Are you looking for an exciting kayak adventure to beat the summer heat? The Savannah Lakes Outdoor Adventure Club is coordinating a trip to The Sandbar in Bowman, GA to kayak the Broad River.
When: We will plan to meet at the SLV Recreation Center on July 8th and leave at 8:00 am. The outfitter will provide kayaks, paddles, and vests so there is no need to bring your kayaks. The river is not deep and there are a lot of rocks so it is better to use their kayaks for this adventure. The best way to travel will be to carpool and caravan to The Sandbar. I will print maps for anyone interested in traveling separately. Driving time will be approximately 1 hour and 20 minutes. This will get us on the river around 10:00. We will finish by 3:00 in the afternoon.
Where: The Sandbar is located at 3435 King Hall Rd, Bowman, GA 30624. We will park at their office along the river and they will collect your money and shuttle kayakers upriver. From there, we will paddle back to their office where we can shower, change, and drive home. They have a small snack bar and some supplies in their store.
What to bring: We will plan to eat lunch along the river, There are many great locations where we can stop, eat, and swim along the river along the way. There are also many small rapids and short drops in the river. You and your belongings will get wet. Plan to bring the following items with this information in mind:
– Bottled water and/or drinks (no glass)
– Sandals or water shoes
– Dry bag (that seals out water) or softside cooler to carry drinks and lunch
– Water proof camera
– Sunscreen, sunglasses, and hat
– Towel and change of clothes for when we are finished paddling
– Lunch and snacks
Cost:$20 per person (includes kayak (sit upon), paddle, vest , and shuttle)
The paddle takes an average of 3 1/2 hours to complete so plan your snacks accordingly. The river runs at a good pace so paddling is mostly to keep you pointed downstream and to direct you through the rapids. The river is shallow and you can stand in most places. This is a beautiful river and provides a river experience with rapids that can be paddled by people of all experience levels. Great activity for your visiting guests to experience. Don’t worry, everyone can handle this trip!
You may call or email Tom Green at 706-318-9495 TomGreene@wctel.net if you have any questions or would like to go on trip.
Website: The Sand Bar on Broad River