2019 Historic Paddle: Native American & Cultural Heritage Tour (6.6 miles)

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2019 Historic Paddle: Native American & Cultural Heritage Tour (6.6 miles)

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EVENT DATE: July 20, 2019, 10AM

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.

Guided by Brian Fannon and David White, this paddle travels from the Shoals access through Pilot Mountain State Park to Donnaha and further explores Native and Colonial American history, including fish weirs and evidence of early efforts to make the River navigable. One of the most scenic sections of the Yadkin River basin, it includes the surreal magnificence of Bean Shoals, undeveloped river banks, islands, huge boulders and rock formations.

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.

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. Registration closes on July 18, 2019.

PADDLE IS LIMITED TO 20 PADDLERS. YOU MUST BE A MEMBER OF YADKIN RIVERKEEPER TO SIGN UP.

IMPORTANT FOR REGISTERED PADDLERS: 

This is a 3-hour paddle. Lunch will be provided after the paddle.

PADDLE BEGINS AT 10AM.

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. 

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