Pig Paddle & Party 2014
Pig Paddle kicks off at 2 p.m. with a six-mile paddle down the Etowah River from the Carroll's home to Grizzard Park in Rome. This six-mile run of river takes in historic Reynolds Bend where ancient cliffs overlook the river and shelter bone-chilling, pristine springs filling the Etowah. Further downstream, you'll paddle over rock fish dams built by Native Americans 500-1000 years ago. If there is a better introduction to paddling the Etowah, we haven't seen it.
The trip is suitable for beginners, and canoes and kayaks are provided.
After the paddle, we will return to the Carrolls for barbecue dinner courtesy of Johnny Mitchell's Smokehouse in Euharlee (the meal features barbecue pork and smoked tofu!), a kayak raffle courtesy of Cedar Creek Park, and River City Bank along with beer, wine, games and a special live auction.
Copies of the recently released Etowah River User's Guide, a 163-page color guide to the Etowah River will be available for purchase at the event. The guidebook is a joint project of Georgia River Network and CRBI and is published by the University of Georgia Press.
Suggested Donation: $75 per person or $130 per couple. Donation includes a year's membership in CRBI, canoe or kayak rentals, dinner, beer, wine and other beverages. At the event, one lucky patron will win a new recreational kayak.
Proceeds to Benefit Etowah River Water Trail
Proceeds from this fundraiser support CRBI and its efforts to create a 160-mile-long Etowah River Water Trail from Dawsonville to Rome. The Trail will include developed public access points at various locations along the river as well as online maps and information resources that educate and engage river users.
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