LEAVE THE LAKE; KAYAK THE TOCCOA
The Toccoa River is not just for fishing and tubing…it’s also a fantastic kayaking river. Blue Ridge Mountain Kayaking owns the property near the base of the Lake Blue Ridge dam, offering a beautiful trip in an area of the river many people never see.
Pick from a long or short ride. Short trips allow you to kayak up to 2 hours, paddling from the dam and back. This trip isn’t available on holidays or when there is a dam release (usually Saturdays and Sundays), but is an excellent option for families with young kiddos.
The long ride is 6 miles in a single direction, with shuttle pickup at the end, usually after 2-3 hours of paddle time. This option is available for everyone, but only experienced kayakers are permitted during dam releases.
Affordable kayak lessons are available for beginners, and experienced kayakers who own their own equipment are welcome to use the shuttle service for a nominal fee.