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Outdoor Chattanooga’s newsletter highlights the awesome outdoor activities happening in and around Chattanooga that will connect you to the outdoors and inspire you to come out and play with us! 

August 2022

August 2022

Summer has flown by and we are already approaching fall! This month we are offering a ton of fun outdoor activities plus the inaugural Chattanooga Paddlefest! Read about this and more in the August 2022 Newsletter.   

June 2022

June 2022

Summer is in full swing! We are excited to share fun programs all summer, from Rapid Learning sessions to music events to South Chickamauga Creek Greenway activations. Check out these activities and more in the June newsletter!

May 2022

May 2022

This May, Outdoor Chattanooga is ramping up our programming and preparing for a long, fun-filled summer! From Intro to Mountain Biking to Learn to Skateboard, we are offering lots of ways to get out and enjoy the wonderful spring weather. Read about these programs as...

April 2022

April 2022

Spring is in the air! The weather is warming, plants are blooming, and folks are starting to spend more time enjoying the outdoors. Outdoor Chattanooga is ramping up our programming to help get you outside to enjoy this spectacular weather. This month's newsletter...

March 2022

March 2022

Spring is just around the corner! This month, Outdoor Chattanooga is offering a series of clinics to get you ready for a full spring and summer of outdoor activities! Learn about these opportunities and much more in the March 2022 Newsletter!

February 2022

February 2022This February, Outdoor Chattanooga is excited to announce the launch of our brand new Ruins of Old Harrison Kayak tour! The trip will explore the remnants of the town of Old Harrison, a town that was submerged upon completion of the Chickamauga dam in...

November 2021

November 2021Archery is back! Outdoor Chattanooga is offering free indoor archery sessions on select Tuesdays starting in November and scheduled through February 2022!!  All sessions occur at the Outdoor Chattanooga Center, 200 River St. in Coolidge Park. All...

September 2021

September 2021

September 2021In honor of National Wildlife Day on September 4, we're highlighting the best places in the Chattanooga area to view wildlife in their natural habitats. National Wildlife Day was created in 2006 to honor the late wildlife conservationist Steve Irwin -...

August 2021

August 2021

August 2021As summer comes to a close and the kids get ready to head back to school, we don't want you to forget to make time to get outside and play! We've got a lot of cool outdoor activities planned to keep everyone active and playful at heart. ***UPDATE: Archery...

July 2021

July 2021

July 2021 Summer is in full effect here in the Scenic City and we want to help you find creative ways to beat the heat! Check out our paddling guide in our July 2021 newsletter and start exploring Chattanooga's scenic waterways! We're also offering several paddling...

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August 2022

Full Moon Kayak Tour!

August 11 @ 8:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Join Outdoor Chattanooga for a guided and equipped Full Moon Kayak Tour around the islands and sloughs of Chickamauga Lake as the full moon rises in the night sky. Guides will lead you on a leisurely paced and peaceful paddle to watch the colorful skyline as the sun sets and the full moon rises over the lake. Prior to departure, you'll receive basic paddling instruction, water safety information and be properly outfitted in a lifejacket and kayak.Cost is $35 per person…

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Partner Program: Kayak TN River Gorge with TRGT & TheH20Life

August 12 @ 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Outdoor Chattanooga partners with Tennessee River Gorge Trust and The H20 Life to provide a beginner friendly guided and equipped kayak tour through the river gorge.  The Tennessee River Gorge Trust (TRGT) is a Chattanooga area land trust that serves as a leader in conservation, actively stewarding over 17,000 acres in the Tennessee River Gorge. The mission for the last 41 years has been "to preserve a healthy Tennessee River Gorge as a community treasure for generations." 

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Rapid Learning Whitewater River Class- Beginner

August 14 @ 9:30 AM - 6:00 PM

This is a beginner class on class I-II moving water for participants in the Rapid Learning Whitewater Program who have attended an introduction class on the lake.The Rapid Learning Whitewater Program provides formal kayak instruction and guided practice for beginner paddlers to learn how to safely and comfortably paddle up to class III+ whitewater.River trips are offered in a small group setting with an emphasis on building skills according to the pace of each individual paddler. Our experienced instructors have…

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Adult Archery: Aim your Game!

August 16 @ 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Adult Archery!  Aim your Game!Tuesdays 11 am - 12:30 pmCalling all adults 18+ who would like to join us indoors at Outdoor Chattanooga for target-style archery with games!Outdoor Chattanooga staff will provide all the equipment and instruction to facilitate friendly competition and camaraderie while playing fun trivia and target-style games. No previous experience or reservations are required to participate.Genesis compound bows are provided for all participants to use. The bows can be dialed to a low resistance to accommodate all…

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Rapid Learning/ Intro + Roll Practice

August 17 @ 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Learn to whitewater kayak with Outdoor Chattanooga's Rapid Learning Whitewater Program. Rapid Learning provides formal and equipped kayak instruction for beginning and novice kayakers with the goal teach you how to safely and comfortably paddle up to class III whitewater. Our instructors have years of experience teaching and are nationally certified. Start any time in this year round program with the Introduction to Kayaking Skills Class.  Classes teach essential skills and safe paddling techniques in the calm waters of the lake or…

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