July 13

Lower Etowah River Day Paddle
Euharlee, GA

Join the Georgia Conservancy and Coosa River Basin Initiative (CRBI) on July 13 for a day paddle on the beautiful Lower Etowah River. Beginning in the town of Euharlee, located between Rome and Cartersville, the 9-mile paddle is perfect for a relaxing summertime exploration of North Georgia’s Etowah.

Paddlers will meet at Euharlee Bridge Landing at 9 AM to begin a Georgia Conservancy and CRBI facilitated shuttle*. Getting on the water at Euharlee Bridge at 10 AM, our 9-mile paddle will take roughly 4 hours to complete, with many opportunities to rest, eat and cool off in the river, before ending at the U.S. 411 Boat Landing.

Section Description via Etowah River User’s Guide:

“This 9-mile section may be the most scenic and popular paddle on the Etowah River in Bartow County. The paddle crosses no less than six Native American fish weirs and winds beneath riverside bluffs. The highlight is a .2 mile rock garden followed by a series of islands and shoals. With many places to stop and play, this is a favorite paddle for families. Some residential development encroaches on the river in places, but the river maintains a rural feel. Obstacles are limited to Native American fish weirs and small shoals do not exceed Class 1 in difficulty.”

About CRBI: CRBI is a 501c3 grassroots environmental organization based in Rome, Georgia with the mission of informing and empowering citizens so that they may become involved in the process of creating a clean, healthy and economically viable Coosa River Basin. Since 1992, our staff, board and members have served as advocates for the wise stewardship of the natural resources of the Upper Coosa River basin, or watershed, which stretches from southeastern Tennessee and north central Georgia to Weiss Dam in Northeast Alabama. This includes the Coosa River, the Etowah and Oostanaula rivers and the tributaries of these waterways as well as the land drained by these streams and the air that surrounds this land area.

*For our paddling trips, we facilitate a shuttle for all participants. We ensure that the majority of boat carrying vehicles are waiting at the takeout, ready for participants when they get off the water. Details will be explained during our pre-trip emails, and plenty of shuttle instruction is provided in the field. We never leave anyone behind!

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.

Trip Price: Day Paddle Pass - $40 *Does not include boat rental. To rent a boat from CRBI, please choose boat option from registration menu below.

Recommended Experience Levels: Novice

Stewardship Trips FAQs: Click here to learn more and for a downloadable .pdf


Photo courtesy of CRBI

Photo courtesy of CRBI

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*Registration opens to Georgia Conservancy members on April 15 at 5 PM and to the General Public on April 17 at 5 PM.

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Georgia Conservancy members - 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 Lower Etowah River Paddle is one of our twelve Heartland Rivers of Georgia trips featuring camping, paddling and stewardship in south and central Georgia. The series brings to light conservation efforts, economic development and recreational opportunities on the Flint, Ochlockonee, Ocmulgee, Ogeechee, Chattahoochee, Altamaha, Satilla, Savannah and Yellow rivers, as well as Spring Creek near Bainbridge.

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 charrison@gaconservancy.org.