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

Recent News and Activities

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.

Photo of the Southeast Paddlers whitewater rafting on the Ocoee River.
The Southeast Paddlers hit the whitewater on the Ocoee River for our 1st annual whitewater rafting trip. It's just one more way to enjoy paddling. See the rest of the photos.

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.