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2019 MEMBERS ONLY HISTORIC PADDLE: Native American & Cultural Heritage Tour (6.6 miles)

  • Donnaha Access 6131 Donnaha Park Road East Bend, NC, 27018 United States (map)
 
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EVENT DATE: July 20, 2019

MUST BE A YRK MEMBER TO PADDLE. Get Membership Here

PADDLE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.

Registration closes on July 18, 2019.

Join Yadkin Riverkeeper for our member-only Historic Paddles that explore the history of the Yadkin River. This year’s TOUR is sponsored by Great Outdoor Provision Co and Leonard Ryden Burr. 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.

This paddle goes from Donnaha to Enon, guided by Yadkin Riverkeeper, Brian Fannon, and YRK Board Member, David White. This stretch of River is rich in Native and Colonial American history and has been inhabited for nearly 8,000 years. The paddle includes a short portage.
Picnic following the paddle at the Old 421 River Park.

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 to help with event logistics.

For participants in our members-only paddles, boats will be provided free of charge.

PADDLE IS LIMITED TO 20 PADDLERS.

IMPORTANT FOR REGISTERED PADDLERS: 

This is a 3-hour paddle.

Meet at 11AM at the Donnaha Access, 6131 Donnaha Park Rd, East Bend, NC 27018
GPS coordinates:  N 36º12.95’ W 80º26.02’

PADDLE BEGINS AT NOON.

Reception afterwards.

WE NEED VOLUNTEERS

Volunteer on LAND: 11A-12P. You will help with parking, registration or loading boats onto trailers. If you volunteer during this time, you will be able to paddle for a discount (boat rental fees apply).

Volunteer on WATER: 12-3P. You will be assigned a group of paddlers to supervise. You must be a very good swimmer and be familiar with boat safety and first aid. You will also complete water safety training prior to the paddle. If you would like to sign up for this, we will call and check your qualifications prior to the paddle. If you volunteer during this time, you will be able to paddle for a discount (boat rental fees apply).

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, info@yadkinriverkeeper.org