Roger Nott – Lifetime Contributor Award

(Above)Roger on Dicks Creek near Dahlonega "I joined GCA in the Spring of 1974, have been on the Board since November 1978 when I was appointed Exploration Chairman, was President in 1981-3, and was...

Work the Falls clinic

Would you like to spend some time on the Nantahala Falls and figure out what works for you with a bunch of folks who are cheering you on and helping pull you out when you go for that swim?  Because you will probably end up swimming.   For many boaters, the falls are a...

Slalom for Skill Building with Endless River Adventures – April 25, 2021

Interested in slalom? Or in improving your river running/creek boating skills using slalom?  This is the day for you. We will start with some flat water training and then head to the gates on the Nantahala.  Slalom boats will be available, but plan on using your river...

Spring Membership Paddle – April 18th – Wildwood Outfitters

Celebrate Spring on the Upper Chattahoochee river with the GCA!  Meet 11:00 am at Wildwood Outfitters Sunday, April 18th for our semi-annual GCA club meeting followed by a membership paddle.  Our  GCA President, Carol Reiser, will update us on our activities. [button...

Spring Extravaganza 2021

Spring Extravaganza 2021 – May 21st, 22nd and 23rd Save the dates, details to follow and individual paddles to be posted.

Please note: The Georgia Department of Natural Resources and Georgia Power has decided to cancel the April 2021 Tallulah Release. Click here for more information

Spring Extravaganza 2021

May 21st, 22nd and 23rd

Save the dates, details to follow and individual paddles to be posted.


With the Covid-19 (coronavirus) situation unfolding, the GCA will either cancel or postpone upcoming events as needed in accordance with the newest official guidelines. Our plan is to announce changes approximately 14 days in advance. Thank you for your patience and stay safe, everyone.

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Donate to the GCA River Access Fund

There is no more beautiful paddle in the world than the Okefenokee Swamp but the swamp is in grave danger.

Donate now to stop a proposed titanium mine at the swamp’s border and protect it from future development!  ACT NOW TO DOUBLE YOUR IMPACT!


The first $1,000 in total contributions will be matched by the GCA.  Please donate below in $1 increments. Example:  Enter 10 for a $10 contribution.

  • Twin Pines Minerals, an Alabama mining company, proposes to build a mine on the edge of the Okefenokee Swamp that would create unknown risks to the water level in the swamp and, for certain, create noise, light and air pollution.  For more information, click on this link:  Mine Threatens Okefenokee Swamp
  • With recent changes to the Federal Clean Water Act, Federal environmental organizations have lost their ability to stop the mine. So it is up to the state of Georgia and the efforts of environmental groups and individuals to save the swamp.
  • GCA is a member of the Georgia Water Coalition (GWC) which is advocating before the Georgia Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Protection Division to deny the necessary permits for the mine.
  • GWC’s campaign involves developing a local groundswell of opposition to the mine and funding is needed to support this effort. For more information or to participate directly with GWC, contact Dan MacIntyre at
  • The GCA Board has authorized a $1,000 contribution to GWC from the River Protection Fund.
  • GCA will also match the first $1,000 in total contributions received, dollar for dollar.  ACT NOW TO DOUBLE YOUR IMPACT!  FURTHER ACTION IS NEEDED –The Georgia Water Coalition (GWC) has a long history of representing Georgia’s waters in matters before the state of Georgia.   GWC has formed a committee to advocate before Georgia DNR and EPD to deny permits necessary for the mine.  This involves contacting Georgia Officials (the Governor and the members of the Board of Natural Resources).

    If you have any ability to contact GOVERNOR KEMP, any of his MAJOR DONORS, or members of the GEORGIA BOARD OF NATURAL RESOURCES, please email Dan MacIntyre at