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NPS Interpretive Kayak Tour -“Fear and Dread at Ringgold Gap”

July 20 @ 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Join Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park in partnership with Outdoor Chattanooga and National Park Partners for a FREE guided kayak tour to explore Chattanooga’s Civil War waterways as a host National Park Ranger provides a historical narrative of the battles that occurred along the waterway on tour.

Pre-Registration is Required.

The National Park Partners sponsor this kayak tour to give visitors the opportunity to paddle the quiet waters of Chickamauga Creek to learn about the rich Civil War and Native American history associated with Lookout Mountain and Moccasin Bend from a National Park Ranger and historian.

Directions to the launch site will be provided with a reservation confirmation. National Park Service signs will also be placed at certain locations to assist participants in finding the launch location.

REGISTRATION WILL OPEN 10 days before this program

PADDLER REQUIREMENTS Children must be at least 14 years old. No experience is necessary. Some paddling experience is recommended due to the meandering creek and undeveloped launch sites. Low water may require exiting the boat at times. Equipment and instruction provided. Lifejackets provided and required.

WEATHER and CANCELLATION POLICY 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. A rain date has been set.

You will be notified via phone and email by the trip leader to confirm your participation 3 days prior to the program. Your reply will confirm you spot on the trip. Otherwise, we may need to move to the wait list so that the trip runs at capacity. We appreciate your understanding in the confirmation as this is a very popular program.

This trip is a popular one and typically accumulates a waitlist. Participants will be notified as soon as possible if there is a cancellation. About the National Park Service. More than 20,000 National Park Service employees care for America’s 419 national parks and work with communities across the nation to help preserve local history and create close-to-home recreational opportunities. Learn more at www.nps.gov.

Philip Grymes Outdoor Chattanooga Center
200 River Street, Chattanooga, TN

For questions or more information call Outdoor Chattanooga at (423) 643-6888 or email us at info@outdoorchattanooga.com.

*PLEASE NOTE* We changed our registration system on 3/4/2024 to a new software called Xplor Recreation.  Even if you have participated in our programs in the past, you will have to make a new account and sign the waiver.  If you need any assistance, check out this guide.


July 20
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

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