The unobstructed portion of this river begins at the Lake Jackson Dam north of Macon, GA. However, rock shoals, tree fall, and susceptibility of water levels generally forbid most from launching north of Macon, GA. This will then allow for about 200 miles of paddling until the river meets with the Oconee River near Uvalda, GA where together these two rivers form the Altamaha River. The river's flow appears to be more dependent upon rainfall than any other we've paddled and/or researched. With that said, overnight rains can cause major unexpected water rises you'll have to combat. There are three resupply locations (Mile Branch Landing in Hawkinsville, GA, Half Moon Landing in Abbeville, GA, and Lumber City Landing in Lumber City, GA). Mile Branch Landing offers shower facilities as seen on the Landing Key listed below.
Contact Chuck Southerland (478)892-5489 for reservations to the campgound and access to the facilities.