Conasauga Snorkel Day Trip

Sat, Aug 24, 2019
9:00AM

Conasauga Snorkel Day Trip

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Saturday, Aug 24, 2019
9:00AM

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On June 8, join the Georgia Conservancy and the U.S. Forest Service for a day of snorkeling in the Conasauga River!

The headwaters of the Conasauga and Jack’s rivers originate within the Cohutta Wilderness, a federally-protected wilderness area located in the mountains of north Georgia and southeast Tennessee. As a result, our snorkeling destination, located at the edge of the expansive Cohuttas, provides visitors with the chance to experience one of the most biologically-diverse sections of river in North America. The two remote mountain rivers offer wildlife miles of unspoiled sanctuary and are home to over 70 species of fish - twice as many than are found in the entire western United States. Some of these species are found nowhere else on Earth.

Though not attire usually associated with the mountains, participants don wetsuits, a mask and snorkel to catch a glimpse of these colorful, native fish, both large and small. Wetsuits, masks and snorkels will be provided by the USFS, but please feel free to bring your own.

Participants will meet Georgia Conservancy staff in Cisco, Georgia at Cisco Baptist Church on Saturday morning, June 8, at 9 AM. After a brief logistical discussion, participants will carpool and caravan from Cisco Baptist Church to our snorkeling location on the Conasauga River - about a 40 min drive on single-lane and forest service roads.

*By participating in one of our Stewardship Trips, you are helping to support our year-round and statewide advocacy for the protection and conservation of Georgia's natural resources.