Chickamauga Dam Lock Through Kayak Tour

  • Participants

    Age 13 and up

  • Fitness level : 1


Gain a fresh perspective on a beloved local treasure with this 7 mile downstream kayak tour through the Chickamauga Dam. This dam, built as part of Franklin D Roosevelt's New Deal, is a marvel of old-school engineering. We'll paddle through a lock in the dam and float with the water as it equalizes 60ft to match the water level on the other side. Ideal for paddlers of all skill levels as we paddle downstream with the flow of river out of the dam almost the entire trip. You can hone your kayaking skills while experiencing this achievement of engineering. Learn all about the history of the New Deal, and maybe even catch a glimpse of the inner workings of a 129ft tall dam. The best thing about this tour? We do all the planning and packing--you just have to show up. We can't wait to paddle with you!

Gear provided by REI

  • Dry Bag
  • Group First Aid Kit - Contents include wound care items and over the counter medications for minor injuries and illnesses
  • Kayak
  • Lifejacket
  • Paddle
  • Water proof Strobe Light

sessions available