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Chota Canoe Club was founded in 1969 as a whitewater club in Knoxville, Tennessee. The club began as an informal group of whitewater paddlers in 1969, and then took the name Chota in 1972 when the Little Tennessee River was threatened by the construction of a controversial dam. Today Chota welcomes all paddlers, whitewater and touring canoes, kayaks, as well as stand up boarders. We provide trips and training for paddlers, promote safe boating practices and support conservation throughout East Tennessee. We are proud that Chota has contributed $14,500 to support local conservation organizations over the past five years. The mission of our members is to promote community paddle sport activities, safety awareness and techniques while being actively environmentally responsible. Club membership usually numbers between 200 and 300 paddlers who are primarily from Knoxville, Oak Ridge, Maryville/Alcoa areas as well as other East Tennessee locations and neighboring states.


Whitewater Summer Training Trip Schedule

Please contact the trip leader to confirm your place on each trip. Please note that the trip leader will evaluate each paddler’s skill level prior to confirming their place on a trip.   July 9              Tuckasegee (Step 1)                         […]

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Appreciation Party — September 15, 2016

To thank our instructors, support boaters, and trip leaders, Chota is hosting a pizza party on September 15 at 6 p.m. in the Pavilion at The Cove at Concord Park. We’ll have a Blackstone propane-fired pizza oven that will cook your pizza with your toppings in less than 3 minutes. You provide your favorite cheese […]

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January Newsletter

Here is your January 2016 Chota Newsletter! Don’t forget to get your trip reports, articles, photos, etc in to me before the 25th of each month! Thanks! Rachel Elise

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