Paddle Georgia 2020

Event Date

Saturday, June 20, 2020
All Day


Dates & times for June 2020
Saturday, June 20, 2020 All Day
Sunday, June 21, 2020 All Day
Monday, June 22, 2020 All Day
Tuesday, June 23, 2020 All Day
Wednesday, June 24, 2020 All Day
Thursday, June 25, 2020 All Day
Friday, June 26, 2020 All Day
Saturday, June 27, 2020 All Day


Upper Flint River
The Flint River
Thomaston GA


  • Adult : $425.00
  • Youth: $230.00
  • Children: $30.00
  • Sponsor: $0.00

Join Georgia River Network and Flint Riverkeeper June 20-27 for a 7-day paddle trip on the Flint River (2-day options also available). The trip features nightly camping, catered meals and the chance to explore, relax, and learn about rivers. This adventure is open to paddlers of all skill levels and ages.

Our route on the Flint is one of the premier paddling destinations in Georgia. Nowhere else in Georgia can you get the scenery and landscape along a river that you find in the Pine Mountain and Sprewell Bluff areas. Lively Class I shoals, the haunts of the world-famous shoal bass and lesser-known Halloween darter, are frequent for the first four days of the journey followed by three days of flatwater, Coastal Plain paddling. The trip features one short portage around Class III Yellow Jacket Shoals.

We’ll have three campsites: Camp Thunder, a Boy Scouts of America Flint River Council facility, is where you can tent camp or rent private platform tents with mattresses. The camp features an air-conditioned dining hall, where we’ll have breakfasts, and a beautiful open-air pavilion, where we will serve dinner and hold evening programs.

Our second campsite is Taylor County High School in Butler, which is small-town Georgia at its best. The school is within walking distance of downtown, with restaurants, grocery stores, and more. Tent camping will be on lawns surrounding the school and on the school’s athletic practice field. Indoor “camping” will be available in the school gymnasium.

Our final night, for those who choose to stay overnight, is Oglethorpe City Park with tent camping in the park and indoor camping at an adjacent gymnasium. This will be the site of our River’s End Celebration with live music, a fish fry from Flint Riverkeeper, games, the Vibe Kayak Ducky Derby, and more.

The event will run from Saturday to Saturday in 2020. Our kick-off day will be Saturday, June 20, with our first day of paddling on Sunday, June 21, with our last day of paddling on Saturday, June 27. This should help participants who want to avoid taking an extra day off work to arrive for kick-off day activities on Friday. As in previous years, two Paddle Lite options are available: June 21-22 and June 26-27.

And, through special shuttle services, paddlers will, for a small fee, be able to easily shuttle their vehicles from campsite to campsite.

Thru-Paddler Options for those Registering For All 7 Days

Adult: $425.00

Youth: $230.00

Children: $30.00

Sponsor: $0.00

Paddle Lite Options For Those Registering for the First Two or Last Two Days

Adult: $120.00

Youth: $70.00

Children: $10.00

Sponsor: $0.00

(Special options included for Sponsors, Staff, Legislators, Professionals, Youth, & Teachers)

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Special Tags
  • Eco-Friendly
Suitable for Ages
  • All Ages
General Information
  • Family-Friendly
  • Accessible