Overnight Kayaking - Lake Allatoona


Description: Join us for an overnight paddle designed for beginners or those who want to expand their paddling adventures. During this 2-day, 1-night outing, you'll kayak to a gorgeous destination and learn essential overnight touring skills as well. Learn about overnight touring gear, packing your kayak and essential trip planning tips. Conditions encountered will be open water, mild current, large boat traffic, rocky shoreline, coves and sand beaches.

Skills you'll learn:

  • To become familiar with kayaks, equipment, and proper clothing for sea kayaking
  • To learn to enter and exit a kayak, including the wet exit, wearing a sprayskirt
  • To learn packing and overnight preparation
  • To learn kayak navigation and route planning
  • To provide participants with an awareness of how to become a safe, responsible kayaker

Check out the gear list.

Required Legal Form:
This course requires the participant to read and sign a liability release form before participating. Please see "Required Legal Form" for the session you are registering for. You will need to print, sign and bring the form to your class.

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  • Class Details
  • Gear List

Overnight Kayaking - Lake Allatoona Gear List

Gear to bring to class:


  • Hat/ Sun protection - An item to help protect your face and neck from sunburn.
  • Lip Balm/Protection
  • Lunch & Snacks
  • Headlamp/Flashlight
  • Personal Toiletries
  • Water Shoes/Sandals - Foot attire that will protect your feet and is okay to get wet. (e.g. Teva, Chaco, Keen (not flip-flops)
  • Sun Protection - Lip balm, sunscreen, wide-brim hats, etc.
  • Energy Snacks
  • Rain Gear - Waterproof/resistant jacket, pants and hat.
  • Synthetic / wool layers - Clothing that will stay warm when wet.
  • 2 Liters of Water - At least 2 Nalgene sized water bottles or a large Camelback style reservoir


  • Personal Camera
  • Sunglasses
  • Eyewear Retainer - A strap to help keep your glasses or sunglasses from falling off in the event of big splash or a capsize.
  • Paddle Jacket

Gear provided by REI:

  • Spray Skirt
  • Backpacking Stove
  • Dry Bag
  • Group First Aid Kit
  • 3 Season Backpacking Tent - A tent suitable for spring, summer, and fall camping.
  • Food - Camping food.
  • Paddle
  • Personal Flotation Device (PFD)
  • Touring/Recreational Kayak