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Seven Islands is surrounded on 3 sides by the French Broad River and it is sad to say that a lot of garbage floats downstream and often gets caught along the shorelines of the park. We’ll put-in at the boat launch on Kelly Ln and paddling down river towards our largest island. Staff and volunteers will paddle along the shorelines and periodically stop to collect garbage. We’ll put-out at the large island and hike back with Ranger Stephanie over the bridge and through the park to the boat launch. Park staff will shuttle boats back to the boat launch. Bring your own boat or rent a kayak from River Sports Outfitters. Volunteers that rent boats from River Sports Outfitters are welcome to continue down river to Cruze Landing where the shuttle for rentals picks up at.

The paddling distance from the boat launch to the island is approximately 2 miles. The hike from the island to the boat launch is approximately 1.25 miles along trails. Trash bags and latex gloves will be provided for the clean-up. Free. Register online.

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