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UPDATE !! Authorities identify drowning victim at Lake Weiss

Authorities have identified the body recovered from Weiss Lake as Sarah  Ortiz, 20, of Valley Head, Alabama. She was first reported missing July 16 The body was found by a fisherman July 18 in the lake near Leesburg. While the incident is still being called a drowning, state forensic investigators have not disclosed an official cause of death pending results of an autopsy.

Little River Canyon named a top worldwide swimming hole

The Huffington Post, citing a survey by Cheapflights.com reports that the Little River Canyon is among the top 11 swimming holes around the globe. The survey includes sites in Mexico, Iceland, Scotland, Thailand, Jamaica, Zimbabwe and Canada in addition to locations in Tennessee, New York and Texas in the US. The Little River carves a canyon into Lookout Mountain a distance of some 12 miles and offers a sumner of spectacular holes for the brave.

Georgia Power offers new lake resources web link

Visit www.georgiapower.com/lakes for all of the latest information regarding recreational opportunities at more than 40 sites across Georgia.  The site offers deailed data on lake conditions, camp site availability, water levels the variety of fish found in each lake and so much more.

Swimmable Water event in Oostanaula

The Coosa River Basin Initiative will host a swimmable river event July 27 in the Oostanaula River at Ridge Ferry Park in Rome from 2-4 pm.  The purpose of this event is to encourage folks to enjoy their local waters which are so  much cleaner today than 30 years ago. Part of the idea is to ancourage people to do whatever they can to save the waterways from pollution and trash by showing the fun that really can be had in the rivers.

Knap-in at Little River Canyon

Arrowhead and spearpoint artisans will gather at the Little River Canyon Friday through Sunday July 25-27. The public will have an opportunity to learn more about how native Americans  xreated their stone tools. The arrowheads and spearpoints made by the craftsmen will be available for purchase during the weekend.



Upcoming Events

July 26 - Mussel Paddle on the Oostanaula River - Calhoun

Event sponsored by the Coosa River Basin Initiative

July 25-27 - Knap-In - Little River Canyon - Fort Payne, Al

Arrowhead and spearpoint making demonstrations to elp the public understand how native Americans crafted their tools

July 27 - Swimmable Water Event - Rome

The Coosa River Basin Initiative will host this special event in the Oostanaula River at Ridge ferry Park in Rome 2-4 pm

August 2 - Indian Mounds Paddle on the Etowah River - Cartersville

Event sponsored by the Coosa River Basin Initiative

August 9 - Oostanaula River Paddle - Gordon to Floyd County

Highway 156 ramp in Calhoun to Hwy 140 ramp north of Rome, sponsored by Coosa RIver Basin Initiative

August 22-23 Weiss Lake Regatta - Leesburg, Al

The annual sailboat races hosted by the Rome Sailing Club on Weiss Lake.  Enjoy boats typically sailing in little wind and high humidity!

August 23 - River Revelry- Rome, Ga

The annual biodiversity bash hosted by the Coosa River Basin Initiative at Heritage Park at the confluence of the rivers in downtown Rome.

Saturday October 11 - Trout Unlimited Chili Cook-off

One of the great annual family-friendly events in Rome's Ridge Ferry Park annually  This event features close to 100 cookers with all kinds of chili.

Saturday November 1 - Bicycle Days  Cave Spring

Plans are still in the works for Cave Spring's first to be annual Bicycle Days event as the city embraces outdoor recreational tourism.

Rome, Georgia - Northwest Georgia's Natural Wonderland



Information regarding outdoor activities and events in the Greater Rome and extended Northwest Georgia community

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Our mission at OutdoorsRome.com is to promote the natural treasures of Rome and NW Georgia, have to offer. OutdoorsRome.com seeks to provide residents of Rome and visitors to our community with information and links to the natural splendor of the Georgia's Ridge and Valley region and help promote family-friendly outdoor activities. Our children are growing up with fantastic thumbs and index fingers, however we want them to enjoy full use of their complete arms, legs and eyes to love and enjoy all that nature has provided us with. We also want to promote healthier lifestyles in the process. Come - enjoy the spectacular local, state and federal parks, the rivers, lakes and mountain which hold a wealth of thrills and excitement.

We focus on bringing you news and information about nature-based activities that can be the basis for any individual or family outing.