Outdoor Chattanooga News And Events

Friday, July 25, 2014 - by Ruth Thompson
Brown's Ferry Kayak Tour Aug. 2
The National Park Service will join Outdoor Chattanooga for a special historical tour of Brown's Ferry by kayak on Sat., Aug. 2, beginning at 9 a.m.  Paddle the TN River around Williams Island and the entrance to the TN River Gorge while an interpretive ranger from Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park shares the area's unique history.
Cost is $35 for adults and kids ages 14 and older, and includes all equipment and guides. RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED. Email Outdoor Chattanooga or call (423) 643-6888 to reserve your spot.

Downtown Kayak Adventures Aug. 3, 9 & 10 - Last Trips for 2014
Our Downtown Kayak Adventures will go three more times before we wrap up for the summer. Join us on Aug. 3, 9 or 10 for a leisurely tour of downtown Chattanooga on the TN River, starting at 9:30 a.m.Outdoor Chattanooga will provide the gear, the guides and instruction for beginners ages 8 and older. Cost is $35 for adults and kids 14 and older, $25 for kids 8-13. Kids must paddle in tandem with an adult. RESERVATIONS REQUIRED. To reserve, email Outdoor Chattanooga or call(423) 643-6888.

Rapid Learning Kayak Skills Practice
July 30, Aug. 2 at Chester Frost
Come join the Rapid Learning Whitewater Program for our weekly kayak skills practice at Chester Frost County Park every Wed. with two sessions: 6 and 7 p.m. Bring the whole family and learn the basic skills that you need to paddle the Chattanooga region's beautiful whitewater (and flat water) streams. Your first visit is free. To learn more, email Outdoor Chattanooga or call (423) 643-6888.

More Upcoming Events

9            Still Hollow Trail Race
              Missionary Ridge Road Race
23          River Gorge Omnium
             Wilderness Wild Fest 
30-31     Ocoee Fest
28          Ironman Chattanooga

4           Rock/Creek Stump Jump
             Tennessee River Rescue
11         Chattanooga Head Race
19          7 Bridges Marathon
25          Chattajack 31

1          Upchuck 50K
            Head of the Hooch
15         Alzheimer's Association 5K Run to Remember
22         Pangorge: The TN River Gorge Adventure Race 



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