Kayak Tour: Jacob Cummings And The Paddle To Freedom Set For July 26

Thursday, July 11, 2019

The Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park, in partnership with Outdoor Chattanooga, will conduct a free, three-hour historical kayak tour on Friday, July 26 at 8:30 a.m. 

"In late July 1839, Jacob Cummings liberated himself from slavery on the banks of Moccasin Bend and paddled his way to freedom in a small canoe," officials said.  "National Park Partners will sponsor this special kayak tour marking the 180th anniversary of Cummings’ escape from slavery.  Participants will paddle the route he followed and learn about his role as both passenger and agent on the Underground Railroad."

The following reservation and paddler requirements must be met prior to tour participation.   

Participants should meet Outdoor Chattanooga staff at the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency’s Suck Creek boat ramp to be shuttled to the launch site. To make a reservation, visit Outdoor Chattanooga’s online catalog at http://bit.ly/outdoorchatt or call 423-643-6888.

Participants must be 14 years of age or older.  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. The rain date for this event is Friday, Aug. 2, at 8:30 a.m.  If you must cancel your reservation for any reason, 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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