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The Grand Columbus Whitewater Paddle

The Grand Columbus Whitewater Paddle

The Classic Rafting experiences begin at 9 am and end at 3 pm


Our Tabling Partners portion of The Grand, located on the RiverWalk adjacent to WaveShaper Island, will begin between around 11:30 am/12 pm and run through 5-6 pm


We will have refreshments, beverages, and music at WaveShaper Island from 12 pm to 9 pm


The Challenge Rafting Experience begins at 4 pm and ends at 6 pm


Refreshments and Beverages: Available for purchase via cash or credit card — not part of event registration.


Over the past five years, The Grand Columbus Whitewater Paddle has attracted thousands of whitewater enthusiasts to Columbus to paddle the Chattahoochee River and experience the fantastic Columbus riverfront. But The Grand is more than an opportunity for outdoor recreation; it is also an environmental education program and incorporates family-friendly activities. 

In 2019, we will:

  • Promote and highlight existing initiatives and support the institutions and organizations already engaged in acts of Sustainable Development and Environmental Stewardship in Columbus.
  • Demonstrate a collaborative approach to fostering our natural resources by presenting a variety of information and perspectives and showcasing the conservation best practices and accomplishments of many.
  • Showcase examples of locally-oriented stewardship practices across urban and rural environments and all geographies, as well as in literature, historic preservation, and restoration specific to the Columbus area.
  • Celebrate how powerful Georgia communities can be when we come together to protect our state’s natural resources.

Location: The Chattahoochee RiverWalk (between 11th St. and 12th St.) Whitewater Express, and Waveshaper Island

Contact: Liza Mueller

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