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Mar 26 2022
Harrison Ruins Flatwater Paddle
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EVENT: Harrison Ruins Flatwater Paddle

We'll meet at the put in at 10 am on Sat 3/26 and paddle over to the Harrison ruins, from when they flooded it with the Chickamauga Dam water.  It's a 2 mile and 2.5 hour trip, with a stop for lunch and exploring around the ruins.  We'll be going to the Las Margarita's restaurant afterwards for anyone who wants to join us.

If interested REGISTER by 4 pm Thurs (3/24).  Details will be sent by Thursday night to those that registered.

 

TRIP LEADER CONTACT INFORMATION: Susan Carroll

 

(423-505-6668)  torysc66@gmail.com

 

REGISTRATION: YOU MUST REGISTER ONLINE FOR THIS EVENT!!

This event is free to all TVCC membership in good standing! If you are new to the TVCC then we would love for you to join us on this event; please contact the event manager for a one time free participation to check us out. Otherwise please join our club or renew your membership. Joining is quick and easy and only $30 for individual and family memberships. You can join by clicking here.

 

Apr 16 2022
Battle Creek Flatwater Paddle
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EVENT: Battle Creek   S Pittsburg, TN

We'll meet at 10 am EDT on Sat 4/16 and paddle up the Flatwater Battle Creek for about 4 miles and return to the put in (you can turn around sooner for a shorter paddle).  

Paddle time will remain as EDT even though we will be in Central.

We’re going to the Top Of The Rock Restaurant and Brewery afterwards, at Jasper Highlands, for anyone who wants to join us.  It has a spectacular view of Battle Creek, and all the way up the TN River to Nickajack Lake.

If interested REGISTER by 4 pm Thurs (4/14).  Details will be sent Thursday night to those who registered 

Contact Susan for questions.


TRIP LEADER CONTACT INFORMATION: Susan Carroll   (423-505-6668)   torysc66@gmail.com

 

REGISTRATION: YOU MUST REGISTER ONLINE FOR THIS EVENT!!

This event is free to all TVCC membership in good standing! If you are new to the TVCC then we would love for you to join us on this event; please contact the event manager for a one time free participation to check us out. Otherwise please join our club or renew your membership. Joining is quick and easy and only $30 for individual and family memberships. You can join by clicking here.

 

Jun 18 2022
Nickajack Bat Cave Sunset Paddle Flatwater
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EVENT: Please note date change We will be paddling to the Nickajack Bat Cave, from the Shellmound picnic area, to watch as bats emerge from the cave for their evening feeding.  It's 3 miles round trip.  Lights are required on your boat as we will be returning in the dark. There will be a covered dish picnic prior to putting on.  Directions will be emailed to those who sign up.  

 

TRIP LEADER CONTACT INFORMATION: Susan Carroll (423-505-6668) torysc66@gmail.com

 

REGISTRATION: YOU MUST REGISTER ONLINE FOR THIS EVENT!!

This event is free to all TVCC membership in good standing! If you are new to the TVCC then we would love for you to join us on this event; please contact the event manager for a one time free participation to check us out. Otherwise please join our club or renew your membership. Joining is quick and easy and only $30 for individual and family memberships. You can join by clicking here.

 

Jun 25 2022
S Chickamauga Creek Ringgold Water Co to Ringgold High School Flatwater
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EVENT: S Chickamauga Creek. Ringgold Water Co to Ringgold High School

This is a first time ever club trip. It's a flatwater paddle, with Class 1 sections.  We'll meet at 10 am on Sat 6/25 at the Water Co and take out at RHS.  It's a 4 mile 2 hour trip plus shuttle. Steep take out.

We'll be eating at Farm To Fork afterwards for anyone who wants to join us.

If interested REGISTER by 4 pm Thurs (6/23).  Details will be sent Thursday night to those who registered. 

Contact Susan for questions.


TRIP LEADER CONTACT INFORMATION: Susan Carroll  (423-505-6668)  torysc66@gmail.com

 

REGISTRATION: YOU MUST REGISTER ONLINE FOR THIS EVENT!!

This event is free to all TVCC membership in good standing! If you are new to the TVCC then we would love for you to join us on this event; please contact the event manager for a one time free participation to check us out. Otherwise please join our club or renew your membership. Joining is quick and easy and only $30 for individual and family memberships. You can join by clicking here.

 

Jul 09 2022
W Chick. Creek Chickamauga Mill to O'Charley's Flatwater, Class 1
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EVENT: This is full Class 1, flatwater trip on West Chickamauga Creek.  We'll meet at 10 am on Sat 7/9 at the put in, run shuttle, and put on.  It's a 10 mile 4 hour trip, counting a break.  Directions will be emailed to those who sign up.

We'll be going to O'Charley's afterwards for anyone who wants to join us.


TRIP LEADER CONTACT INFORMATION: Susan Carroll (423-505-6668) torysc66@gmail.com

 

REGISTRATION: YOU MUST REGISTER ONLINE FOR THIS EVENT!!

This event is free to all TVCC membership in good standing! If you are new to the TVCC then we would love for you to join us on this event; please contact the event manager for a one time free participation to check us out. Otherwise please join our club or renew your membership. Joining is quick and easy and only $30 for individual and family memberships. You can join by clicking here.

 

Jul 17 2022
TN River, Chickamauga Dam to Harrison Marina (Faster, long boat) Flatwater
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EVENT:  TN RIVER, CHICK DAM TO HARRISON MARINA 

This is a paddle suggested for some of the longer boats since this is open water all of the way and frequent power boat traffic, meaning its best for boats 14 feet or longer.  The ability to self rescue in deep water is a good skill to have on this paddle although it hopefully won't be needed.  It's at 9 mile, at least 3 hour paddle.  There can be wind and white caps.  There are restrooms at the put in and take out.   Put in will be at the Chickamauga Lake public boat ramp near the Chickamauga Lake Marina, and take out will be at the Harrison Bay State Park near their boat ramp.  Both of these ramps are busy with power boats.  Lunch will be at the Dockside Cafe at the Harrison Bay State Park take out point.  We will be shuttling cars.  Directions will follow on Friday to those that sign up.  This is a Sunday paddle.  The trip will be led by Eric Burnett.


TRIP LEADER CONTACT INFORMATION: Eric Burnett  (423) 321-2619  eebemt@gmail.com 

 

REGISTRATION: YOU MUST REGISTER ONLINE FOR THIS EVENT!!

This event is free to all TVCC membership in good standing! If you are new to the TVCC then we would love for you to join us on this event; please contact the event manager for a one time free participation to check us out. Otherwise please join our club or renew your membership. Joining is quick and easy and only $30 for individual and family memberships. You can join by clicking here.

 

Jul 23 2022
Hiwassee River Candies Creek Wildlife Management Area (WMA) Calhoun, TN Flatwater
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EVENT: Hiwassee River Candies Creek Wildlife Management Area (WMA) Calhoun, TN.

This is another first time ever club trip.  We'll be meeting at the put in at 10 am on Sat 7/23 to paddle Candies Creek.  The creek meanders through a wildlife management area, with no buildings nearby.  We will pass by old-growth trees and high river banks carved by flooding, and paddle through a cypress grove.  This is a round trip paddle of approx 8 miles.  Buck Meyer will be the trip leader.

If interested REGISTER by 4 pm on Thurs (7/21), details will be sent Thursday night to those who register .

We'll be going to Jordan's BBQ in Cleveland afterwards for anyone who wants to join us.

Contact Susan for questions.

 

 TRIP LEADER CONTACT INFORMATION: Susan Carroll (423-505-6668) torysc66@gmail.com

 

REGISTRATION: YOU MUST REGISTER ONLINE FOR THIS EVENT!!

This event is free to all TVCC membership in good standing! If you are new to the TVCC then we would love for you to join us on this event; please contact the event manager for a one time free participation to check us out. Otherwise please join our club or renew your membership. Joining is quick and easy and only $30 for individual and family memberships. You can join by clicking here.

 

Aug 06 2022
Parksville Lake Flatwater Paddle
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EVENT:  Flatwater trip on Parksville Lake.  We will put on at the Camp Cherokee Canoe and Boat Pickup parking lot and lake access just east of the Mac Point swim area.  We will tour the Greasy Creek tail water pond and maybe a little up the creek.  Then we will go towards the Ocoee River on the lake towards the Ocoee River public takeout, which is called the Big Creek takeout.  Across from the takeout we will go upstream a little ways to explore Big Creek.  And then takeout at the Big Creek takeout.  There is no limit on participant number.  Trip leader is John Hubbard. 

 

Extra trip attraction:  the club is hosting a Summer Party for all club members the same day, Aug 6 at 6PM, at Quest Expeditions Rafting Company, Ocoee, TN.  We will have food, music, fun and games, and plenty of socializing together.  Go to this event page and register.  We need you to register so there is enough food.

 

You will need to register separately for both the paddle and the party if you plan to attend both.


TRIP LEADER CONTACT INFORMATION:  John Hubbard   john_in_mali46@yahoo.com  or  423-432-9748

 

REGISTRATION: YOU MUST REGISTER ONLINE FOR THIS EVENT!!

This event is free to all TVCC membership in good standing! If you are new to the TVCC then we would love for you to join us on this event; please contact the event manager for a one time free participation to check us out. Otherwise please join our club or renew your membership. Joining is quick and easy and only $30 for individual and $35 and up for a family membership. You can join by clicking here.

 

Aug 07 2022
S CHICK CREEK. SHALLOWFORD TO LOST MOUND, Flatwater, some class 1
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EVENT: S CHICK CREEK, SHALLOWFORD TO LOST MOUND

The paddle goes from Shallowford Rd down to the confluence with the TN River.

It's an easy Class 1, with half being Flatwater.  It's approx. 6.5 miles and 2.5 hours counting a break.

There are bathrooms at the take out.

If interested, REGISTER by 4 pm on Thurs (8/4), details will be sent Thursday night to those who register

We'll be going to the nearby Ricko's Italian Cuisine afterwards for anyone who wants to join us.

TRIP LEADER CONTACT INFORMATION: Susan Carroll (423-505-6668) torysc66@gmail.com

REGISTRATION: YOU MUST REGISTER ONLINE FOR THIS EVENT!!

This event is free to all TVCC membership in good standing! If you are new to the TVCC then we would love for you to join us on this event; please contact the event manager for a one time free participation to check us out. Otherwise please join our club or renew your membership. Joining is quick and easy and only $30 for individual and $35 and up for a family membership. You can join by clicking here.

 

Aug 20 2022
Sequatchie River from the old Canoe The Sequatchie ramp, Dunlap, TN. Flatwater, Class 1
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EVENT:  Sequatchie River, from the old Canoe The Sequatchie ramp to Condra Switch Rd Dunlap, TN.

This is another first time paddle for the club. It's Class 1. We'll meet at 10 am on Sat 8/20, run shuttle and put on.

It's an 8.4 mile, 31/2 hour trip, counting a break.

If interested REGISTER by 4 pm on Thurs (8/18) and details will be sent Thursday night to those who register

Contact Susan for questions.

 

TRIP LEADER CONTACT INFORMATION: Susan Carroll (423-505-6668) torysc66@gmail.com

 

REGISTRATION: YOU MUST REGISTER ONLINE FOR THIS EVENT!!

This event is free to all TVCC membership in good standing! If you are new to the TVCC then we would love for you to join us on this event; please contact the event manager for a one time free participation to check us out. Otherwise please join our club or renew your membership. Joining is quick and easy and only $30 for individual and family memberships. You can join by clicking here.

 

Sep 03 2022
Sequatchie River, Ketner's Mill to private takeout near Whitwell, TN Flatwater, Class 1
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EVENT: Sequatchie River, Ketner's Mill to private takeout near Whitwell, TN

This is a first ever club trip on this section. We'll meet at the put in at 10 am EST on Sat 9/3 and then run shuttle and put on. This is an easy Class 1 paddle of 8 miles and 3 hours, counting a break. 

We'll be going to Logan's on the way back to Chattanooga for anyone who wants to join us.

If interested REGISTER by 4 pm on Thurs (9/1), details will be sent Thursday night to those who register

Contact Susan for questions.


TRIP LEADER CONTACT INFORMATION: Susan Carroll (423-505-6668) torysc66@gmail.com

 

REGISTRATION: YOU MUST REGISTER ONLINE FOR THIS EVENT!!

This event is free to all TVCC membership in good standing! If you are new to the TVCC then we would love for you to join us on this event; please contact the event manager for a one time free participation to check us out. Otherwise please join our club or renew your membership. Joining is quick and easy and only $30 for individual and family memberships. You can join by clicking here.

 

Sep 10 2022
Hiwassee River, Gee Creek to Dentville,  Benton,TN Flatwater
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EVENT: Hiwassee River, Gee Creek to Dentville  Benton,TN.

We'll meet at 2 pm on Sat 9/10 at the put in and run shuttle and put on. It's an easy 8.4 miles and 2.5 hours, counting a break.

We'll be going to the Los Pablanos restaurant afterwards for anyone who wants to join us.

If interested REGISTER by 4 pm on Thurs (9/8), details will be sent Thursday night to those who register

Contact Susan for questions.


TRIP LEADER CONTACT INFORMATION: Susan Carroll (423-505-6668) torysc66@gmail.com

 

REGISTRATION: YOU MUST REGISTER ONLINE FOR THIS EVENT!!

This event is free to all TVCC membership in good standing! If you are new to the TVCC then we would love for you to join us on this event; please contact the event manager for a one time free participation to check us out. Otherwise please join our club or renew your membership. Joining is quick and easy and only $30 for individual and family memberships. You can join by clicking here.

 

Oct 08 2022
 W Chick Creek, Reeds Bridge to Dietz Rd.  FT O, GA Flatwater, Class 1 CANCELLED
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EVENT: W Chickamauga Creek, Reeds Bridge to Dietz Rd.  FT Oglethorpe, GA  CANCELLED

This is an easy Class 1. We'll meet at 10 am on Sat 10/8 at the put in, run shuttle and put on. It's a 5 mile 2.5 hour trip counting a break.

We'll be eating at OCharley's afterwards for anyone who wants to join us.

If interested, REGISTER by 4 pm on Thurs (10/6), details will be sent Thursday night to those who register

Contact Susan for questions.

 

TRIP LEADER CONTACT INFORMATION: Susan Carroll (423-505-6668) torysc66@gmail.com

 

REGISTRATION: YOU MUST REGISTER ONLINE FOR THIS EVENT!!

This event is free to all TVCC membership in good standing! If you are new to the TVCC then we would love for you to join us on this event; please contact the event manager for a one time free participation to check us out. Otherwise please join our club or renew your membership. Joining is quick and easy and only $30 for individual and family memberships. You can join by clicking here.

 

Oct 23 2022
TN River Sunset Paddle DATE CHANGE to SUNDAY, Downtown Flatwater
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EVENT: TN Riverpark/Citico Creek/Duck ramp Sunset Paddle, Downtown

The addition of Citico Creek is first time paddle for the club. We'll meet at the Lower Riverpark at 3 pm on SUNDAY 10/23, run shuttle and put on for this SUNSET paddle. You will need a light on your boat.  We'll paddle down to Citico Creek and do a 2 mile round trip on Citico Creek before continuing down to the take out at the Duck ramp.  Eric Fleming will be the trip leader for Citico Creek.  This is approximately a 7 mile, 3 hour paddle.

If interested REGISTER by 4 pm on Friday (10/21), details will be sent Thursday night to those who register

Contact Susan for questions.


TRIP LEADER CONTACT INFORMATION: Susan Carroll (423-505-6668) torysc66@gmail.com

 

REGISTRATION: YOU MUST REGISTER ONLINE FOR THIS EVENT!!

This event is free to all TVCC membership in good standing! If you are new to the TVCC then we would love for you to join us on this event; please contact the event manager for a one time free participation to check us out. Otherwise please join our club or renew your membership. Joining is quick and easy and only $30 for individual and family memberships. You can join by clicking here.

 

Nov 05 2022
Williams Island, Chattanooga Flatwater
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EVENT: We'll be putting on at the Suck Creek ramp and paddling 2 miles upstream on the TN River along the left bank (going upstream) to the ramp on the island.  We'll do a short walk to the farm and campsites for paddlers, which does have a composting toilet (Eric F helped build it many years ago). Eric will give a quick talk about the history of the island and then we'll paddle back to the put in.

We'll be eating across the street at the River Drifters Restaurant (423-805-2925) for anyone who wants to join us.

If interested REGISTER by Thurs (11/3), details will be sent Thursday night to those who register

Contact Susan for questions.


TRIP LEADER CONTACT INFORMATION: Susan Carroll (423-505-6668) torysc66@gmail.com

 

REGISTRATION: YOU MUST REGISTER ONLINE FOR THIS EVENT!!

This event is free to all TVCC membership in good standing! If you are new to the TVCC then we would love for you to join us on this event; please contact the event manager for a one time free participation to check us out. Otherwise please join our club or renew your membership. Joining is quick and easy and only $30 for individual and family memberships. You can join by clicking here.

 

Jan 14 2023
Hiwassee Wildlife Refuge. Birchwood, TN, Sandhill Cranes
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EVENT: Hiwassee Wildlife Refuge. 545 Priddy Rd, Birchwood, TN 37308

We'll meet at the put in at 12 noon (note new time) on Sat 1/14/22 and paddle up the Hiwassee River to view the migrating Sandhill Cranes, along with White Pelicans. Paddlers can then return on the Hiwassee, approx. a 2 mile round trip, or cut across and return on the TN River for a 5 mile paddle, 2-3 hour trip.

We'll be going to Monkey Town restaurant afterwards for anyone who wants to join us.

If interested, REGISTER by Thurs 4 pm (1/12). Details will be sent to those who register. Please do not wear cotton clothing due to hypothermia concerns.

 

TRIP LEADER CONTACT INFORMATION: Contact Eric Burnett (423-321-2619) for questions

 

REGISTRATION: YOU MUST REGISTER ONLINE FOR THIS EVENT!!

This event is free to all TVCC membership in good standing! If you are new to the TVCC then we would love for you to join us on this event; please contact the event manager for a one time free participation to check us out. Otherwise please join our club or renew your membership. Joining is quick and easy and only $30 for individual and $35 and up for a family membership. You can join by clicking here.

 

Apr 29 2023
North Chickamauga Creek, Thrasher Bridge to Lower Mill Bridge, New Event!
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EVENT: North Chickamauga Creek, New Event

 

This is a  7 mile Class 1  3 hour trip with a break. 

No bathrooms at either ramp but bushes!.

If you have trouble on Saturday call my cell. 

We'll be going to Aubrey's afterwards to eat for anyone who wants to join us.

 

DIRECTIONS to THRASHER PUT IN. 

Take 153 N up over the dam and continue past Hixson to where it runs into 27 N.

Go right to keep going on 27 N for 2 miles and you'll see the Thrasher Pike exit.

Exit and turn right onto Thrasher Pike and go over the bridge and turn left before the RR crossing and the ramp is on the corner on the left under the bridge.

1101 Thrasher Pike, Hixson, TN, 37343.

THRASHER ramp  35.2108  -85.2146

 

SHUTTLE DIRECTIONS to LOWER MILL RD TAKE OUT.

Go back out to 27 and turn left for south.

Go 2 miles and exit onto 153 south. Go right and immediately get in the left lane and turn left at the traffic light onto Boy Scout Rd at the Clayton Mobile Home business.

Stay on Boy Scout Rd to the traffic light T junction and gas station and turn right onto Middle Valley Rd.

Go a mile and turn right just before the black wooden fence onto Middle Valley Rd.

Go a mile and at the end of the black wooden fence turn left into the TWRA (TN Wildlife Resources Agency) parking lot and the ramp is across the road.

1390 Lower Middle Rd, Hixson, TN, 37343.

 LOWER MILL RAMP   35.1644  -85.2187

 

DIRECTIONS TO AUBREY'S.

From the take out parking lot turn right and go out to Middle Valley Rd and turn right.

Go down to the 2nd traffic light and turn right and go back out to 153 and right lane after the bridge to go south.

Get in the left lane ASAP and into the turn lane and turn left at the Northgate Mall entrance, which is just before the first traffic light.

Turn right and straight at the intersection and then turn right into Aubrey's parking lot.

Aubrey's, 496 Northgate Mall Dr, Hixson, TN, 37343. 

AUBREY'S  35.1270  -85.2413         423-541-2895

Eric Feming will be the trip leader for this event.  706-996-3783

See y'all there,

 

 

 

REGISTRATION: YOU MUST REGISTER ONLINE FOR THIS EVENT!!

This event is free to all TVCC membership in good standing! If you are new to the TVCC then we would love for you to join us on this event; please contact the event manager for a one time free participation to check us out. Otherwise please join our club or renew your membership. Joining is quick and easy and only $20 for individual and $25  and up for a family membership. You can join by clicking here.

 

May 13 2023
North Chickamauga Creek, Lower Mill Rd to Longview Drive
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EVENT:

N CHICK. LOWER MILL RD TO LONGVIEW DR DETAILS

It's an 6 mile Class 1 trip of 3 hours counting a break.

We'll be going to Aubrey's to eat afterwards for anyone who wants to join us.

If you have trouble Saturday call my cell.

DIRECTION to PUT IN AT LOWER MILL RD.

Go over the Chickamauga Dam on 153 N and take the 3rd right onto Hixson Pike. Go about 3 miles and at the big intersection traffic light turn left onto Middle Valley Rd.

Go a mile and after the black wooden fence turn left onto Lower Mill Rd.

Go a mile and after the black wooden fence turn left into the TWRA (TN Wildlife Management Agency) parking lot. The ramp is across the road.

1390 Lower Mill Rd, Hixson, TN, 37343.

LOWER MILL PUT IN  35.1644  -85.2187

 

SHUTTLE DIRECTIONS TO LONGVIEW DR

From the parking lot turn right and go back out to Middle Valley Rd and turn right. Go down to the 2nd traffic light and turn right onto Hixson Pike.

Go a mile and turn left onto Longview Dr just before the Race Trac gas station. Go 300 yards and the ramp is at the back of the parking lot on the left.

5430 Longview Dr, Hixson, TN, 37343.

LONGVIEW DR RAMP.  35.1409  -85.2290

 

DIRECTIONS TO AUBREY'S. 

From Longview Dr take out go left to the traffic light and left onto Hixson Pike. Go a couple of miles and go over 153 and turn right for 153 S.

Get into the left lane ASAP and into the turn lane and turn left at the Northgate Mall main entrance just before the traffic light.

Turn right at the first intersection and straight to the Aubrey's parking lot on the right.

Aubrey's, 496 Northgate Mall Dr, Hixson, TN, 37343.

AUBREY'S  35.1270  -85.2413

REGISTRATION: YOU MUST REGISTER ONLINE FOR THIS EVENT!!

This event is free to all TVCC membership in good standing! If you are new to the TVCC then we would love for you to join us on this event; please contact the event manager for a one time free participation to check us out. Otherwise please join our club or renew your membership. Joining is quick and easy and only $20 for individual and $25  and up for a family membership. You can join by clicking here.

 

May 21 2023
Half Iron Man Support
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EVENT:

No special first aid or medical training is required, just the ability to handle your watercraft and stay calm if something happens.   The swimmer will most often rest holding onto the bow of your boat.  If more assistance is needed you will whistle for assistance and a support motor boat will arrive to assist.

 

Buck Meyers will be the trip leader for this event.

 

To sign up as a support boater follow the link below and search for the "Canoe/Kayak/SUP" category (they are listed alphabetically!). When asked, enter "TVCC" as your affiliated organization.

https://ironman.volunteerlocal.com/volunteer/?id=69837

Other volunteer opportunities are available. TVCC also supports Athlete Check-In, Finish Line, Bike Transition, and Aid Stations along the run and bike routes.

 

 

REGISTRATION: YOU DO NOT NEED TO ONLINE FOR THIS EVENT!!

This event is free to all ... !

 

Please consider joining our club or renew your membership. Joining is quick and easy and only $20 for individual and $25  and up for a family membership. You can join by clicking here.

Jun 17 2023
Bat Cave on Nickajack Lake
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EVENT:

NICKAJACK LAKE - SHELLMOUND AND BAT CAVE

Meet at 6 pm for dinner and put on at 7.45 pm (EST), view from 8.40 to 8.50.
There was 102,000 grey bats there in 2016 according to TVA count and 97,000 in 2019, They are
coming back from the White Nose Syndrome, which started in 2007 in the NE and was killing them. It’s a
fungus that gets on their noses and wakes them up during hibernation.
Once they wake up they get hungry and fly out to eat but there’s no food (mosquitoes) and they die.
It’s a breeding cave. They migrate to hibernate as this cave doesn’t get cold enough, but there’s no food
in winter.


The bats are there from April till the end of September. They have a cure now and they are trying to
build up the populations again. The cave is fenced off but is a couple of hundred feet deep but with a very low ceiling. Water inside
the entrance is 30 feet deep. The cave has served as shelter for Native Americans and Pirates and was a source of Saltpeter
(droppings) for making gunpowder during the War of 1812 and in the Civil War by both sides.
Before the dam was built in 1967 a stream ran out of it and it was 140 ft wide and 50 feet high so the
water is still 30 ft deep at the entrance. It was fenced in 1981 to protect the bats.


ACTUAL BAT CAVE COORDINATES FOR PADDLERS. 34.992 -85.612


DIRECTIONS TO SHELLMOUND RAMP. Take I-24 W from Chattanooga towards Nashville to Exit 158,
which is the first exit after crossing over Nickajack Lake, which is about 20 minutes from Chattanooga.
Turn left and go under the interstate and about 2 miles, and turn left just before the gates at the
Shellmound Campground and ramp sign. Stay left for the ramp, bathrooms and picnic area.


Shellmound ramp, 2735 TVA Rd, Jasper, TN, 37347.
SHELLMOUND RAMP. N35 00 460 W85 36 373 or 35.008 -85.606.

 

Eric Burnettl will be the trip leader for this event.

 

 

 

REGISTRATION: YOU MUST REGISTER ONLINE FOR THIS EVENT!!

This event is free to all TVCC membership in good standing! If you are new to the TVCC then we would love for you to join us on this event; please contact the event manager for a one time free participation to check us out. Otherwise please join our club or renew your membership. Joining is quick and easy and only $20 for individual and $25  and up for a family membership. You can join by clicking here.

 

Jun 23 2023 thru Jun 24 2023
Cancelled due to low interest but look at the calendar for the coming months and find a paddle!
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EVENT:

Cancelled due to low interest.   This is a 4 mile trip one way, 8 miles both ways from the Harrison Bay State Park, cross street is Lasata Lane with the destination being Harrison Bay State Park Dockside Cafe and Marina.  We will meet at 10 am, at the put in that is .5 miles ( 1/2 mile) from Hwy 58 to Lasata Lane on the right.  The put in is on the left. There is a lake swimming area and free unmarked parking along the shore.  See the link below.

https://www.google.com/maps/place/Lasata+Ln,+Tennessee+37341/@35.1630967,-85.1156487,15z/data=!4m6!3m5!1s0x8860862acb4018e3:0x868dc9af807536d1!8m2!3d35.1600882!4d-85.1053812!16s%2Fg%2F1tdry0ym

REGISTRATION: YOU MUST REGISTER ONLINE FOR THIS EVENT!!

This event is free to all TVCC membership in good standing! If you are new to the TVCC then we would love for you to join us on this event; please contact the event manager for a one time free participation to check us out. Otherwise please join our club or renew your membership. Joining is quick and easy and only $20 for individual and $25  and up for a family membership. You can join by clicking here.

 

Eric Burnett is the trip leader for this new paddle.  423-321-2619

 

Jun 25 2023
Chattanooga Waterfront Triathalon
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EVENT:

No special first aid or medical training is required, just the ability to handle your watercraft and stay calm if something happens.   The swimmer will most often rest holding onto the bow of your boat.  If more assistance is needed you will whistle for assistance and a support motor boat will arrive to assist.

 

Buck Meyers will be the trip leader for this event.

 

 

REGISTRATION: YOU MUST REGISTER ONLINE FOR THIS EVENT!!

This event is free to all TVCC membership in good standing! If you are new to the TVCC then we would love for you to join us on this event; please contact the event manager for a one time free participation to check us out. Otherwise please join our club or renew your membership. Joining is quick and easy and only $20 for individual and $25  and up for a family membership. You can join by clicking here.

 

Jul 08 2023
South Chickamauga Creek, Graysville Mill to 2nd Railroad Bridge (Upriver)
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EVENT: Graysville Mill dam to 2nd Railroad Bridge going upriver

S. CHICK - GRAYSVILLE ABOVE THE DAM

DETAILS:
It’s a 2 hour round trip paddle upstream from the Graysville Dam counting a break
We’ll be going to the nearby Plaza Del Sol restaurant afterwards for anyone who wants to join us
DIRECTIONS to GRAYSVILLE ramp Take I-75 N to the E Brainerd Rd exit which is 3A Turn right to go E
Go about 3 miles and turn right at the CVS onto Graysville Rd Go about 3 miles and turn right at the
stop sign to stay on Graysville Rd
Go over the RR tracks and turn right before going over the bridge into the ramp parking lot
If coming through East Ridge take 41 S past I-75 Exit 1 for about a mile and turn left onto Wooten Rd
in the right hand bend going downhill After 100 yds stay left to stay on Wooten Rd At Graysville Rd turn
left and follow for a mile to the ramp
GRAYSVILLE RAMP 2195 Graysville Rd, Ringgold, GA, 30736
N34 58 654 W85 08 669 or 34 978 -85 145
DIRECTIONS to PLAZA DEL SOL From the ramp turn left, go over the RR tracks, and turn left to stay on
Graysville Rd
Go about 3 miles till you get to the intersection with E Brainerd Rd and turn right and it’s on the left
just past the intersection
Plaza Del Sol, 8119 E Brainerd Rd, Chattanooga 423-510-0202
PLAZA DEL SOL 35 004 -85 149

TRIP LEADER CONTACT INFORMATION: Your trip leader will be Eric Burnett, 423-321-2619

 

REGISTRATION: YOU MUST REGISTER ONLINE FOR THIS EVENT!!

This event is free to all TVCC membership in good standing! If you are new to the TVCC then we would love for you to join us on this event; please contact the event manager for a one time free participation to check us out. Otherwise please join our club or renew your membership. Joining is quick and easy and only $20 for individual and $25  and up for a family membership. You can join by clicking here.

 

Aug 05 2023
Sequatchie River Dunlap, TN NEW SECTION
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This is a trip on the Sequatchie River near Dunlap, TN (an hour from downtown Chattanooga).
This is a first time section for a TVCC trip and we'll be going from the Water Company down to the Stone Cave Rd take out.
It's an easy Class 1 paddle of 6.7 miles and about 3 hours, counting a break. They have just built a very nice access ramp with parking at the water company.
If you're interested sign up on the website by 4 pm on Thursday Aug 3rd, and details will be sent by email Thursday night..
There is a place for you to sign up a guest (once per guest).
Hope to see you there,
Eric Fleming.   

598eric@gmail.com

 

 

EVENT:  August 5 new Class I, 6.7 mile paddle on the Sequatchie River 

 

REGISTRATION: YOU MUST REGISTER ONLINE FOR THIS EVENT!!

This event is free to all TVCC membership in good standing! If you are new to the TVCC then we would love for you to join us on this event; please contact the event manager for a one time free participation to check us out. Otherwise please join our club or renew your membership. Joining is quick and easy and only $20 for individual and $25  and up for a family membership. You can join by clicking here.

 

Aug 19 2023
Carters Lake, Georgia (26 miles east of Resaca, Georgia) August 19, 2023
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EVENT:

This is an August 19 paddle trip and it starts on site at Carters Lake at 10 am EST.  Please, if you sign up and can't make it let me know so we don't wait on you.

 Carters Lake is a man-made reservoir located on the Coosawattee River in the Blue Ridge Mountains in Gilmer and Murray counties in the U.S. state of Georgia. It is the state's deepest lake.  This will be a 3 mile paddle one way in open water paddle with time to get wet at one of the swim areas.  There is a paddle in camping island that is worth checking out for a future overnight destination.  We can also paddle around and go to other destinations.  This might be a nice trip to bring a picnic lunch. Long boats or SUP's would be best for this trip since it's open water and it's already a 2 hour paddle..  All in all I figure it will take an hour's paddle back and forth and 30 to 45 minutes for lunch and then the drive back.

The Woodring Branch Boat Ramp is the destination and no shuttle will be needed.  The coordinates for the boat ramp are 34.610552, 84.635587

 

See this link

https://www.google.com/maps/place/Woodring+Campground+Carters+Lake/@34.6121921,-84.6453529,3346m/data=!3m1!1e3!4m6!3m5!1s0x885fed01befe04b7:0x51bbca9a9b38d0fa!8m2!3d34.6110067!4d-84.6440708!16s%2Fg%2F11b7lc8_m7

Eric Burnett will be the trip leader.  eebemt@gmail.com, 423-321-2619

 

REGISTRATION: YOU MUST REGISTER ONLINE FOR THIS EVENT!!

This event is free to all TVCC membership in good standing! If you are new to the TVCC then we would love for you to join us on this event; please contact the event manager for a one time free participation to check us out. Otherwise please join our club or renew your membership. Joining is quick and easy and only $20 for individual and $25  and up for a family membership. You can join by clicking here.

 

Sep 10 2023
Tennessee River from Rivermont Park public boat ramp to North Chickamauga Creek
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EVENT:

We will begin at 10 am at the public boat ramp located at the Rivermont Park located off of Hixson Pike/Lupton Drive/Dixie Drive. ( 35.09608, -85.26545).  To get to the creek we will paddle upstream on the Tennessee River (this will be easiest for the longboats and harder for short boats) for a couple of miles to the mouth of the North Chickamauga Creek.  The current is negligible in this area of the creek.  We can paddle as far as we like but will shoot for at least  1.5 miles miles up the creek to get to the Hixson Greenway where we can get out and eat a picnic lunch.  We can paddle further on this serene creek if we choose.  There are restrooms  at the HIxson Greenway. I expect we will be back at the end of the day between 3 and 4 pm. There is no shuttle needed, we will put in and take out at the public boat ramp.  Parking is free.

 

Please let me know if you register for this event and your plans change and you are unable to attend.

Note that if you originally registered for the trip that began at the Coolidge Park ramp which had to be changed you are automatically registered for this trip.

Eric Burnett will be the trip leader.

423-321-2619

REGISTRATION: YOU MUST REGISTER ONLINE FOR THIS EVENT!!

This event is free to all TVCC membership in good standing! If you are new to the TVCC then we would love for you to join us on this event; please contact the event manager for a one time free participation to check us out. Otherwise please join our club or renew your membership. Joining is quick and easy and only $20 for individual and $25  and up for a family membership. You can join by clicking here.

 

Sep 24 2023
Ironman Full Race Support
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EVENT:

No special first aid or medical training is required, just the ability to handle your watercraft and stay calm if something happens.   The swimmer will most often just rest holding onto the bow of your boat if needed.  If more assistance is required you will whistle for assistance and a support motor boat will arrive to assist.

 

Buck Meyers will be the trip leader for this event.

 

 

REGISTRATION: YOU MUST REGISTER ONLINE FOR THIS EVENT!!

This event is free to all TVCC membership in good standing! If you are new to the TVCC then we would love for you to join us on this event; please contact the event manager for a one time free participation to check us out. Otherwise please join our club or renew your membership. Joining is quick and easy and only $20 for individual and $25  and up for a family membership. You can join by clicking here.

 

Oct 21 2023
Witch & Warlock Paddle
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Come out for a spooktacular paddle adventure on Halloween weekend with River City Company and Outshine Adventures! Gather your coven and call all of your witch, warlock, and wizard friends for a ghoulish good time paddling down the Tennessee River.

 

Meet at Coolidge Park, Oct 21st, at 9 AM.  Shuttle buses depart for Rivermont at 9:30 AM and paddlers put on at 10 AM!

 

The event is a down river 4 mile paddle from Rivermont Park to Coolidge Park on the Tennessee River.

Participants will receive detailed instructions for drop off and pick up locations for our shuttle.

 

Additional details and Registration here Register to Paddle - Witch & Warlock

The event is free unless you want to rent a kayak or SUP and other gear, then its $35.

For TVCC paddlers volunteering to be support boaters, sign up on this event page!  We will share your info with Outshine Adventures.

 

The paddle event is open to kayaks, canoes and stand up paddleboards as we take over the Tennessee River dressed as witches, warlocks, and wizards. Paddlers are invited to bring their own paddle crafts for free and rental paddleboards and kayaks will be available for those who don't have their own for $35 from local outfitters. Thanks to Outshine Adventures, L2 Outside, Chattanooga Guided Adventures, and Rock Creek Adventures.

We would love to see a big turnout and flood the river with witchy hats, brooms and wizard wands!

The Witch & Warlock Paddle is sponsored by Benwood Foundation, EPB, First Horizon Bank and produced by River City Company & Outshine Adventures.

 

Oct 22 2023
South Chickamauga Creek, Shallowford Rd bridge to Sterchi Farms October 22, Sunday
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S CHICKAMAUGA CREEK. SHALLOWFORD RD BRIDGE TO STERCHI FARM DETAILS on Sunday October 22.
 
It’s an easy 5 mile Class I so about 3 hours counting a break half way down.
 
DIRECTIONS TO SHALLOWFORD PUT IN. From Amnicola Hwy turn right onto 153 S and go a couple of miles and take the Shallowford Rd exit. Turn right for south and go a couple of miles to the bridge over the S Chickamauga Creek. Go over the bridge and then turn right at the L & W Supply and the put in is right there.
Shallowford bridge, 4351 Shallowford Rd, Chattanooga, TN, 37411.
SHALLOWFORD BRIDGE. 35.0482 -85.2149
 
SHUTTLE DIRECTIONS. Turn left and go back out to 153 and turn left for North.
Go to the last exit before the dam which is Exit 6 Amnicola Hwy.
Turn left and go over 153 and then immediately left again for Access Rd.
Take the first right onto Old Harrison Pike. Go a couple of miles and you’ll see the creek on the left.
Follow the main road which turns left over the creek and right after the bridge turn left into Sterchi Farm.
Sterchi Farm, 2998 Old Harrison Pike, Chattanooga, TN, 37406.
STERCHI TAKE OUT. N35 05 027 W85 13 640 or 35.0831 -85.2272
 
BG Smith
703-398-7836
 
There’s a place for a break on the left just past the Lightfoot Mill bridge and an even better gravel bar just a little further down.
Class I at the bridge below the Lightfoot bridge and a couple of shallow spots. Go all the way right.
There is a bridge at Lightfoot Mill Rd, then 2 RR bridges , a pipe -no problem, then Bonny Oaks steel bridge and 2 more RR bridges.
At low water there are 5 fish weirs between Shallowford and Lightfoot.  Keep your eyes open to spot them.
 
 
 

 

 

EVENT:

 

REGISTRATION: YOU MUST REGISTER ONLINE FOR THIS EVENT!!

This event is free to all TVCC membership in good standing! If you are new to the TVCC then we would love for you to join us on this event; please contact the event manager for a one time free participation to check us out. Otherwise please join our club or renew your membership. Joining is quick and easy and only $20 for individual and $25  and up for a family membership. You can join by clicking here.

 

Mar 23 2024
Patten Island/Harrison Bay tour of Civil War Confederate Army Artillery Works March 23
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To arrive at John A. Patten island we will first have about a mile paddle across open water with occasional power boat traffic.  It's a trip I've made several times with no problems but care must be taken.  Wind and weather are concerns sometimes as well.  Once we arrive at the island we will paddle to a landing point and hike about 1000 feet to the existing earthworks.  You may be like me, having paddled and camped at this island and had assumed this land abnormality was part of the town of Harrison but not so!

We will meet at the put in (to be named later) at 10 am.  I expect to get off the water by 1 pm.  For those interested I would like to eat lunch together at Sweeney's BBQ on Hwy 58 afterwards, we should all be hungry by then!  So this would be about a 3 mile paddle total with some hiking on uneven terrain through the woods, not on a trail.

Detailed trip information to follow as this date arrives will be sent out to those that have registered.  Please let me know if you sign up and then are unable to paddle with us.

Current & Upcoming Events


Apr 20 2024
West Chickamauga Creek: Dietz Rd to Camp Jordan
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West Chickamauga Creek:  Dietz Rd to Camp Jordan

April 20, 2024

Class I paddle of abouit 5 miles. Will stop for lunch en route.

Details will be provided by separate email to all registered paddlers about 2 days prior.

 

Trip Leader:  Eric Fleming,  eric598@gmail.com

May 05 2024
North Chickamauga Creek: Lower Mill to Longview
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North Chickamauga Creek:  Lower Mill to Longview 

This is a Class I paddle of 6 miles on the N Chickamauga Creek near the Chickamauga Dam.

Register by 4 pm Friday (May 3, 2024) and details will be sent that night.

Trip leader is Eric Fleming  598eric@gmail.com  

May 25 2024
West Chickamauga Creek: Lee & Gordon Mill to Reeds Bridge
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West Chickamauga Creek:  Lee & Gordon MIll to Reed's Bridge

May 25, 2024

Class I paddle of abouit 9 miles. Will stop for lunch en route.

Details will be provided by separate email to all registered paddlers about 2 days prior.

 

Trip Leader:  Eric Fleming,  eric598@gmail.com

Jun 08 2024
Sequatchie River ~ Water Company to Stone Cave Rd
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EVENT: June 8, 2024  ~  Class I, 6.7 mile paddle on the Sequatchie River

This is a trip on the Sequatchie River near Dunlap, TN (an hour from downtown Chattanooga).


We put in at the Water Company and paddle down to the Stone Cave Rd take out.
It's an easy Class 1 paddle of 6.7 miles and about 3 hours, counting a break with restrooms..

There is good access ramp with parking at the water company.  The take out is a bit steep and requires assistance.  

If you're interested sign up on the website by 4 pm on Thursday June 6, 2024, and details will be sent by email Thursday night..

Trip Lead is BG Smith    bgsmith@tvccpaddler.com

Jun 15 2024
S Chickamauga Creek ~ Graysville to Camp Jordan
Registration opens on 2024-04-28
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EVENT:  Class I trip of 7 miles and about 3.75 hours on the South Chickamauga Creek
     - Put on at the Graysville Mill ramp and take out at the Camp JordanLower Ramp .
 
After the paddle, we will head to the nearby Jonathon's Restaurant, just outside the Camp Jordan entrance, for anyone who wants to join us.
 
Details will be sent to all registered paddlers on Thurs evening June 13, 2024.
 
Trip Lead is BG Smith   bgsmith@tvccpaddler.com 
Jun 29 2024
Conasauga River, Beaverdale to Norton Bridge
Registration opens on 2024-04-27
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Event:  CONASAUGA RIVER  ~ Beaverdale to Norton Bridge Rd

             Class I paddle of about 9.0 miles, plan 4.5 hrs 

            There is a restroom at the put-in. 

 

Details will be provided to everyone that regtisters on the Thurs evening before the trip.

Trip Lead:  BG Smith,  bgsmith@tvccpaddler.com