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Event Series Event Series: Paddle SMART

Paddle Smart- Introduction and Paddle Sports Safety Clinic

July 13 @ 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Have you purchased your own kayak/canoe/SUP, but want some support in exploring Chattanooga’s scenic waterways safely? BYO-Boat (Bring Your Own kayak, SUP, or canoe) or “rent” one of our recreational kayaks, and join Outdoor Chattanooga for an introduction to flatwater paddling course that will give you the confidence to safely and smartly paddle Chattanooga’s scenic waterways!


🛶 Setup & Transport

🚣 Paddling Techniques

🧭 Navigation Essentials

🌊 Safety & Rescue Techniques

🚤 Trip Planning Skills

Paddle Smart Chattanooga classes are taught by Outdoor Chattanooga’s experienced paddling instructors using American Canoe Association curriculum.  This class offers insight and instruction 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, as well as 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 for those that have and use their own equipment
$35 for those that need to use Outdoor Chattanooga equipment which includes a recreational kayak, paddle and lifejacket.

Chester Frost County Park/ Chickamauga Lake

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.

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

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


July 13
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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