Paddle Georgia takes on the Yellow River for the first time. Beginning in the long shadows of Stone Mountain, the rock that underlies Georgia’s iconic mountain will be revealed along our paddle route as it creates impressive shoals and rapids at old mill dams in Milstead and Porterdale. Portaging around these historic dams will provide access to little traveled and spectacularly beautiful portions of this unheralded river. Leaving behind Atlanta’s suburbs, we will travel the Ocmulgee which sports its own sets of impressive shoals—including a Class III obstacle that we will portage. The Ocmulgee even takes us past Juliette, the famous shooting location for the movie Fried Green Tomatoes (you can stop and sample some during our portage around Juliette Dam). The trip ends at Macon’s Amerson Park, the city’s premiere riverside park where we will enjoy our traditional river’s end feast.
- Daily paddling trips averaging 12 miles
- Nightly camping with meals, games, entertainment and educational programs
- Tours of historic sites, industrial facilities and more
- Chemical and biological water monitoring opportunities
- Companionship and camaraderie with hundreds of fellow paddlers
Fundraiser for Georgia River Network, Yellow River Water Trail, Ocmulgee River Water Trail and Altamaha Riverkeeper