OUR MOST POPULAR FLOATS

 

4-MILE River EXCURSION

EUHARLEE CREEK TO HARDIN BRIDGE

 

TRIP Duration

2-3 hours

Difficulty

Beginner - Ages 5 and Up; Obstacles are limited to Native American fish weirs and small shoals that do not exceed Class 1 in difficulty.

rental Rates

  • Single Kayak - $25

  • Tandem - $45

  • Canoe - $45

 
 

About This Float

This 4-mile river excursion begins on the Euharlee Creek near the Covered Bridge. This trip can be booked for a departure up until 4pm.

Just downstream, the creek will merge with the Etowah River allowing you to experience a taste of both waterways.  Then you will travel beyond the Euharlee Bridge boat launch, and approximately 2 miles downstream is the small island which offers an ideal stopping opportunity where you can stretch your legs and play in the water. 

This river adventure concludes at the Old Hardin Bridge launch area, located on your river left, just beyond and after paddling under the  NEW Hardin Bridge. Recently this area has been vastly improved with the addition of a much needed boat ramp, picnic tables and it even has two porta-johns available.

This is a great trip if you're short on time, and it's also a perfect quick early morning or late-afternoon float!

 

 
 

7-mILE river EXCURSION

FLOYD'S LANDING TO EUHARLEE BRIDGE

 

TRIP Duration

3-4 hours

Difficulty

Beginner - Ages 8 and Up; Obstacles are limited to Native American fish weirs and small shoals that do not exceed Class 1 in difficulty.

rental Rates

  • Single Kayak - $35

  • Tandem - $55

  • Canoe - $55

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 About This Float

This 7-mile river excursion is definitely our most popular float trip along the Etowah River, and travels through plantation row where before the Civil War, several plantation homes lined the Etowah.  Today only the beautifully historical Valley View still remains. This scenic river route is primarily peaceful and is mostly rural because it passes by Georgia Power's Plant Bowen, which is one of the largest land owners in Bartow County. Some residential riverfront homes are also along the way, but not until you enter the city limits of Euharlee where marking the half way point is an old picnic table from the local Sonic, that sits in the water at your river left.  You will also encounter two Native American fish weirs, and two naturally shallow areas on this journey.  The half way marker is an old Sonic picnic table that sits in the left side of the river that is a favorite stopping place for snacks, beverages and memories.  As you continue to travel downstream on river left, you will encounter the Georgia Power intake station, this is where plant Bowen gets the water that is used for the cooling towers, adjacent to that is the Redneck HOT tub, where the still warm water is returned to the river once it passes thru the cooling towers and a water filtering system.  From there, you will travel under Old Milam Bridge which nowadays is just an old iron skeleton of a bridge structure, and just downstream of this you will float through the confluence of the Etowah and our names sake, Euharlee Creek.  

This river adventure will conclude on your river right, at the Euharlee Bridge launch ramp which will be on your river right, just before the Cement Bridge.

 

 

10-mile River excursion#01

EUHARLEE CREEK TO NEELS LANDING @ 411

 

Duration

4-6 hours

Difficulty

Beginner - Ages 8 and Up; Obstacles are limited to Native American fish weirs and small shoals that do not exceed Class 1 in difficulty.

rental Rates

  • Single Kayak - $45

  • Tandem Kayak - $65

  • Canoe - $65

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About This Float

This 10-mile river excursion may just be the most scenic and popular trip to paddle in Bartow County. 

This river adventure begins on the Euharlee creek where 1/2 mile downstream, the creek will merge with the Etowah River, allowing you to experience a taste of both waterways.  This float trip offers some ideal stopping opportunities where you can stretch your legs, play in the water, and make some memories. This paddle trip crosses over no less than six Native American fish weirs and winds beneath breathtaking riverside bluffs. The highlights of this trip are a small island just before Hardin Bridge, then a 0.2-mile trek through the infamous "rock garden", followed by a series of small shoals just before Island Ford, known as the BIG Island.  These islands offer multiple opportunities to stop and play in the river, and this trip is a favorite paddle for families that are wanting to spend the day making memories on the Etowah.

 


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FLOYD'S LANDING TO OLD HARDIN BRIDGE

 

Duration

4-6 hours

Difficulty

Beginner - Ages 8 and Up; Obstacles are limited to Native American fish weirs and small shoals that do not exceed Class 1 in difficulty.

rental Rates

  • Single Kayak - $45

  • Tandem Kayak - $65

  • Canoe - $65

 

About This Float

This 10-mile river excursion is a combination of our most popular float trips.  You adventure will begin at Floyds Landing then you will travel through plantation row where several plantation homes lined the river prior to the Civil War, float past Georgia Power’s Plant Bowen, which is one of the largest land owners in Bartow County. This route is primarily peaceful and mostly rural with some residential riverfront homes along the way, You will encounter two Native American fish weirs, and two naturally shallow areas on this journey, and travel under Old Milam Bridge which nowadays all that remains is just an old iron  skeleton of a bridge structure. There is also an ideal stopping opportunity about 2 miles downstream of the Euharlee Bridge on the small island, this is an ideal place where you can stretch your legs and play in the water before your trip concludes. 

This river adventure concludes at the Old Hardin Bridge launch area, located on your river left, just beyond and after paddling under the  NEW Hardin Bridge. This area has been recently improved with a boat ramp, picnic tables and has two porta-johns available.

 


10-mile river excursion Indian Mounds 03

ALATOONA DAM TO FLOYD'S LANDING

 

Duration

6-8 hours

Difficulty

Beginner - Ages 10 and Up; The main obstacle would be the required portage of the "little" dam, while other obstacles are limited to Native American fish weirs and small shoals that do not exceed Class 1 in difficulty.

rental Rates

  • Single Kayak - $55

  • Tandem Kayak - $75

  • Canoe - $75

 

About This Float

PLEASE NOTE: This float trip must be booked in advance, because we only operate one shuttle departure time per day at 8:00am on Saturday and at 9:00am on other days. 

This river adventure is extremely popular because it travels past the historic Etowah Indian Mounds. If you have not seen the Indian Mounds from the river, then you are in for a real treat as they will be front and center on this trip! 

Your river adventure will begin at the riverside day use park, just downstream from the Altoona dam, where for 3 river miles it will seem like you are on the lake.  You will then need to exit on your river left, so that you can portage your equipment around the Thompson Weinman "little" dam.  Don't let this necessary action deter your floating spirits, the portage is not that difficult, and the scenery is simply outstanding and well worth the effort.  Then just before Pumkinvine Creek you will encounter the beginning of the Etowah Indian Mounds on your river right. The next item of historical significance will be an old iron bridge just before the Douthit Ferry Rd Bridge, there is a lot of history in this area, along with the remains of a very old steam engine and it's tender that are scattered about the river in this area. Further downstream you will travel past the newly renovated Leake Mounds launch site at highway 113, which boast ample parking and a kayak/canoe launching pad.  Then its onward to one of the smaller but in my opinion most well preserved native American fish weirs on the available on lower Etowah.  this small weir was reconstructed and utilized by the troops of both sides during the Civil War.  An entire tree was used to restore the left side of the weir that looks as if it was just cut and placed there last year.  Then its  onto Floyds landing.

This river adventure concludes at Floyds Landing day use area on your river right at the gravel boat ramp.   


17-mile excursion

FLOYD'S LANDING TO NEELS LANDING @ 411

 

Duration

7-8 hours

Difficulty

Beginner - Ages 8 and Up; Obstacles are limited to Native American fish weirs and small shoals and do not exceed Class 1 difficulty.

Rental Rates

  • Single Kayak - $55

  • Tandem Kayak - $75

  • Canoe - $75

 

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ABOUT THIS FLOAT

 

This trip must be booked in advance, and must be started no later than 10am.

 This is a 17 mile river adventure that begins at Floyd's Landing where you will paddle through plantation row where several plantation homes lines the river prior to the Civil War, The trip also takes you past Georgia Power’s Plant Bowen, one of the largest coal-fired power plants in the country. This river route is primarily rural and peaceful with some residential riverfront homes along the way. Once you are past the Euharlee Bridge you begin what may be the most scenic and popular 10 mile paddle in Bartow County. This entire paddle path crosses no less than eight Native American fish weirs and winds beneath riverside bluffs. One major highlight is a trek through a 0.2-mile infamous "rock garden" followed by a series of shoals leading up to the BIG Island Ford, this is the largest island on the lower Etowah and offers multiple opportunities to stop and play, this is a favorite paddle for families whom have all day to spend paddling. 

Shoals and rapids are limited to Native American fish weirs and small ripples. 

 
 

17- MILE EXCURSION

NEELS LANDING 411 TO DIXON LANDING GRIZZARD PARK

 

Duration

8-12 hours

Difficulty

Beginner - Ages 10 and Up; Obstacles are limited to Native American fish weirs and small shoals that do not exceed Class 1 in difficulty.

rental Rates

  • Single Kayak - $65

  • Tandem Kayak - $85

  • Canoe - $85

About This Float

 

 

TUBING ADVENTURES


 

Tubing Euharlee Creek to the Euharlee Bridge

 

Duration

45-60 minutes

Difficulty

Beginner - Ages 5 and Up

Rates

  • $10 Per Person

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About This Float

Your fun begins at Euharlee Creek Outfitters located at 102 Covered Bridge Road S.W. near the beautiful, historic Covered Bridge in the quaint village of Euharlee.

You will then walk with your tube, to the Euharlee Creek to launch, and then float your tube until you enter the Etowah River where you will enjoy more amazing scenery until your exit on river right just before the Euharlee Bridge.

 

 

Tubing Euharlee Creek to OLD Hardin Bridge

 

Duration

4-6 hours

Difficulty

Beginner - Ages 8 and Up

Rates

  • $20 Per Person

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About This Float

PLEASE NOTE: The final departure time for this trip is at 1:00 pm each day.

Your tubing fun begins at the Euharlee Creek Outfitters float shop, located at 102 Covered Bridge Road S.W. near the beautiful, historic Covered Bridge in the quaint village of Euharlee.

You will then walk with your tube, to the Euharlee Creek to launch, and float until you enter the Etowah River where you will enjoy more amazing scenery and an exciting opportunity to stop and explore one of the few islands that exist on the lower Etowah River. 

This river adventure concludes at Old Hardin Bridge the ramp will be on your river left, just downstream of the bridge. 

 

 

our Shuttle Service is ALSO Available: for you and your kayaks and canoes

When utilizing your privately owned equipment, let ECO take care of the lifting and logistics.

*Our Prices are based per the vessel, and are subject to change, and seating may be limited at times. NOTE; You must have a Coast Guard approved PFD in order to float on any state owned waterway! If you do not have your own PFD, ECO offers rentals for $5 per day. 

 

  • One-way service to one of these designated shuttle locations:

    • $10- Floyd's Landing, Euharlee Bridge, Hardin Bridge

    • $15- Leake Mounds (@ Hwy 113),

    • $15 - Neel's Landing (@ Hwy 411)

    • $20- Douthit Ferry Rd Bridge

    • $25- Riverside Day Use Area @ Alatoona Dam

    • $35- Dixon Landing @ Grizzard Park, Rome Bypass

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  • Round-Trip Service to one of these designated shuttle locations:

    • $10- Floyds Landing, Euharlee Bridge, Hardin Bridge (with kayak and/or canoe rental).

    • $15- Floyds Landing, Euharlee Bridge, Hardin Bridge (without kayak and/or canoe rental).