Rivers) to Lock and Dam Park on the Coosa. This trip is free to CRBI members. Non-members can join when registering. Canoe and kayak rentals are available. To register, join CRBI and/or reserve your boat visit www.coosa.org/events/paddle-trips Upon registering, you will receive logistical information about meeting times, locations and directions. All participants must…

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September 2017
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Etowah River Water Trail Rodeo

September 17 @ 1:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Unnamed Venue,
1540 West Avenue, Cartersville, GA United States
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Join Etowah Water Trail supporters from across the state and region for this annual fundraiser to help develop, construct and promote the Etowah River Water Trail. This year’s Etowah River Water Trail Rodeo will be held Sunday, Sept. 17 on a 7-mile run through Dawson and Forsyth counties. The event features a catered meal, auction and kayak raffle following the paddle at Forsyth County’s new Eagle’s Beak Park. All registered participants receive a ticket to win a new kayak from…

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Etowah River Clean Sweep

September 16 @ 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
Etowah River ,

This clean up is as long as the river is deep (in front of Allatoona Dam!) Join hundreds of other river lovers as we attempt to clean every mile of the Etowah River from Allatoona Dam to Rome. Teams are forming now to “adopt” specific sections of the river for this one-day clean up. Interested in forming a team? Please contact Jesse Demonbreun-Chapman or Shira Kerce at 706-232-2724.

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Fish Weir Paddle

September 2 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Fish Weir Paddle,
Macedonia Road , Cartersville , GA United States
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Traditionally one of event organizer, Coosa River Basin Initiative’s most popular paddles, this trip plots a 17-mile course from US 411 to Grizzard Park in Rome, winding through some of the most remote stretches of the Lower Etowah and providing access to the best of the Etowah’s fish weirs and other historic sites. The launch will take place from the new US 411 boat ramp, a ramp constructed by Bartow County with funds provided by CRBI. This trip is free…

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August 2017

Indian Mound Paddle

August 12 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Indian Mound Paddle,
Allatoona Dam Road , Cartersville, GA United States
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This 10-mile journey is a crowd-pleaser. Clear water flowing from Lake Allatoona carries you around historic Thompson Weinman Dam, across Native American fish weirs and past the Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site where we’ll stop for a tour. The trip runs from Allatoona Dam to the Leake Mound Boat Launch. Hosted by the Coosa River Basin Initiative. Pre-registration is required at www.coosa.org/events/paddle-trips Canoe and kayak rentals are available through registration site. Upon registering, you will receive logistical information about meeting times,…

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July 2017

Leake Mound Paddle

July 22 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Etowah River,
Ga. 113, Cartersville, GA United States

This 9-mile jaunt from Leake Mound Site to Euharlee takes in some of the best of Bartow County’s river history, passing over numerous Native American fish weirs as well as numerous antebellum plantation home sites.  Use this link to view a Google Map of the launch site: https://www.google.com/maps/@34.1426933,-84.8392478,525m/data=!3m1!1e3 Pre-registration is required. Register and reserve rental boats at www.coosa.org/events/paddle-trips  

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Rome’s Big Float June 4

June 4, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Etowah River,
Rome, GA 30161 United States
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Join hundreds of other river lovers for a 6-mile float on the Etowah River from Dixon Landing to Heritage Park in downtown Rome. The trip is for canoes, kayaks, paddleboards, tubes, rafts and anything else that floats your boat. Prizes will be awarded for best costumes, best decorated boats, largest flotilla of tubes and much more. Paddle will be followed by an after party at River Dog Outpost overlooking the Etowah in downtown Rome. Sponsored by the Coosa River Basin…

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May 2016

Fish Weir Paddle in Cherokee County

May 21, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Etowah River,
East Cherokee Drive, Canton , GA United States

This 13-mile paddle on the Etowah takes you through the heart of Cherokee County and a surprisingly rural landscape. Along the way pass over numerous Native American fish weirs as you make your way to the city of Canton. Use this link to view a Google Map of the launch site: https://www.google.com/maps/@34.2994551,-84.397851,15z Pre-registration is required. Register and reserve your rental boat at www.coosa.org/events/paddle-trips

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