Save the Ocoee River!

Did you know the Ocoee River might not release after 2018!!
Act now to preserve Ocoee paddling!

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Paddling School

Attend paddle school for beginning and intermediate paddlers.

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Safety

Club sponsored classes for wilderness first-aid, swift-water rescue, and more!

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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.

News

June Chota Newsletter

Here is your June Chota Newsletter! This issue has everything you need to know on the Canoe & Kayak School. Also, 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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May Newsletter

Here is your May 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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Big Creek

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Kayak Roll

Roll Practice at the Cove

July 9 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM

Come out to the cove at Concord Park and practice rolling and flat water workouts with us! Bring your own gear. Even though this is not a place for formal ...

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