Kayaking & White Water Adventures

Historic Banning Mills offers exciting kayaking adventures!

Enjoy a peaceful trip in our unsinkable kayaks. Our kayaks are safer than a boat or canoe, are hard to turn over, and no roll training is required. These kayaks provide a relaxing platform to observe nature’s wonders and the native heritage of our rivers and creek.

Enjoy kayaking in the Chattahoochee River or in our lake. Go back in time and paddle in the same areas as the Creek and Cherokee Indians did generations ago.

River Treks on the "Hooch"

The 7-mile kayak trip on the scenic Chattahoochee River includes seeing the historic Chief William McIntosh Reserve.  Enjoy Class 1 rapids with 3 to 4 hour trip time depending on water levels. 

Price: $79 per single kayak or $130 for tandem kayak.  (Includes shuttle drop off and pick up, life jackets paddle and boat.)

Please Note: A minimum of 2 boats must be reserved for the 7 miles.  

Participants must be at least 10 years old to go out on a single kayak. We will allow 5-year-olds and up to go out with an adult on a tandem kayak. All guests must weigh less than 285 pounds. Tandem boats must have a combined weight less than 450 lbs.

Things to know to plan Your Trip

Kayaking Trips are available from March to Mid-November, weather dependent. We reserve the right to cancel trips due to inclement weather and to substitute treks due to water levels. A designated adult must accompany minors. Kayaking does require advance notice.

Helpful Tips

Bring water and snacks in a waterproof container, especially for the longer treks.

Do not wear cotton. This is especially important if the weather or water temperature is cool. Wool keeps you warm when wet and fleece dries quickly. Synthetic or wool materials are highly encouraged. In the cooler months please dress warm, you will get wet.

Wear some type of water or tennis shoe. Wool socks are recommended if needed.

Wear sunscreen and bring some too! We encourage you to wear a hat. Insect repellant is helpful.

Come ready to have fun!!

Cancellation Policies

A 7-day cancellation notice, before the reserved trip date, is required. If the cancellation is less than 7 days before the event, 50% of the total charge will be assessed to the credit card on file. No shows or cancellations on the day of the event will result in the full amount being charged.

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