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Self Guided Paddle Trips


crbi's paddling program and etowah river blue trail project supported by the rei kennesaw store located at 740 Barrett Parkway Suite 450


About Our Self Guided Paddle Trip Program

CRBI offers shuttle services and canoe and kayak rental services so that you can plan your own excursions on our local rivers and streams. We offer several options for you:

  • Participate in our regularly scheduled trips on Saturdays, Sundays, and Holidays on the Etowah River (shuttle service and boat transport provided in the CRBI Mussel Mobile)
  • Create your own trip with assistance from CRBI (shuttle services and boat transport provided in the CRBI Mussel Mobile. Shuttle fees based on size of group and trip location)
  • Create your own trip and you arrange your own shuttles and boat transport.

Use the form below to register for one of these options and reserve your rental boats.

About Our Self-Guided Etowah River Trips

Each Saturday, Sunday and Holiday in which CRBI does not have a guided paddle trip planned, we offer shuttle services and boat rentals for trips on the Etowah River

Saturdays & Holidays: Euharlee to US 411

Distance: 10 miles Time: 3-6 hours Shuttle Meet Time: 10 a.m.

This 10-mile float takes in perhaps the most scenic stretch of the Etowah in Bartow County. Starting in the shadows of the historic Euharlee Covered Bridge on Euharlee Creek, you'll venture down the Euharlee to the Etowah. Once on the Etowah, you'll paddle over Native American fish weirs and past cool, clear spring-fed creeks. The trip includes occasional shoals (Class I) and is a trip suitable for novices.

SUNDAYS: Grizzard park to Rome

Distance: 6 miles Time: 2-4 hours Shuttle Meet Time: 1 p.m

This 6-mile paddle town and country paddle takes you through the rural outskirts of Rome and into the heart of historic downtown. You'll float over Native American fish weirs and find plenty of places to play before finding your way to the Etowah's confluence with the Oostanaula in downtown. The last 500 yards of your journey will be on the Coosa River.

Shuttle Fees:

A shuttle fee of $10 per person will be collected at the launch site. Please bring cash or check to pay this fee. No shuttle fee will be charged for children accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Plan your own trip

These trips don't fit into your schedule? No problem. You can rent boats and arrange your own trip using our assistance for boat transport and shuttles or you can simply pick up your rental boats and arrange your own transport and shuttles.

Use the form below to register for one of these options and reserve your rental boats.


Call CRBI's Recreational Outreach Coordinator Jamie Taylor at 706-506-8817 or e-mail Jamie at

How's the Water?

Find out by checking out CRBI's Etowah River Bacteria Monitoring Program. New information is posted weekly giving bacteria levels at three sites on the Etowah in Bartow & Floyd counties. Click here for the latest monitoring data!

Maps of Area Rivers

You can view maps of the entire Etowah River from Lumpkin County in the North Georgia mountains to Floyd County at the Etowah River Water Trail website. This site includes information about river access points, including directions and descriptions. River maps and guides can also be downloaded from this website. Copies of the Etowah River User's Guide--a comprehensive on-river guide to the Etowah featuring waterproof pages, color photographs and 17 maps are available through CRBI, 706-232-2724, or the University of Georgia Press.

Maps of the Coosa, Oostanaula and Coosawattee rivers are available from Georgia River Network's Paddle Georgia website.

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