Introduction to Whitewater Kayaking Course - Chattahoochee River
Duration: Full Day
Price Per Person: $130
Dates: June - August
Location: Atlanta, GA
NOC’s Paddling School instructors have 40+ years of experience dedicated to creating the best learning environment for your first time in a kayak or canoe. This full day course includes the highest quality introduction to whitewater kayaking instruction. A great experience for families with kids as young as 8, each person is provided with professional instruction, high-quality gear, and lunch. Learn basic kayaking skills, including paddle strokes, boat control, and safety maneuvers on the Chattahoochee River. After guided practice on the flatwater, your instructors will lead you down an appropriate whitewater river to put your newly acquired kayaking skills to use! Click the “book now” button above to register for this course or call 828.488.7249 for more information or to register by phone.
NOC’s Metro Atlanta Outposts are located at Powers Island in Sandy Springs and Johnson Ferry in Marietta, hosted in the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area (CRNA) by the National Park Service. With on-site river access and the only outfitter in CRNA, NOC offers guests a unique view of the Chattahoochee River.
Guest amenities include:
- Clean Restrooms (operated by the National Park Service)
- Picnic Tables
- Outpost store with t-shirts, snacks, drinks, sunblock, and other river essentials.
- On-site walking, running, and biking trails.
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Cochran Shoals - Powers Island 5450 Interstate N Pkwy Sandy Springs, GA 30328
From West Atlanta: Take GA-141S/Peachtree Industrial Boulevard towards I-285. Take the I-285W exit towards Marietta/Chattanooga. After 8 miles, take exit 22 for New Northside Drive. Turn right onto New Northside Dr. and continue on Interstate N. Parkway/Riverside Lane NW. Take the last right before crossing the Chattahoochee River and enter the NOC Chattahoochee River Outpost parking area.
From Downtown Atlanta: Take I-75N/I-85N. At the fork, stay right following signs for Marietta/Chattanooga. Take exit 258 for Cumberland Boulevard and turn right. At Interstate N. Parkway turn right. After crossing the Chattahoochee River, take the first left and enter the NOC Chattahoochee River Outpost parking area.
From Marietta/NW Atlanta: Exit I-75 South at Windy Hill/Exit 260. Turn left on Windy Hill Rd. SE. After .8 miles, turn right on Powers Ferry Rd. SE. After 1 mile turn left on Interstate N. Parkway, cross the Chattahoochee River, and take the first left into the NOC Chattahoochee River Outpost parking area.
From the Atlanta International Airport: Take I-85N. After 11.2 miles keep right at the fork to continue onto I-75N following signs for Marietta/Chattanooga. After 7.3 miles take exit 258 for Cumberland Boulevard and turn right. At Interstate N. Parkway turn right. After crossing the Chattahoochee River, take the first left and enter the NOC Chattahoochee River Outpost Parking area.