Paddleboarding (SUP) is the fastest growing water sport in the country and North Georgia is rich with places to take a paddle board. In Cherokee County alone you have Lake Allatoona and Lake Acworth to choose from, plus a ton of options if you’re willing to drive a bit further.
If you’re getting started on a summer full of SUP, you can get all the gear you need at Little River Clothing & Outdoors. Located in downtown Woodstock, Little River will get you all set to stand on the water in no time.
Stop by Little River Clothings & Outdoors and then make a plan to visit these top places in north Georgia to take your paddle board!
Morgan Falls Overlook Park – this 30-acre park in Sandy Springs is right on the banks of the Chattahoochee River. It’s a nice, placid place to paddle, perfect for father-daughter paddleboarding or a relaxing way to spend time with your thoughts.
Lake Tugalo – this beautiful, lake is on the border of Georgia and South Carolina and features views of both Sumter and Chattahoochee National Forests. From Lake Tugalo, it’s a three-mile trip to the end of the Chattahoochee River.
Etowah River – the Etowah’s waters are perfect for paddleboarding. You can wind up anywhere along the 163-mile stretch of North Georgia covered by the Etowah, from Rome to Lake Allatoona.
Tallulah Gorge – no list of north Georgia adventure spots would be complete without Tallulah Gorge, located up in the northeast corner of the state. For paddling, there’s Tallulah Falls Lake, a perfect still spot amongst all those rapids.
Fort Mountain State Park/Vogel State Park/Unicoi State Park – all of these state parks have lakes that allow paddle boarding and are perfect for beginners who want a quiet place to start out.
Sweetwater Creek – located 15 miles from downtown Atlanta, Sweetwater Creek is a beautiful place to SUP like you’re in the mountains when you’re really in the city. You’ll be truly amazed at how peaceful it is here.
Yellow River Water Trail – another suburban-city experience, this water trail covers Gwinnett, Dekalb, Rockdale, and Newton and stretches from Atlanta to Lake Jackson. The upper section is great for paddling in a peaceful, serene setting just outside of the bustling city.
Stone Mountain Lake – don’t forget about Stone Mountain Park! Paddleboards and kayaks are right at home in the gorgeous lake with views of the majestic Stone Mountain. There’s so much to do at Stone Mountain Park you can make a whole day of it.
Lake Chapman – In Athens, Ga you can practice paddleboard yoga out on Lake Chapman. If you prefer a more solitary downward dog, you can set out on your own and experience one of the best trails with lakeside views in Northeast Ga.
These are just the first handful of great places to paddleboard in the state of Georgia. There are so many perfect spots for this fast-growing sport (we didn’t even mention the east coast “Golden Isles” of Jekyll, St. Simons, and Tybee). No matter where your adventurous spirit is taking you this summer, start out at home base in Woodstock, Georgia.
Begin your paddleboard adventure at Little River Clothing and Outdoors!