LOCATION: Haw River - Shallow Ford Natural Area and Indian Valley Drive Paddle Access, Elon, North Carolina 27244 TIME: June 30, 2018 9:00 am - June 30, 2018 3:00 pm CONTACT: Alamance County Parks and Recreation / 336-570-6288
11th Annual YeeHaw! River Paddle
June 30th, 2018
A benefit for the Haw River Trail
Family & Beginners’ Paddle 11:00am-12:00pm
Indian Valley Drive Paddle Access
930 Indian Valley Dr, Burlington, NC 27217
Parking available at large Golf Course Parking lot.
YeeHaw! River Paddle 9:30am-finish
Check-in from 9:00am-9:30am
Shallow Ford Natural Area
(1955 Gerringer Mill Rd. Elon, NC 27244)
Parking available at Western Alamance High School
The YeeHaw! River Paddle brings together paddlers of all skill levels to enjoy the Haw River as a community. Proceeds from the event support the Haw River Trail in furtherance of our “Conservation through Recreation” mission.
This year’s event features two paddles, a Family & Beginners’ Paddle and the YeeHaw! River Paddle. The YeeHaw! Paddle will take place on the stretch of river from the paddle access at Shallow Ford Natural Area to the dam at Indian Valley Golf Course. This 4.2-mile stretch is appropriate for beginner paddlers, featuring a blend of flat water and class 1 rapids with beautiful views of the river and its wildlife. It will take approximately 2 hours to paddle this section. To learn more about this section follow this link: https://www.thehaw.org/paddle-trail/river-section-guides/shallow-ford-natural-area-to-indian-valley/
Participants will need to bring their own boat or arrange rental in advance with a participating outfitter: (Haw River Canoe & Kayak Company, River Run Outfitters, and Three Rivers Outfitters). Outfitter contact information is available at https://www.thehaw.org/land-trail/amenities/outfitters/. No extra rental boats will be available at the event.
The Family & Beginners’ Paddle route begins at the Indian Valley Paddle Access below the dam. Participants will have an hour to paddle up and down the flat water section between Indian Valley and the Glencoe Dam. Boats will be provided at no cost by our sponsoring outfitters. NO personal boats please. No walk ups you must register in advance.
$20 for adults
$10 for kids 12 and under
*Registration includes an event Tshirt
Parking and Registration Location
YeeHaw! River Paddle participants should park at Western Alamance High School (2175 Gerringer Mill Rd., Elon, NC 27244). No parking will be available at Shallowford. Shuttles/trailers will be provided to take you down to the paddle access. The check-in booth will be located at Shallow Ford Natural Area. If participating in the 11th Annual YeeHaw! River Paddle, return shuttles for participants & their boats will be provided at the end of the paddle from Indian Valley back to Western Alamance High School.
Participants in the Family & Beginners’ Paddle will park at the Indian Valley Golf Course and check-in at the Indian Valley Paddle Access (930 Indian Valley Dr, Burlington, NC 27217).
Paddlers for the Family & Beginners’ Paddle do NOT need to contact an outfitter prior to the event. You will be matched with a boat at the event. No personal boats for this paddle please. No walk ups.
Paddlers participating in the YeeHaw! River Paddle should bring their own boat, or contact one of our participating outfitters
*Note: The participating outfitters will be on-site with their rental equipment- if you are renting from a participating outfitter you will not need to transport your boat. Please make your rental arrangements in advance of the event.
Paddling is an inherently dangerous activity. By registering to participate in the 2018 11th Annual Yee-Haw! River Paddle, you are agreeing that you have reviewed and agree to the terms of the Release of Liability and Assumption of Risk (this can be found on the Haw River Trail website at https://www.thehaw.org/get-involved/events/11th-annual-yeehaw-river-paddle/). Please read and review this document, but it is not necessary to print or bring it.
For more information please call (336) 229 2380 or visit www.thehaw.org.
Family & Beginners’ Paddle: You will be matched with a boat at the event- you do NOT need to contact an outfitter in advance of the event. No personal boats this paddle please.
Yee-Haw! River Paddle participants: You will need to bring your own boat or arrange your boat rental in advance of the event with one of our participating outfitters before you arrive at the event.
Don’t forget to bring hats, sunscreen, water, snacks, and any medications or other personal items you may need.