Kayak'ing in Middle to North Ga

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My family has recently started kayak'ing. Basically, we all have sit-on-top kayaks that can handle light to moderate rapids and long flowing cruises. We've done several different runs on the Ocmulgee between Monticello and Macon. We've also got the Yellow River from I20 down to Porterdale and from Porterdale down to Jackson Lake. Where are your favorite spots to put in and take out within an hour or two of metro Atlanta?
 
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I've canoed and rafted and tubed quite a bit... but no kayaking.

Next time you're landing in Macon, let me know and I might be able to give you a ride home.

Given the state of the Ocmulgee right now, I'm afraid you may be dragging the boat more than paddling.
 
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I don't know where to kayak over there, but if you ever start catfishing or running jugs I can help you out. I bought my kayak in 2016, shortly thereafter I sold my boat, haven't looked back.
 
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Lots of good floats on the Flint River. Sprewell Bluff park to hwy 36 bridge is one of the more popular ones here. But I put in and take out all over. Pretty much anywhere from the bridge on flat shoals Rd in pike county to the bridge on hwy 19 south of thomaston.

River is about as low as I've ever seen it right now though.
 

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we do lots of the state parks like yargo. also if you ever close to athens then broad river is always a blast. very easy but generally always moving.
 

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Got some good rivers out here in rockmart/ cartersville area.
 

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The Etowah is a beautiful river in the Cartersville area. I paddle below the lake. Plenty of put in/take put spots so your trip can be from 2 hrs to 2 days and everything in between.
 
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Lots of good floats on the Flint River. Sprewell Bluff park to hwy 36 bridge is one of the more popular ones here. But I put in and take out all over. Pretty much anywhere from the bridge on flat shoals Rd in pike county to the bridge on hwy 19 south of thomaston.

River is about as low as I've ever seen it right now though.

meh.....just take a lunch and picnic on the rocks......:pop2:
 
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