Canoe Camping in the south eastern US?

Canoe Camping in the south eastern US?

Post by D. S. Goldsmit » Wed, 07 Jan 2004 13:39:03


Hello group. We're in the planning stages of a canoe/kayak camping trip
in early March and are looking for suggested destinations. Trip legnth
would be 4-6 days of camping. We're located in central Florida so
anywhere in Georgia, or the Carolinas would be fine. We're looking for
scenic with decent camping along the way and class I or II whitewater
would be a great addition as well. I've looked around a bit for a river
and the Oconee and Altamaha look like likely candidates. The group will
probably be two or three canoes and a kayak. 5-7 paddlers and a large
dog:)

Thanks,
David

 
 
 

Canoe Camping in the south eastern US?

Post by Dave Filpu » Wed, 07 Jan 2004 23:56:02



Quote:
> Hello group. We're in the planning stages of a canoe/kayak camping trip
> in early March and are looking for suggested destinations. Trip legnth
> would be 4-6 days of camping. We're located in central Florida so
> anywhere in Georgia, or the Carolinas would be fine. We're looking for
> scenic with decent camping along the way and class I or II whitewater
> would be a great addition as well. I've looked around a bit for a river
> and the Oconee and Altamaha look like likely candidates. The group will
> probably be two or three canoes and a kayak. 5-7 paddlers and a large
> dog:)

The New River in North Carolina/***ia is mostly flat water with a
little Class II. There is a lot of camping along the river. New River
State Park in North Carolina has canoe sites. With private campgrounds
along the way, you should be able to canoe up to the New River Trail
State Park in ***ia.

 
 
 

Canoe Camping in the south eastern US?

Post by James H. Williams P » Thu, 08 Jan 2004 00:08:51

You could try the Chattahoochee from Lkae Lanier to Atlanta.  Not bad in
high water.

Quote:


> > Hello group. We're in the planning stages of a canoe/kayak camping trip
> > in early March and are looking for suggested destinations. Trip legnth
> > would be 4-6 days of camping. We're located in central Florida so
> > anywhere in Georgia, or the Carolinas would be fine. We're looking for
> > scenic with decent camping along the way and class I or II whitewater
> > would be a great addition as well. I've looked around a bit for a river
> > and the Oconee and Altamaha look like likely candidates. The group will
> > probably be two or three canoes and a kayak. 5-7 paddlers and a large
> > dog:)

> The New River in North Carolina/***ia is mostly flat water with a
> little Class II. There is a lot of camping along the river. New River
> State Park in North Carolina has canoe sites. With private campgrounds
> along the way, you should be able to canoe up to the New River Trail
> State Park in ***ia.


 
 
 

Canoe Camping in the south eastern US?

Post by SGF » Sun, 11 Jan 2004 22:34:58

I second the vote for the New River in NC. I was there in June and it sounds
like what you're looking for.

Here are some links that might be of  interest.
http://www.paddling.net/places/showReport.html?148

http://www.zaloos.com/ZCAboutUs.html

SGF



Quote:
> Hello group. We're in the planning stages of a canoe/kayak camping trip
> in early March and are looking for suggested destinations. Trip legnth
> would be 4-6 days of camping. We're located in central Florida so
> anywhere in Georgia, or the Carolinas would be fine. We're looking for
> scenic with decent camping along the way and class I or II whitewater
> would be a great addition as well. I've looked around a bit for a river
> and the Oconee and Altamaha look like likely candidates. The group will
> probably be two or three canoes and a kayak. 5-7 paddlers and a large
> dog:)

> Thanks,
> David