Snorkel

Conasauga River Snorkel!
Sunday, June 24
7:45 AM - 4:00 PM

Join us for a fun day snorkeling the Conasauga River! River snorkeling is an excellent way to showcase the high biodiversity of the Southeast.

The streams on the Cherokee National Forest have an extraordinarily diverse assemblage of fish. In the clear waters of the snorkeling sites, it is typical to see 15 to 20 species of fish on any given day. Freshwater drum as large as 6 pounds swim in schools in the deep pools; sporting fish, such as bass and bream, are seen in their natural habitats. Colorful darters and shiners may be seen spawning and feeding. Several thousand fish will be present on any given day. The experience is like swimming in an aquarium full of fish. Turtles, tadpoles and salamanders are also usually present in the snorkeling hole.

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More Info: Each person should bring their own swim suit, shoes (sandals should have heel straps), towel, drinking water and lunch. Changing tents are set up for your privacy. The Forest Service provides masks, snorkels and wetsuits; a professional guide familiar with the local fauna and an assistant who takes care of equipment, ensures safety, and aids first time snorkelers in getting comfortable in the water. Transportation will not be provided. We will meet to carpool at the Tennessee Aquarium Conservation Institute at 7:45 AM. Participants can choose to meet at the snorkeling hole, but must arrive on time at 10:00 AM. We cannot wait for those who arrive late. More detailed instructions will be provided in an email after registration.

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