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SOLD OUT: Kayak Tour to view Sandhill Cranes

December 15, 2018 @ 10:00 AM - 3:30 PM

Join Outdoor Chattanooga for a guided and equipped kayaking tour around the Hiwassee Wildlife Refuge to view the migrating populations of the Sandhill Crane.

The group will kayak around the perimeter of the 400-acre Hiwassee Island with Outdoor Chattanooga’s experienced guides. The wildlife refuge area attracts a variety of birds due to its combination of cultivated, forested and interior wetlands. During the winter, migrating waterfowl, as many as between 15,000 and 20,000 cranes have been known to overwinter on Hiwassee Island. This site has the largest winter flock of Sandhill Cranes in the southeast United States outside of Florida.

The Hiwassee Refuge is located at the confluence of the Tennessee and Hiwassee Rivers about one hour north of Chattanooga near the town of Birchwood.

All equipment and transportation from Chattanooga is included in the price. The equipment used are Wilderness Systems Tsunami 14′ and 16′ sea touring kayaks which fit most body types (kayak weight limit is 300lbs). Previous kayak experience is recommended due to the time of year, and cold water and weather conditions, but not necessary to participate. Please contact us directly should you have any questions or concerns. Appropriate for ages 16 and up when accompanied by a participating adult.

Cost: $45 per person. This includes guides, equipment, and transportation from Greenway Farm or meet in Dayton.

Registration and payment is required in advance.

Additional details are sent after paid registration.

Sign Up or email info@outdoorchatt.flywheelsites.com to register or learn more.


December 15, 2018
10:00 AM - 3:30 PM

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