“Shoot the Hooch rents canoes, kayaks, rafts, tubes and stand up paddle boards on the Chattahoochee River. We also provide a riverboat service on the Chattahoochee River,” said Barbara Russell, general manager of Shoot the Hooch. She has worked for the company for 10 years.
A popular location for boarding the Chattahoochee in canoes, kayaks, rafts and tubes is at Powers Island, 5862 Interstate Parkway, Sandy Springs, with the takeout point at Paces Mill, 3600 Cobb Parkway, Atlanta.
“Powers Island has the most traffic because it is a short trip. It’s 3 miles down to Paces Mills. It’s a favorite stretch from Powers Island to Paces Mill,” Russell said.
The rapids are gentle.
“(Shoot the Hooch) is a great outdoor experience without a great deal of danger. It’s a great outdoor experience for amateurs and people not accustomed to paddling,” she said.
Visitors can also board at Johnson Ferry Road and Columns Drive in northeast Cobb County, with takeout at Paces Mill. Tubing not allowed at this location.
Shoot the Hooch also provides life jackets as required by National Park Service Rules.
“Everybody on the river must have a life jacket. We personally fit each person with a life jacket. We don’t just hand you a life jacket and say, ‘Go jump in the water.’ We make sure it’s the right fit,” Russell said.
“We want to make sure that people have the safest and most fun trip on the Chattahoochee River. We abide by all the National Park Service Rules,” Russell said.
No glass containers are allowed on the river. Participants must be at least 5 years old. A $1 National Park Service fee is charged n addition to rental fees.
Visit www.shootthehooch.com or call (770) 650-1008 for hours of operation and details.