Kayak through the Tennessee River Gorge with Outdoor Chattanooga and members of the Tennessee River Gorge Trust. This leisurely paddle is beginner friendly and a wonderful way to experience the Gorge at sunset. Not to mention, participants will get to paddle an incredible section of river in Chattanooga’s own backyard with experienced guides.
The paddle is 4.4 miles and roughly 2 hours on the water. Outdoor Chattanooga will provide kayaks, life jackets, and the shuttle back to the vehicles at the put-in. All paddlers are required to use Outdoor Chattanooga kayaks as this ensures that all paddlers travel at a similar speed and that the kayaks can be loaded on the trailer. Confirmation and additional details will be sent via email after payment is made.
When: We are offering 3 trips (July 25, August 22, and September 19 of 2019) at 6:30 PM, and the trip lasts roughly 3 hours.
Where: Participants will meet at the TVA Boat Ramp off Raccoon Mountain Road at 6:30 PM EST (the boat ramp can be found on Google Maps under "Raccoon Mountain River Trailhead"). The boat ramp is directly downstream of the TVA Raccoon Mountain Pump Station.
Gear: Hat, sunscreen, water bottle, small bag or way to keep car keys safe, water-friendly shoes/sandals, clothes that can get wet. Outdoor Chattanooga will provide kayaks, paddles, and life jackets.
Shuttle: Outdoor Chattanooga will shuttle participants back to their vehicles at the launch site after the paddle.
Paddle Length: The paddle is 4.4 miles downstream and roughly 2 hours on the water. The trip will begin at the Raccoon Mountain Boat Ramp and end at Sullivan's Landing on Highway 41.
Costs: $50 per participant