Kayak Tour From Chattanooga To Brown’s Ferry To Be Offered July 28

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park invites the public to participate in a free, four-hour, kayak tour with a ranger on Friday, July 28, at 9 am. The Friends of Moccasin Bend and the Friends of Outdoor Chattanooga will sponsor an event where visitors will paddle down the Tennessee River, around the tip of Moccasin Bend, while learning about the much needed supply line (the famous “Cracker Line”) to help lift the Confederate siege of Chattanooga. The following reservation and paddler requirements must be met prior to tour participation. 

RESERVATIONS REQUIRED:

Directions to the launch site will be given with a reservation confirmation. To make a reservation, contact Outdoor Chattanooga at info@outdoorchattanooga.com or at 423-643-6888.

PADDLER REQUIREMENTS
Participants must be 14 years of age or older.
Participants must know how to swim.

Outdoor Chattanooga and the National Park Service reserves 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. If you must cancel your reservation for any reason, please try to do so with a minimum of 24 hours’ notice. Call between the hours of 8 a.m.–5 p.m., Monday – Friday to cancel a reservation.



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