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2019 YADKIN RIVERKEEPER TOUR: Paddle & Potluck (9 miles)

  • Ken and Christine Putnam's House 4169 Scott Road East Bend, NC, 27018 United States (map)
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NEW EVENT DATE: August 18, 2019

YRK Members, Ken and Christine Putnam, host a potluck paddle with live music. Everyone is encouraged to bring a dish to share. Free wine and beer provided. Paddle starts at the Rockford Bridge access, with takeout and dinner at the Putnam’s home.

This year’s major TOUR sponsors are Great Outdoor Provision Co and Leonard Ryden Burr Real Estate. Supporting sponsors include Ilderton, Piedmont Triad Regional Council Bob Pate Memorial Fund for the Yadkin River, Carolina Heritage Vineyard & Winery, High Rock Outfitters, Foothills Brewing and Waterkeeper Alliance.

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. Registration closes at midnight on August 15, 2019.

Paddlers with their own boats are charged a fee per person per day to cover insurance, shuttle, processing fees and entry to post-paddle events. If you have paid your Yadkin Riverkeeper Membership Fee ($35), the paddling fee is discounted. There are discounted fees for volunteer who help with event logistics.

Don’t have a canoe or kayak? Yadkin Riverkeeper has negotiated preferred rates for kayak rental. Rental charges are in addition to your entry fee.


This is a 3+ hour paddle.

Registration opens at 12PM at the Putnam house, 4169 Scott Rd, East Bend, NC 27018.

Paddle starts at 1PM.

Don't forget to bring a dish to share!

Come to the Post-Paddle Party: Bring a dish to share! Live music.

Note: Personal Flotation Devices (PFD's) are REQUIRED for all paddlers. PFD's are included in your kayak or canoe rental; however, if you are supplying your own boat, please bring a PFD. All paddlers are required to sign a waiver; if you have a minor child, the waiver must be signed by a parent or guardian.

Disclaimer: All Yadkin Riverkeeper Paddle Trips are subject to change. Times and availability are flexible due to weather, flood gauges, and other circumstances beyond our control. Please allow extra time based on river conditions. All ending times are estimates. Yadkin Riverkeeper Paddles are alcohol-free. Please keep in mind that paddle trips average 3 miles per hour once on the water.

Questions: Contact Katie Wilder, 336-722-4949,