Conasauga River Day Snorkel
On August 24, join the Georgia Conservancy and the U.S. Forest Service for a day of snorkeling in the Conasauga River!
The headwaters of the Conasauga and Jack’s rivers originate within the Cohutta Wilderness, a federally-protected wilderness area located in the mountains of north Georgia and southeast Tennessee. As a result, our snorkeling destination, located at the edge of the expansive Cohuttas, provides visitors with the chance to experience one of the most biologically-diverse sections of river in North America. The two remote mountain rivers offer wildlife miles of unspoiled sanctuary and are home to over 70 species of fish - twice as many than are found in the entire western United States. Some of these species are found nowhere else on Earth.
Though not attire usually associated with the mountains, participants don wetsuits, a mask and snorkel to catch a glimpse of these colorful, native fish, both large and small. Wetsuits, masks and snorkels will be provided by the USFS, but please feel free to bring your own.
What to bring: A swimsuit, tennis shoes, wading shoes/strap‐on sandals for the snorkel, a towel, lunch, a plastic bag for wet clothes, change of clothes, snacks, bug spray, and lots of water.
Participants will meet Georgia Conservancy staff in Cisco, Georgia at Cisco Baptist Church on Saturday morning, August 24, at 9 AM. After a brief logistical discussion, participants will carpool and caravan from Cisco Baptist Church to our snorkeling location on the Conasauga River - about a 40 min drive on single-lane and forest service roads.
*By participating in one of our Stewardship Trips, you are helping to support our year-round and statewide advocacy for the protection and conservation of Georgia's natural resources.
Watch this short video, produced by Freshwater Illustrated and filmed at the location of our snorkel, to get a glimpse of the underwater beauty you will experience:
Trip Price: $50 per person
Recommended Experience Levels: Beginner
Stewardship Trips FAQs: Click here to learn more and for a downloadable .pdf
*DETAILS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE
*Registration opens to Georgia Conservancy members on April 15 at 5 PM and to the General Public on April 17 at 5 PM
Did you know? Georgia Conservancy members have the opportunity to register early for select Stewardship Trips, as well as receive a discount on a number of our adventures during the year. Become a Georgia Conservancy member today, or renew your membership Already a member? Use your email provided promo code for early registration and to receive a discount (Live Oak Level and above) when registering for this trip.
The Conasauga Snorkel is one of our Bucket List Adventure Trips. Our Bucket List Trips are once-in-a-lifetime journeys that include adventures in the Cohutta Wilderness, Okefenokee Wilderness, Blackbeard Island, Cloudland Canyon, Jeykll Island and on the Conasauga River.
Learn more about the Georgia Conservancy's Stewardship Trips Program
If you have any questions about our Stewardship Trips Program or about any upcoming trip, please contact Georgia Conservancy Stewardship Trips Director Clark Harrison at firstname.lastname@example.org.