The approximately 4-hour paddle trip begins at New Echota boat ramp on Hwy. 225 at 9 a.m. with a launch time of 10 a.m., continuing down the Oostanaula, passing by the Battle of Resaca and over numerous historic sites, including several Native American fish weirs.
According to Dan McBee, NERA president, these are-shaped rock dams, which the area’s original inhabitants built 500 to 1,000 years ago to capture fish, are still clearly visible today.
“This is a great trip for families,” McBee said. “It’s a relatively short trip and there are many islands and shoals for families to stop at and enjoy the river.”
During the trip, NERA volunteers will note points of interest along the route and eat lunch at Resaca beach.
The trip is free to NERA members. Non-members are charged $35 and receive a year’s membership in NERA.
Canoe and kayak rentals are available. A shuttle will be provided. To register and reserve rental boats visit neranow.org or call 706-263-4002.