Week-long Paddle Through Alabama's Black Belt- Selma through Camden

10/30/2012 00:00

Event: Week-long Paddle Through Alabama's Black Belt
Time: October 13-30
Event Type: Educational event
Location: Begins in Selma
Cost: $300
Event Website: www.alabamascenicrivertrail.com
Sponsor: Alabama Scenic River Trails
Contact: Linda Vice asrttreasurer@gmail.com
Info: Selma to Millers Ferry week-long paddle through Alabama's Black Belt

Join us on the Alabama Scenic River Trail for a whole week in the historic Black Belt counties along the Alabama River.

* Gather in Selma for a big kickoff—start the trip with food and fun
* Paddle and camp in scenic US Army Corps of Engineers Parks
* Visit Gees Bend as host of the town of Camden and Wilcox County—food, music, arts and fun
* Finish the trip at Millers Ferry Campground
* Food track available—meals and snacks furnished.

Day 1 Selma to Six Mile (8 miles)
Day 2 Six Mile to Tills Landing by way of a lunch stop at Old Cahaba Archaeological Park (11 miles)
Day 3 Tills Landing to Elm Bluff (15 miles). Those who don’t want to paddle the entire 15 miles will be given a lift by boat.
Day 4 Elm Bluff to Chilatchee Creek Campground (10 miles)
Day 5 Chilatchee Creek Campground to Gees Bend (13 miles)
Day 6 Gees Bend to Jones Landing (4 miles)
Day 7 Jones Landing to Millers Ferry (about 8 miles). Depart Millers Ferry for home/optional paddle with lock through of dam


Except for the optional last night’s camp at Millers Ferry, all camping is primitive or semi-primitive, with water available at all stops. Hot showers will be available at all stops, either from a US Army Corps of Engineers campground or from our portable hot showers. All camping will be tent camping. Where flush toilets or Corps of Engineers chemical toilets are not available (one stop) we will provide portable toilets.

Daily mileage: 8 to 15 miles (with optional assistance on long days)
Meals: On your own with great meals included at Selma and Camden (see this site for the optional Food Track, with all meals catered or cooked on site).
Camping: Included
Cost: $300 for ACA members plus $5.00 personal insurance component for non-members, $150 for children under 14. plus $5.00 personal insurance component for non-members. ASRT members save $15.00 on the event over non-members. Food Track meals $200

Teachers and journalists may qualify for complimentary trips.