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2018 Stephens County Foundation

A Project of the Stephens County Foundation

discover THE

hISTORIC

TUGALOO

river

CORRIDOR

Tugaloo Corridor
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GET READY FOR A GOOD PADDLE!

A MEMORIAL WEEKEND TRADITION

12th Annual River History Tour

Saturday -  May 25, 2019

7:30 AM: check-in opens.

Plan to be ready to paddle by 8:30 AM

8:30am - 2:30pm (approximate end time)

Begin at Walker Creek Boat Access

Yonah Dam Rd.

Toccoa, GA

REGISTER EARLY ! -- SPACE IS LIMITED

DOOR PRIZE!

Registrants will be entered into a random drawing for a chance to win a $100 gift certificate to REI co-op.

ABOUT THE TUGALOO RIVER & TOUR

The Tugaloo River History Tour began 12 years ago with 10 paddlers. Today, it has grown to include more than 150 people from across the State of Georgia, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Alabama. 

 

Now  be among the first group to paddle the Tugaloo River as an official developing Water Trail in the state of Georgia. This means  the River is listed among some pretty important rivers in Georgia: the Yellow River, the Broad River, the Flint River, Altamaha River, Chattahoochee River, Chattooga River, Etowah River, Ocmulgee River, Okefenokee Wilderness, Satilla River, Toccoa River and many more.

Enjoy the beautiful scenery, natural habitat and calm waters as you learn about the significance of historical sites along the river. 

 

ABOUT THE PADDLE

This is a guided Tour led by Kelly Vickers, a local historian. We will paddle down river stopping along the way to hear about the history of the river and the surrounding area such as  the old logjam, the ancient Cherokee villages of Estatoe, Noyowee, and Tugaloo, and the old Prather Bridge. 

 

If the lake levels hold, we will have an easy paddle to Long Nose Creek Falls, where will have lunch. We’ll then paddle on to the Indian Mound in the center of Lake Hartwell before heading to a take-out point around 2:30 PM.

This is a wonderful time to be out on the water, to hear about the history of the area, and to be with friends.

ABOUT THE LOGISTICS

BEFORE THE PADDLE -- Check-in opens at 7:30 AM at Walker Creek Boat Ramp. Plan to arrive at Walker Creek Boat Ramp between 7:30 - 8:15 AM to unload canoes / kayaks and passengers. After unloading,  drive your car to nearby Tugaloo Bend Heritage Park to park your car. A shuttle will take you back to Walker Creek Boat Ramp for the launch. (Map to Walker Creek Boat Access)

AFTER THE PADDLE -- At approximately 2:30 PM, you will be shuttled to your car from the take out point. Then you can pick up your kayak/canoe and any passengers. 

WHAT TO BRING

Canoe or kayak - Paddle - Personal Flotation Device

Sunscreen - Hat with Brim

Quick dry clothing

Water -

Picnic lunch/ snacks

Camera

copy of your ID to carry with you as you paddle

To rent kayaks or canoes, click here

HOW TO PARTICIPATE -- GET REGISTERED!

This is a very popular event and space is limited. We encourage you to register early.

Registration Fee: $10 for an individual / $20 for a Family 

- Family registration is intended for a family up to 5 people and may include immediate family members such as a spouse and / or children.

- Registrants under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian

- Registration fees are non-refundable.

Your registration fees will be put to good use!

Proceeds benefit the Stephens County Foundation in support of the developing the Tugaloo River Water Trail project and other on-going projects. Thank you.

TWO WAYS TO REGISTER

1) If you would like to register online using a credit card:

- kindly read the PDF Waiver

- then click here  or scroll down to fill out the registration form below and pay 

OR

2) If you would like to register using a check:

-  print out the PDF registration form and mail in>>>>>>  

 

Please make sure that we receive you mailed registration no later than May 20th. In the event that the Tour sells out before we receive your registration, you will be notified and your check will be returned to you. 

Please read the Stephens County Foundation Tugaloo River History Tour Event Waiver >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

THANK YOU SPONSORS

X - FACTOR CORNERSTONE GRILL

OSBOURNE WOOD PRODUCTS

SOUTH STATE BANK

 

Pre-Order the 2019 Commemorative Shirt by May 15th

Pick- up at the Paddle.

$15 for Men or Womens  Shirt ($18 for 2XL) / $12 Youth

Proceeds from the shirt benefit the Stephens County Foundation

Performance tee with moisture-wicking technology to keep you cool, dry and comfortable.

To pre-order, visit our online store

 

LOCAL KAYAK & CANOE RENTAL PLACES

KAYAK / CANOE RENTAL AT TUGALOO BEND HERITAGE SITE

There are a limited number of kayaks and canoes available to rent from the Tugaloo Bend Heritage Park. 

Rental includes paddle and PFD.  

Rental Fee:

$40 per day for a canoe or kayak

$30 per day for renting 2 or more

deposit required

Reservations recommended. Call: 706-282-7636 or submit a reservation request

OR  

Rent Kayaks in-town at:  

TOCCOA BICYCLE & OUTDOORS

Rental rates for Kayaks

Standard - $30 per day/$30 refundable deposit

Must have a credit/debit card to rent.

Includes a Life jacket and Paddle

Rent on a Saturday and it is not due back until Monday, Sunday is free.

Contact:

Chris Walters

phone: 706-282-1016

email: chris@bikeyaks.com

Location:

60 Bell's Plaza - Suite 109

 Toccoa, GA 30577

bikeyaks.com

 
 

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