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Paddle Smart Chattanooga- Instructional Class

July 9, 2019 @ 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Have you purchased your own kayak/canoe/SUP, but lack the confidence to explore Chattanooga’s scenic waterways safely? BYO-Boat (Bring Your Own kayak, SUP, or canoe) and join Outdoor Chattanooga for an intro to flatwater paddling course that will give you the confidence to safely and smartly paddle Chattanooga’s scenic waterways!

Paddle Smart Chattanooga classes are taught by Outdoor Chattanooga’s experienced paddling instructors. They’ll share their knowledge and offer insight on the best ways to set up your boat, transporting your craft, paddling techniques, navigation essentials, entry and exit practices, self rescue techniques, TN boater laws, understanding CFS-water flow and how it can affect you, safety precautions and resources for recreational paddling in the Chattanooga area. You’ll learn the basics to keep yourself safe in any scenario and proper trip planning skills to make the most of every water-based adventure!

Cost: $10 per person

This class is designed for participants who have and bring their own equipment. Loaner boats not available for this class.

Chester Frost County Park/ Chickamauga Lake and
limited classes on the TN River downtown for moving water practices.

This class is appropriate for children as young as 10 years of age, but they must be accompanied by a participating adult.

Pre-Registration is required. Class size is limited.
To reserve, call Outdoor Chattanooga at (423) 643-6888

Learn to Paddle Smart Chattanooga!

May 16
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Chester Frost/ Chickamauga Lake/ Beach

June 11
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Downtown TN RIVER
Blue Rhino to Market St launch
SUP or kayak only

July 9
6-8 pm
Chester Frost/ Chickamauga Lake/ Beach

Aug 13
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Downtown TN RIVER
Blue Rhino to Market St launch
SUP or kayak only

Sept 10
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Chester Frost/ Chickamauga Lake/ Beach


July 9, 2019
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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