The Opening Shots Along The River Of Death: A Canoe Tour Of West Chickamauga Creek

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park invite the public to participate in a free, one hour, family friendly canoe tour with an interpretive ranger on Thursday, Aug. 14.

"This year, The Friends of Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park and the Friends of Outdoor Chattanooga will sponsor an event where visitors will paddle the quiet waters of West Chickamauga Creek and learn about the rich Civil War history associated with one of the most famous battles of the war – the Battle of Chickamauga," officials stated.

 This tour will be offered once at 6 p.m. and again at 7:30 p. m.

The following reservation and paddler requirements must be met prior to tour participation.  
 
Reservations Required:
Specific directions to the launch site will be given with a reservation confirmation. National Park Service signs will also be placed at certain locations to assist participants in finding the launch location.  To make a reservation, email Outdoor Chattanooga at info@outdoorchattanooga.com or call 423-643-6888.

Paddler Requirements:
At least one "adult" (18+) must be in each boat.
Children must be at least 6 years old.
Participants must know how to swim.

Outdoor Chattanooga and the National Park Service reserve the right to cancel a trip at any time at their discretion, due to weather or water conditions. Participants will be notified as soon as possible if there is a cancellation and a rain date will be offered (Aug. 21). Trips often run waiting lists. If you must cancel your reservation for any reason, please try to do so with a minimum of 24 hours’ notice. This gives those on the waiting list a chance to participate.  Call 423-643-6888 between the hours of 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., Monday – Friday to cancel a reservation.
 


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