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PUBLIC NOTICE: Due to extended drought and extremely low water levels at Magnolia Springs, they are no longer a participating park for The Park Paddlers Club. Chattahoochee Bend State Park in Newnan Georgia will replace the paddle at Magnolia Springs. Club member who purchase the $10 club card, should have their membership cards punched at the participating park’s visitor center each time you paddle one of the listed canoe or kayak trails. We are sorry for any inconvienience this may have caused, and thank you for your patience. Please remember to call ahead before venturing out, to verify that the water trails are open.

PARTICIPATING PARKS: (Get Directions . . .)
Park Paddlers Map   Chattahoochee Bend State Park
Newnan, Georgia 30263
770-254-7271
A 5-mile day trip will begin at The McIntosh Reserve Park, just off Hwy. 5 south of Whitesburg, Georgia. Paddlers can expect to see otters, a variety of herons and water birds as well as Bald Eagles. Deer, bobcats and coyotes come to the river’s edge to drink. End at the Chattahoochee Bend Day Use Area Boat Ramp, the first access with parking and vehicle access. Platform Camping is available along this route for overnight guests.


Crooked River State Park
St. Marys, Georgia 31558
912-882-5256
This 4-mile loop on the club's only tidal river travels through salt marsh and past sandbars. Look for dolphins, river otters, birds and perhaps even a manatee. Please be advised of the difficulty of these trails due to the tide. Be sure you paddle with the tide and not against it. For more information concerning tides, click here
 

George L. Smith State Park
Twin City, Georgia 30471
478-763-2759
Paddle 3 miles to Highway 80 (a 6-mile round trip). There is a slight current, and wind conditions may affect your speed. The lake narrows toward the bridge. To stay on the trail, follow reflectors on the trees.
 

Reed Bingham State Park
Adel, Georgia 31620
229-896-3551
Paddle "Roundtree Run" from Red Roberts Landing to the park's main boat ramp.  Club members who have a shuttle may put in at Rountree Bridge/Red Roberts Landing and paddle 3.5 miles downstream to the park.  Without a shuttle, paddlers can travel from the park's main boat ramp up to Red Roberts Landing, then back to the park -- for a total of 7 miles.  The current is typically not very strong, so traveling upstream is not very difficult.  Call the park to ask about water flow.
 

Stephen C. Foster State Park
Fargo, Georgia 31631
912-637-5274
Paddle the Okefenokee Swamp on a 4-mile round trip to historic Billy's Island. Even in low water this trail provides breathtaking scenery. Be on the lookout for alligators, turtles and other wildlife. Paddling can be challenging on windy days.
 

Sweetwater Creek State Park
Lithia Springs, Georgia 30122
770-732-5871
Paddle the perimeter of this pretty reservoir near Atlanta, then loop out to and around the water control tower on a 3-mile trail.


NOTE: Some sites may be affected by drought conditions and low water. Please make sure to call ahead and verify that the water trail is open. All members must know how to swim, children must be 3 years of age or older, and personal flotation devices are required for everyone. You may bring your own canoe or kayak. Some sites or local outfitters provide rentals.
 

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