Things to Do: Kayaking on the Chattahoochee River

Kayaking on the Chattahoochee River

You could sit back—or you could kayak! When kayaking on the Chattahoochee River, you can keep yourself a safe social distance while heading downstream. A couple hours on the river may even help you recharge.

Kayaking the Chattahoochee

When kayaking on the Chattahoochee River, the only crowds you’ll see are trees. Bask in the beautiful banks of West Georgia, along with the allure of lush forests.

Your trip could start with a sanitized single or double kayak rental from GLL Marine, which also provides life jackets and paddles at no extra charge. GLL boasts an impressive kayak fleet, with everything from light kayaks to paddle boards.

After you pick your craft and rent, you’ll set out just below the West Point Dam, named after the nearby West Point, Georgia. Paddling down the Chattahoochee River carries the perks of peaceful river waters and serene, verdant scenery.

Once you’ve wound up back on land, take a stroll around the grounds, where you can explore the immense lawn and pavilion area. Just keep a safe distance. You can even set up a picnic spot or cool-off in the fountains afterward.

GLL Marine allows you to plan your trip ahead; you can call (706) 645-3584 to secure your rental. Rental hours are as follows:

Wed. through Fri., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.;

Sat., 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.;

Sun., 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

As distancing ourselves becomes the momentary new normal, a day kayaking on the Chattahoochee River may just be the recreational revival you’ve needed.


Life in LaGrange comes with its advantages, including access to recreational channels like kayaking on the Chattahoochee River. Another advantage? Living tranquilly at Whispering Pines. Search us out online to learn more about our lifestyle. And if your things-to-do list seems kind of skimpy, use our blog as a source of inspiration!