The Best Canoeing in Atlanta

Looking for the best canoeing in Atlanta? We've got you covered with the top trails, trips, hiking, backpacking, camping and more around Atlanta. The detailed guides, photos, and reviews are all submitted by the Outbound community.

Top canoeing spots in and near Atlanta

  • Lithia Springs, Georgia

    Kayak George H. Sparks Reservoir

    Sweetwater Creek State Park has a lot to offer in terms of adventure. One of the best things about this park is its proximity to the city of Atlanta. It is incredible how easy it is to feel like you are hours away from the city, even though Sweetwater is only several miles west of the city. It mi...
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  • Woodstock, Georgia

    Kayak to Lake Allatoona Waterfall

    4.1
    Kayak from the Olde Rope Mill Park to the Lake Allatoona Waterfall (1.5 mile paddle from park to waterfall). This easy lake paddle is great for beginners.  Waterfall Coordinates: 34.1436403,-84.5330342  If it is warm, bring a bathing suit and play in the water! There are also numerous spots to ha...
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  • Euharlee, Georgia

    Paddle the Lower Etowah (Euharlee Road to 411)

    The nine mile stretch of river between Euharlee Road and 411 provides a beautiful getaway near Cartersville. As it sits downstream of Allatoona Lake, this is considered the Lower Etowah, and the temperament of the current depends largely on whether or not the Corps is releasing water upstream fro...
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  • Gainesville, Georgia

    Swim in Lake Sidney Lanier at Dogwood Park

    3.0
    Lake Sidney Lanier is pretty big, but you don't need to be overwhelmed when you visit the lake via Dogwood Park. The park has a large pavilion and a few other picnic tables, lots of shade trees, and a couple of ways to access the lake. On the left side, there's an abandoned marina (dangerous—it's...
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