Georgia River Network Hosts Family Paddle May 6-8 – On Common Ground News


Georgian families looking for a Mother’s Day gift from the wild side can treat mom to two days of camping and paddling May 6-8, as Georgia River Network hosts a special adventure on the Yellow and Alcovy rivers.

The statewide rivers advocacy organization has defined this Mother’s Day camping and paddling weekend as a family-friendly adventure with special youth programs throughout the year. event.

“Georgia River Network loves taking families out on the rivers,” said Paddle Georgia Coordinator Joe Cook. “Electronic devices don’t mix well with water, so parents and children are assured of each other’s undivided attention. Georgian rivers are a great place to disconnect and reconnect with each other and the beauty that surrounds us.

The two-day canoe/kayak trip will begin with a seven-mile journey down the Yellow River as it gently meanders through historic Porterdale and the following day will end with a 10-mile adventure over the many gentle shoals of the Alcovy River as it descends to Newton County’s Factory Shoals Park.

Camping will be at the historic Salem Campground near Covington, where attendees will have the option of tent camping or staying in the campground’s rustic hotel dating back to circa 1940. The event will include catered meals, educational programs on the rivers, crafts and activities on the river for young people and visits to the meeting places of the interfaith camp founded in 1828.

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, registration is limited to 30 people and Centers for Disease Control social distancing guidelines will be followed throughout the event. Entry fees are $360 for adults and $220 for youth 17 and under. Additional information and registration is available at

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