Welcome to Southeast Paddlers, a flatwater canoe and kayak club located in Gainesville, Georgia.

Recent News and Activities

Southeast Paddlers Go Coastal with Amelia Island Kayak Excursions

Southeast Paddlers on the south shore of Cumberland Island
Southeast Paddlers on the south shore of Cumberland Island.

October 18, 2014 - Several times a year, Southeast Paddlers participate in various racing events and recreational paddling trips. Here are some photos taken by Mark Bullington of Amelia Island Kayak Excursions. He and his daughter, Amber, did a great job with this recreation tour of the waters around Amelia, Cumberland, and Tyger Island.

"Come Try It" Session is a Family Affair

September 20, 2014 - Friends and families of Southeast Paddlers had a great time at the Flowery Branch City Park to give flatwater paddling a try. Everyone had a great time and learned they really could paddle a kayak. See all the photos on Flickr.

A group of people listen to the paddling instructor introduce them to the sport.

Karen Vinson helps a new paddler learn

Southeast Paddlers Support 1st Annual Kayak Trader Challenge Race

May 3 2014 - Members of Southeast Paddlers supported the 1st Annual Kayak Trader Challenge Race at the Lanier Olympic Center on May 3, 2014. From helping with logistics, to participating in the race, to helping with lunch, to even a little baby sitting, it was a great way to contribute to the paddling community, our local community, and perhaps most importantly the support the event provided to the Special Olympics, Georgia non-profit organization. We appreciate the opportunity to participate.

Southeast Paddlers "Come Try It" Sessions

April 26, 2014 - From time to time, we offer people who are interested or just curious about paddling a chance to get in a boat and try it out. See some photos of this recent "Come Try It" session on Flickr.

"Come Try It" events are free to the public and do not require registration. Do come prepared to get wet. Paddling is a water sport. All safety protocols are followed. We provide all equipment and safety gear. Southeast Paddlers is registered affiliated with the American Canoe Association.

Take a look at the video from one of our earlier session. It was great fun for the participants and the volunteers of Southeast Paddlers.

Want to know more about this sport? Learn more in this article by Leo Llonch. He colorfully and clearly captures the qualities that draw people to canoe and kayak paddling.

To give you a sense of just how diverse this sport is and put it into a worldwide context, Dana Richardson describes participation in the World Masters Games which took place July 22-31, 2005 in and around Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.

We invite you to join us and see for yourself what this is all about. You can contact us through this web site.