Greater Rome Convention & Visitors Bureau

Paddle & Float Rome’s Rivers

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Dawn to Dusk

For a river adventure, explore the biologically diverse rivers of the Etowah.  The river’s lazy waters are ideal for kayaking, canoeing, floating and paddle boarding.

Rome Paddle & Float Trip
For an easy six-mile paddle, about two-and-a-half hours, launch at the Dixon Landing public access point at Grizzard Park and take out at Heritage Park. The trip follows a portion of Georgia’s Etowah River trail which ends in Rome as it merges with the Oostanaula to form the Coosa. Depending on wind and river speed, a float could take twice as long.

Equipment
River Dog Paddle Company offers tours daily and they love helping first time paddle boarders!  They rent mainly paddle boards, but they also rent kayaks.
5 Broad Street, Rome, GA 30161
  706-512-5107
riverdogpaddleco.com

RiverRatz provides kayak & tub rentals (open seasonally)
Services include free shuttle service
105 E Callahan St, Rome, GA 30161
(706) 728-4160
RiverRatzRome.com

Cave Spring Paddle & Float Trip
Located at the southwest corner of Floyd County, historic Cave Spring is where everything flows easy from the sweet spring water to the canoes on Big Cedar Creek.

Cedar Creek Park in Cave Spring provides canoe and kayak rentals, shuttles, float trips and camping:
6770 Cave Spring Rd SW. Cave Spring, GA 30124
706-777-3030
bigcedarcreek.com

More Water Fun in Cave Spring
Visit Rolater Park and cool off with a dip in the renowned Rolater Lake, a 1.5 acre spring-fed lake shaped like the state of Georgia or just wade in the cool, clear waters of Little Cedar Creek.  Explore the state’s only family-friendly cave. Visible in the Cave is the town’s namesake spring that produces 2 million gallons a day of the purest, best-tasting water. Bring a jug to take some spring water home! More details.