Communications & 
Community Engagement

The Big Canoe POA wants to keep all the residents and visitors up to date on current events and happenings within and around Big Canoe through multiple communications channels.

Big Canoe Living

Big Canoe Living is our bi-weekly 
e-magazine about living in the Big Canoe community. You'll find images and stories about the community, amenities, events and happenings. 

Social Media Channels

Follow us on Facebook and Instagram @bigcanoeeventsandhappenings for the most timely posts concerning news, important updates, and key info on events and happening in Big Canoe.
Big Canoe Events & Happenings
Community Organization Instagram


Big Canoe Events & Happenings
Community Organization Facebook


Big Canoe POA Media Channel


Emergency Text Messages

Stay safe in Big Canoe by opting into the Big Canoe texting system, which sends text alerts to your mobile device during times of major weather events, emergencies and road closures. It’s the fastest way to get vital information when you need it most.


To opt in, simply go to the homepage of the POA website, and click "My Big Canoe," where you will log in to your POA account. Then, click the “My Profile” button; and scroll down to the “Text Messaging Address.” To the right, click "edit"; select your service provider; write in your mobile phone number; and when prompted, input the code that’s texted to your mobile device. And you're set!

Emergency Alerts

Sign up for Weather and Emergency alerts for Dawson or Pickens County


Smart911™ is a system designed to make phone calls to specific people or areas in the event of an emergency or for sharing important information. Dawson County Emergency Management and other departments will use this system to notify citizens by phone of information regarding you or your property. The system can make thousands of calls in a minute to convey vital information. These messages may include information on floods, fires, water emergencies, road closures, missing persons, evacuation orders, and weather emergencies.
Sign Up for SMART911


Pickens County Government manages the CodeRed Emergency Management System. We encourage everyone to sign up for 𝗖𝗼𝗱𝗲 𝗥𝗲𝗱 𝗔𝗹𝗲𝗿𝘁𝘀 by taking a moment to fill out the information at the link below. Doing so will ensure that you are notified by your local emergency response team in the event of emergency situations or critical community alerts. Enrollment is completely free and is an easy way to instantly receive community notifications via phone call, text message, and/or email.

Sign Up for CodeRED

If you have questions about community, operational or property ownership in Big Canoe as a  property owner, you are able to submit questions through the ASKTHEPOA system. Your message will be forwarded to the appropriate person who will respond to you. 

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