July South River Paddle Details:
Come enjoy a peaceful 6.5-mile paddle right through the heart of the National Heritage Area. Paddle floats from Panola Shoals trailhead to Klondike Road. Some kayaks and gear are available, but sign up fast – space is limited. Register here.
The July South River paddle will take place on the 25th from 8:30am until 1:00pm. Make sure to wear sunscreen and bring water. Shuttles will transport participants from the paddle’s endpoint at Oglesby Bridge Road back to their cars at Lorraine Park.
About the South River:
The South River is a major waterway within the Arabia Mountain National Heritage Area, with a human history stretching back thousands of years. Long before Europeans arrived in North America, the South River was used by a variety of native people for trade and transport. Written records state that the Muscogee, who lived in this area before their removal by white settlers in the early 1800’s, called the river the “Weelahnee,” meaning “green waters” or “green river.”
Watch our short video below to learn more about the South River, and we’ll see you on the water.