Explorer | 41 pts
Big Dogs on the River offers kayaking trips down a beautiful stretch of the Middle Oconee River. You can park at Big Dogs at 2525 Atlanta Highway in Athens. Sign a waiver to rent equipment, then jump on a 15-minute shuttle to launch in a sit-on-top kayak. It is a 3.5 mile trail, which takes a little over 2 hours when the water is around 2ft.. Most of the trail is a slow, peaceful float, however there is a couple of sets of class I-II shoals(depending on water level) just before you reach Ben Burton Park. Once you clear the shoals its pretty much smooth sailing for the 2nd half of the float back to Big Dogs, where there are picnic areas to rest at upon returning. Check out www.bigdogsontheriver.com or call 706.353.6002 for more information.