GEORGIA RIVER NETWORK
PADDLE GEORGIA 2023
OKEFENOKEE SWAMP ADVENTURE
An adventure set for Dec. 1-3 exploring the Okefenokee Swamp with special accommodations at Stephen Foster State Park Suwannee River Eco-lodge, catered meals, educational programs and two days of paddling on both the east and west sides of the swamp.
Registration fees listed below include indoor accommodations with bed, shower, restrooms, six meals, shuttle and guide service, and educational programs. Registration fees DO NOT include rental boats or parking/entrance fees for Stephen Foster State Park or Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge (these are nominal fees).
There is no tent camping on this trip.
All Registrants 18 years and older
All registrants 17 years old or younger
Registration for Georgia legislators participating for the full weekend
Registration for Georgia legislators participating in Saturday's paddle trip from the Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge (lunch and boats provided)
Registration for staff paying for meals only.
Registration for official event sponsors. To become a sponsor, contact Dana Skelton at [email protected]
Tired of t-shirts? If you'd prefer to pass on a special Okefenokee Swamp t-shirt, you can choose from 1. Stainless steel 16-ounce drink cup 2. 24-ounce stainless steel water bottle 3. neck gaiter 4. facemask 5. drink koozies...all appropriately branded for Georgia River Network supporters!
By checking this box and participating in this Paddle Georgia event, I agree to allow my photograph to be taken and used in future Georgia River Network media (both digital and print). If you have specific concerns about your likeness being used, please notify Georgia River Network staff and we will accommodate your request to avoid using your images in Georgia River Network media.
All meals are included with the registration price. This includes breakfasts on Dec. 2-3, lunches on Dec. 2-3 and dinners on Friday, Dec. 1, and Saturday, Dec. 2. No dinner will be served on Sunday, Dec. 3.
Vegetarian/vegan options are available for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Simply indicate on the form that you are vegetarian or vegan and we'll make sure there's plenty of non-animal options for you. If you require a gluten-free diet, please indicate below. Please review the menus below!
VERY IMPORTANT! DON'T FORGET TO CHOOSE YOUR SANDWICHES USING DROP BOXES BELOW! Caterer provides a choice of sandwiches with fruit, chips and dessert.
LUNCH SANDWICH CHOICES:
Sandwich choices include: Seafood salad, chicken salad, ham and cheese, peanut butter and jelly and pepper jack pimento cheese.
Breakfast Menu Saturday, Dec. 2
Eggs, grits, sausage or bacon, biscuits/muffins, fresh fruit, cereals, yogurt, milk, orange juice, coffee
Breakfast Menu Sunday, Dec. 3
Dinner Menu Friday Dec. 1
Barbecue pork, smoked chicken, (veggie protein option: smoked jackfruit), baked beans, potato salad, Cole slaw, rolls, dessert and teas
Dinner Menu Saturday Dec. 2
Beef brisket, (veggie protein additional prepared vegetables) twice baked potatoes, cream corn, baby lima beans, spring salad, rolls, dessert and teas.
Click here if you prefer vegetarian meals.
Click here if you prefer vegan meals
Click here is you need gluten-free meals
Click on this box if you wish to purchase additional meals for breakfast or dinner guests. You'll be able to choose what meals you would like to purchase.
We'll stay at the Stephen Foster State Park Ecolodge which consists of 10 cottages that hold up to 40 guests. Two cottages hold 4-8 people in two bedrooms, with each bedroom furnished with two full-size beds. Four cottages hold 2-4 people in one bedroom furnished with two full-size beds, and four cottages hold 2 people in one bedroom furnished with one full-sized bed.
Cottage for Two
A private cottage with one full-sized bed that sleeps two. Reserved for parties of two! (Only one person in your party of two needs to reserve this option)
Cottage for Four (Parties of Two)
This option reserves a single full-sized bed for two in a semi-private cottage featuring one bedroom furnished with two full-sized beds. Note: Whenever possible, we will pair you with friends/family. (Only one person in your party of two needs to reserve this option)
Cottage for Four (Solos)
This option reserves a single full-sized bed for one in a semi-private cottage featuring bedrooms furnished with two full-sized beds. Note: Whenever possible, we will pair you with friends/family.
Tandem Sit In
Dagger Blackwater 13.5: Two-day rental includes paddles and personal floatation devices
Solo Sit On Top
Vibe Yellowfin Kayak: Two-day rental includes paddle and personal floatation device. Weight capacity: 375 pounds.
Solo Sit on Top
Old Town Twister Kayak: Two-day rental includes paddle and personal floatation device. Weight capacity: 275 pounds.
Purchase extra t-shirts, Paddle Georgia caps, label pins and Georgia River Network's river user's guidebooks!
Paddle Georgia 2023 Truckers Cap
Classic truckers cap with tan mesh back and olive crown and bill embroidered with the Paddle Georgia 2023 logo.
Paddle Georgia 2023 Canvas Cap
Classic Paddle Georgia 2023 canvas cap in charcoal gray with Paddle Georgia 2023 logo on crown, Georgia River Network and Land Rover logos on the side and "Savannah River" across the back closure.
Georgia River Network Dry Bag
A 3-liter dry bag great for keeping your lunch or other essentials high and dry on the water!
Georgia River Network Stainless Steel Bottle
A 24-ounce stainless steel drink bottle with Georgia River Network, Paddle Georgia and Georgia Water Trails logos.
Georgia River Network Neck Gaiter
Multi-purpose head and neck gear emblazoned with GRN, Paddle Georgia and Georgia Water Trails logos.
Georgia River Network Face Covering
Protect you and your fellow paddlers with this Healthy Rivers, Healthy People face covering...if you smell a virus, paddle faster!
Georgia River Network-Hennessy Land Rover Pint Cups
Consume your favorite beverage from these long-lasting, cool blue, stainless steel 16-ounce drink cups
Etowah River User's Guide
Comprehensive guide to the Etowah River with maps and all the essential information you need to explore and enjoy the Etowah.
Chattahoochee River User's Guide
Comprehensive guide to all 436 miles of the Chattahoochee River with maps and all the essential information you need to explore and enjoy Georgia's longest river.
Broad River User's Guide
Comprehensive guide to the Broad River and its three forks with maps and all the essential information you need to explore and enjoy these rivers in northeast Georgia.
Flint River User's Guide
Comprehensive guide to all 344 miles of the Flint River with maps and all the essential information you need to explore and enjoy the Flint.
Oconee River User's Guide
Comprehensive guide to all 330 miles of the Oconee, Middle Oconee and North Oconee rivers with maps and all the essential information you need to explore and enjoy the Oconee.
Ocmulgee River User's Guide
Comprehensive guide to all 245 miles of the Oconee, plus complete guides to the South, Yellow and Alcovy rivers with maps and all essential information you need to explore and enjoy the Ocmulgee and its major tributaries.
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