The Course

Boaters begin on their 6.5 mile paddle at 1pm and the route should take 2.5 to 3.5 hours.

Logistics

What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?

Drop your boat off at Coolidge Park under the Market Street Bridge any time from 10:00am - 12:00pm.

Leave your car at Reflection Riding Arboretum & Nature Center and ride our shuttle back to start.

Boating begins at 1:00pm

All rented boats will be at the start area at Coolidge Park so drop your car at Reflection Riding Arboretum & Nature Center, carpool, or catch a ride with our shuttle.

Rent your water vessel at: 

OAR - Outdoor Adventure Rafting
www.raftoar.com
800.627.7636

Rock Creek Outfitters
www.rockcreek.com

L2 - Live Life Outside
www.L2outside.com
423-531-7873

Scenic City Safari
423-653-4845

IMPORTANT:
ALL RENTALS WILL BE COORDINATED THROUGH THE RENTAL COMPANIES FOR DROP OFF AND PICKUP.

Floatila 101

Please wear comfortable, breathable, quick-dry athletic clothing in layers (cotton is NOT recommended). We don't anticipate that you will fall in, but we suggest bringing a towel and a change of clothing just in case.

  • Please wear comfortable, breathable, quick-dry athletic clothing in layers (cotton is NOT recommended). We don't anticipate that you will fall in, but we suggest bringing a towel and a change of clothing just in case.
  • Wear sunscreen and bring a bottle of water.
  • We don’t recommend wearing expensive sunglasses, watches or bringing a camera.  (we’ll take photos for you) or anything else you wouldn’t want to ‘donate’ to the bottom of the lake.
  • Coast Guard approved PFD (you will not be allowed to paddle without this)
  • Surf leash for SUPs
  • Energy bar or snacks for the paddle
  • If you do bring a camera...make sure it's waterproof.
  • Dry bag for any sensitive items (drybags are a great asset on the river)
  • Water
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen