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Paddle for the Border

  • Presented By: Chesapeake Parks, Recreation and Tourism, Dismal Swamp State Park, and Dismal Swamp Canal Welcome Center
  • 1246 Dismal Swamp Canal Trail, Chesapeake, VA 23322
  • Phone: (757) 382-6411

overview

The 17th Annual Paddle for the Border event takes paddlers along the Dismal Swamp Canal from South Mills, North Carolina 7.5 miles north to Chesapeake, Virginia. Enjoy a breakfast near the launch point at the Dismal Swamp Welcome Center in South Mills, North Carolina then lunch, music, and celebration at the Ballahack Boat Ramp finish in Chesapeake, Virginia. Shuttle transportation is provided from the parking areas in Chesapeake to the launch point in North Carolina. Register for this opportunity to get out on the water and experience the beauty and serenity of the Dismal Swamp, a location filled with wildlife, history, and legends. Registration includes breakfast, lunch, and event t-shirt/hat and fills quickly!

Registration: January 5 through April 1, 2022. $45/person.
Late Registration: April 2, 2022 until Full, $55/person.
Register online, mail-in, walk-in or drop off at the Chesapeake Visitor Center, 1224 Progressive Drive Chesapeake, VA 23320.
Limited single and double kayak rentals available through Chesapeake Parks, Recreation and Tourism.

Other options for rentals include:
Adventure Kayak Tours, 757-237-8779
Chesapeake Campground, 757-485-0149
Native Girl Kayaking, 252-404-2266
Ocean Rentals/Surf and Adventure, 757-721-6210
Dismal Swamp State Park, NC, 252-771-6592

Participants must be able to swim and must bring and wear a personal flotation device (PFD).

 

This is a Virginia Green certified event. For more information on the Virginia Green program, please click here.

 

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Event Info

  • Presented By: Chesapeake Parks, Recreation and Tourism, Dismal Swamp State Park, and Dismal Swamp Canal Welcome Center
  • Dates: May 7, 2022
  • Location: Dismal Swamp Canal Trail
  • Address: 1246 Dismal Swamp Canal Trail, Chesapeake, VA 23322
  • Phone: (757) 382-6411
  • Time: 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM
  • Price: $45 Per Person. Pre-registration is required.