May 02, 2020

2020 Paddle for the Border

May 02, 2020 Route 17 Boat Ramp • Route 17 ChesapeakeVA  23323 View Map Organized by Chesapeake Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism

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2020 Paddle for the Border
in 45 days $45.00
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About this event

May 02, 2020
8:30 AM to 1:00 PM
Saturday
Co-Ed

Route 17 Boat Ramp

Route 17 ChesapeakeVA  23323
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Description

Paddle on the Dismal Swamp Canal, adjacent to the Great Dismal Swamp a unique and mysterious place charted by George Washington's survey company in 1763. Paddlers push off into the Dismal Swamp Canal Trail and navigate their own canoes, kayaks, or stand up paddleboards from South Mills, NC, to Chesapeake along the DSCT, joining other paddlers for a picnic lunch.


Location: Dismal Swamp State Park, South Mills, NC to Great Dismal Swamp Boat Ramp on the Dismal Swamp Canal trail, Chesapeake, VA

Choice of Hat or T-shirt. If you want both it is an additional $15.

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED! NO REFUNDS unless event is cancelled.



Paddle the Dismal Swamp Canal from North Carolina Welcome Center and State Park in South Mills, North Carolina to the Ballahack Boat Ramp in Chesapeake, Virginia. Volunteers help participants with their boats and shuttle buses carry paddlers from one site to the other. It is open to mainly canoes and kayaks (no motors). A continental breakfast is provided in the morning and a catered picnic lunch awaits paddlers at the end.

Kayak rentals through Chesapeake Parks, Recreation and Tourism are sold out. Other rental options may be found by visiting www.CityofChesapeake.net/paddle.

Skills

Waitlist- Approved Registration

Location

Ballahack Boat Ramp

Instructor

Staff ...Parks-Rec-Tourism

Route 17 Boat Ramp • Route 17 ChesapeakeVA  23323 Get Directions

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