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Our June 8 Paddle!

The Tugaloo River Water Trail History Paddle is June 8, beginning at 9:30am. Pay at the event: cash or check $20 per person and $40 for families of 4. Be at the drop off/put-in point with your boat by 8:30 am (Walker Creek Boat Launch). Walker Creek Boat Launch is located on Yonah Dam Road. […]

Boaters Checklist & River Etiquette

Boater’s Checklist We have complied a short list of things you need to consider before you paddle the Tugaloo River. This is a flat-water paddle but like any body of water, be sure to put safety first! The list below is not extensive. There are other things that can be added, but this is a […]

The Things that Are Important

Tugaloo River Water Trail Policies Code of Conduct On the Tugaloo River, we like to think of our river adventure participants as our “river family.” We come from many different backgrounds, but the river is the great equalizer and our common bond. We want all participants to treat one another as family.  Please Please Don’t— […]

Pancake Paddle April 22!

Looking forward to our first paddle of the year. Our Annual Pancake Paddle on Saturday, April 22, at 8:30 am. We’ll meet at Traveler’s Rest (4339 Riverdale Road, Toccoa, Georgia) and have a delicious pancake breakfast before dropping down to Toccoa Creek. Then we’ll paddle out to the Tugaloo River and back into Owl Swamp […]

Safety First!

Water can be deceiving! Every river no matter how slow has a currant flowing beneath the surface. We recommend that before you begin your canoe or kayak adventure, you test your ability in a beginner’s class or in a small lake with friends present. Sure, you can go it alone if you’re an experienced kayaker, […]

Tugaloo River History Paddle May 28

The Annual Tugaloo River History Paddle is scheduled for Saturday, May 28, beginning at 8:30 am at the Walker Creek Boat Ramp (Tugaloo River Water Trail access) and pull out around 3 pm at Broken Bridges (Stephens County Park on Georgia Hwy 123). This paddle takes some of the most beautiful portions of the Tugaloo […]

April 9! Our First Annual Pancake Paddle

Winter is OVER!! Let’s get spring rolling with the FIRST annual Tugaloo River Water Trail Pancake Paddle!! You are going to love this paddle because it includes Bacon and Pancakes and sunshine and water and historical stories! Our first paddle of 2022 is scheduled for April 9 at 8:30 am beginning at Traveler’s Rest! (We […]

Spooky Stories on the Tugaloo River

Get ready to hear some of the spookiest stories on the river! The Tugaloo River Water Trail (TRWT) will sponsor a “Spooky Story Paddle” on Saturday, October 23 beginning at 4:30 pm at the Owl Swamp pull out on Toccoa Creek. “For years,” says historian and author Kelly Vickers, “we have collected so many stories […]

Sunset Paddle Set for September 4

The Tugaloo River Water Trail Sunset Paddle is scheduled for September 4, beginning at 4:30 pm. Paddlers will leave from the Broken Bridges Park within the Stephens County Park located on Georgia Highway 123 before you cross the bridge to South Carolina. “This is a favorite paddle because of the time of day and the […]

It’s Official! We’re a Water Trail

At the end of May 2021, the Georgia River Network (GRN) designated the Tugaloo River Water Trail as an established part of the organization’s Georgia Water Trails Network during a ribbon cutting ceremony at Broken Bridges, the water trail’s end point within Stephens County Park. The ceremony was attended by local dignitaries, leaders and stakeholders […]