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Where You Can Find Us!

5962 Jim Crow Road
Flowery Branch, GA 30542

Hours: Weekends 10am – 4pm (Last Launch)
Open on weekdays for campers
(see Summer Camps page) 

About Jim Crow Road

Thank you for visiting our page so you can come see us and paddle! We felt in today’s social climate it is necessary to give some background about our address “5962 Jim Crow Road”.  Jim Crow Road was named after a local resident Glenn C. “Jim” Crow.  This is an unfortunate coincidence with the nomenclature from the 1880’s Jumpin Jim Crow shows and the naming of “Jim Crow” laws aimed at discriminating against African American citizens. Below are links about the history of Jim Crow and the renaming of a part of Jim Crow Road (G. C. Crow Road) that we encourage our customers to explore.  Burton Outdoor Adventures does not discriminate and welcomes all to enjoy the beautiful Lake Lanier area.    

National Geographic Article: Jumping Jim Crow

History Channel Article: Jim Crow and Blackface

History Channel: Jim Crow Laws

Gainesville Times Article: Jim Crow Road

Gainesville Times Article #2: Jim Crow Road

WDUN Article: Jim Crow Road