July 26, 2012
Attending the official ribbon cutting for the West Chickamauga Creek launch site at Lee & Gordon Mill are, from left, Cathy Cook, superintendent of Chickamauga & Chattanooga National Military Park; David Ashburn, Walker County coordinator; John Culpepper, Chickamauga city manager; Jim Ledbetter, representing the Tennessee Valley Canoe Club; Steve Tarvin, Frank Pierce Foundation board member; Jim Staub, Chickamauga City Council member; Tim Gobble, East Ridge city manager; and Ray Crowder, Chickamauga mayor.
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West Chickamauga Creek canoe launch now open
Recreational and heritage tourism in Northwest Georgia and the Tennessee River Valley last week gained a new jewel in a crown that includes hiking and biking trails, climbing walls and caves, Native American and Civil War sites and a network of lakes and waterways.