The Augusta area offers a wide variety of outdoor opportunities to many of us in the surrounding communities. Most of us consider everybody in nearby Georgia and South Carolina our neighbors and think nothing of popping across the state line to get together for a paddling trip or a camping trip. We recently changed our club name to coincide with this new web site to CSRA Kayaking & Camping Club in order to encompass the wide variety of members we have. This is not just an Augusta club and our area is more fondly identified as the Central Savannah River Area by most locals.
The Central Savannah River Area (CSRA) is a 13-county region in the state of Georgia, and is also considered to include five to eight counties in South Carolina. The term was coined in 1950 by C.C. McCollum, the winner of a $250 contest held by The Augusta Chronicle newspaper to generate the best name for the area. Today the acronym is so commonly used that the
full name is not known to a lot residents. The region is located on and named after the Savannah River, which forms the border between the two states. The largest cities within the CSRA are Augusta, Georgia and Aiken, South Carolina.
Our goal as a group is to encourage exploration, conservation and preservation of our recreational waterways, forests, parks, and wildlife; promote enjoyment and appreciation of wilderness cruising and coastal water sports; and promote safety and proficiency in rescue/self rescue techniques.
We are a loose knit association of people who enjoy flat water or coastal kayaking and camping - joined together for the purpose of paddling, camping, planning trips, sharing information, sharing stories and photos, etc. No formal officers - just getting together to have some fun on the water whether it be in Georgia, South Carolina or Florida. ..