Kayak Trip Down The West Chickamauga Creek

RLowe

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If ever in the area and have time, a kayak trip down the West Chickamauga is a nice way to spend the day. See the fording sites that Bragg’s troops used to shape conditions for what was the Battle of Chickamauga. Disclaimer—if conditions are right on the creek of course. A number of fallen trees. Still, a nice trip.

9-miles. From Lee and Gordon’s Mill’s to Reed’s Bridge.
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Georgian183

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Apr 17, 2021
If ever in the area and have time, a kayak trip down the West Chickamauga is a nice way to spend the day. See the fording sites that Bragg’s troops used to shape conditions for what was the Battle of Chickamauga. Disclaimer—if conditions are right on the creek of course. A number of fallen trees. Still, a nice trip.

9-miles. From Lee and Gordon’s Mill’s to Reed’s Bridge.
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Thank you for sharing this. I used to kayak all the time, but down here in south Georgia you always have to be on watch for gators. My wife and I had just left the area southbound, while you were having a good ole time paddling, lol.
 

Mdiesel

First Sergeant
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Sep 28, 2010
Location
Maryland
If ever in the area and have time, a kayak trip down the West Chickamauga is a nice way to spend the day. See the fording sites that Bragg’s troops used to shape conditions for what was the Battle of Chickamauga. Disclaimer—if conditions are right on the creek of course. A number of fallen trees. Still, a nice trip.

9-miles. From Lee and Gordon’s Mill’s to Reed’s Bridge.
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That looks great, good exercise & a fun time. Very envious. Live in Maryland & often think about canoeing down the Monacacy.

Question, do you have someone pick you up downstream?
 

RLowe

Cadet
Joined
Dec 19, 2019
In spite of the carnage that occurred in those woods along the creek, it is quite peaceful there, I would imagine much like it was before the battle.
Really got an appreciation for the steepness of the banks, funneling Braggs troops to those Fords and bridge sites.
 

major bill

Brev. Brig. Gen'l
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Aug 25, 2012
Years ago I use to do some kayaking down Michigan rivers. One of the thing I did was to stop an known old Native American sites. In the end I enjoyed the kayaking but I paddled a lot to see some trees and grass. In some places I got to see ferns as well. I always took a tree book and a bird book so I could identify trees and birds. Michigan has 36 types of fresh water clams and snails. I only saw maybe a 8 or 10 types of clams.
 

Mrs. V

2nd Lieutenant
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May 5, 2017
Years ago I use to do some kayaking down Michigan rivers. One of the thing I did was to stop an known old Native American sites. In the end I enjoyed the kayaking but I paddled a lot to see some trees and grass. In some places I got to see ferns as well. I always took a tree book and a bird book so I could identify trees and birds. Michigan has 36 types of fresh water clams and snails. I only saw maybe a 8 or 10 types of clams.
I remember canoeing down the Manistee as a youngster. A relaxing trip it was not!
 
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