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September 3, 2016

27,000 acres of forestland generating clean air. 24 endangered and 6 threatened species. How many forest types does the Chattajack course travels through?

After a conversation with Rick at the Tennessee River Gorge Trust we discovered there are 13!

August 23, 2016

We get asked this question all the time, and there’s actually a bunch of reasons that we think you’ll agree with!

  1. Fall Air Temps – The air temperatures in the Tennessee River Gorge during the fall are typically ideal. It may be a little cool certain days but it defi...

February 17, 2016

Thanks Reid and team at Standup Paddle Magazine for taking the time to share the Chattajack story! Read article here

Photo: Latta Johnson

October 20, 2015

Cool opportunity for anyone in town Friday morning wishing to tour the Tennessee River Gorge Trust bird lab led by John Diener. Participants would meet John at the Laquinta Inn off Brownsferry Rd then follow him into the gorge to the lab. The meeting time would be appr...

August 11, 2015

Here’s some history regarding Ross’s Landing, the 2015 Chattajack basecamp....

So a long time ago (actually less than 200 years) Chattanooga was a home for many Native American Indian tribes, especially Cherokee. There’s artifacts from the tribes on the islands you’ll s...

September 15, 2014

Capturing the Tennessee River Gorge’s grandeur in a single photograph is not an easy undertaking. It’s one of those things you have to see with your own eyes, immerse within, or in our case, paddle though. Chattanooga photographer, Lawson Whittaker, has spent much of h...

September 3, 2014

Hey Chattajacks! If it’s your first time racing the gorge and you are looking for some ways to explore the

course this info might help. It’s definitely not necessary to study or dissect the gorge geography to navigate but if it helps mentally prepare these are some good...

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