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Trip Planner

Having trouble developing your next float plan? We've compiled the resources below of our previous trips with the intention of assisting you.  This Trip Planner contains links to river gauges, paddle reports, paddle guides, paddle maps, and landing keys.  I hope you enjoy some of what we use to develop our own expeditions!  This is is not a comprehensive trip planner, your mileage may vary.

Altamaha River:
Originating at the confluence of the Ocmulgee & Oconee Rivers near Hazelhurst, GA this majestic river flows 136 miles unobstructed to the Atlantic Ocean just north of Brunswick, GA.  This scenic and historical river was pivotal in the development of South Georgia in the antebellum era as a main thoroughfare for commerce and transportation.  The river runs swift and has multiple camping locations along the way depending on the water level.  There are only three resupply locations (Jaycee's Landing in Jesup, GA, Altamaha Park in Sterling, GA, and Downtown Darien, GA).  Be mindful of tide charts and your ability to filter brackish water as both become noticeable after Altamaha Park.  
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Paddle Reports:
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Map #1
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Map #5
Expedition Report
Savannah River:
The unobstructed portion of this river originates south of the dam located in Augusta, GA and extends to the Atlantic Ocean near Savannah, GA.  This major river system is extremely fast and not as scenic as other rivers we've paddled.  There are endless camping locations on both the Georgia and South Carolina sides of the river and three Artesian wells available for use along the river (???, ???, and ????).  There aren't any resupply locations (within a half a mile off of the river) along the way.   Be mindful of tide charts and your ability to filter brackish water as both become noticeable after Ebeneezer Creek Landing.           ***CAUTION***  Do not film, photograph, trespass, or approach any portions of the river or assets belonging to the Savannah River Site located along the South Carolina side of the river or Plant Vogtle facilities as seen on the maps.
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Paddle Reports:
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Map #1
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Map #5
Expedition Report
Satilla River:
Despite this river being listed as 235 miles in length, the practical distance is closer to 91 miles.  The river experiences extreme tree fall too difficult to manage above Waycross, GA and becomes both tidal and brackish beyond Burnt Fort, GA eventually emptying into the Atlantic Ocean beyond Woodbine, GA.  This has been the most scenic and intimate river we've experienced thus far.  The river meanders throughout much of the low areas in southeast Georgia and can be tough to follow when the water levels are high.  There is only one resupply location along the river located in Atkinson, GA.  There you'll find a small store on the river (call for hours prior) and a grocery store within walking distance from the river.  
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Paddle Reports:
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Map #1
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Map #5
Expedition Report
St. Mary's River:
  Originating in Okefenokee Swamp this river establishes the eastern border between Georgia & Florida extending to the Atlantic Ocean near Kingsland, Georgia.  The river was once used as a fresh water source for sailing vessels that would venture all the way inland to Trader's Hill, GA.  This river offers scenic views and ample camping locations with likely the cleanest, although also the most polluted with debris, water we've seen as of yet.  The river flows at a sluggish pace and depending upon water levels can be marred with sandbars which will cause constant dismounts.    There is only one resupply location (a half-mile walk to St. George, GA) along the way and hopefully you'll find some locals willing to lend a helping hand like we did.  The river becomes brackish after Scott's Landing just beyond Trader's Hill, GA.  ***CAUTION*** This river should be completely avoided while experiencing low water levels! 
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Paddle Reports:
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Map #1
Map #6
Map #5
Map #4
Map #7
Expedition Report
Ocmulgee River:
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.
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Paddle Reports:
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Map #6
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Expedition Reports
Oconee River:
Lake Sinclair Dam in Milledgeville, GA forms the beginning of the unobstructed portion of this river that extends 145 miles to the headwaters of the Altamaha River near Uvalda, GA.  Given the limited city centers around this river, this is likely the most remote setting we'll experience.  The river runs at a moderate pace and has multiple camping locations along the way depending on the water level.  There are only two resupply locations (Ball's Ferry State Park Landing near Toomsboro, GA & Buckeye Landing in Dublin, GA).  Of the two, Buckeye Landing offers shower facilities and a convenience store within a half a mile from the river!   
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Paddle Reports:
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Map #2
Map #3
Map #4
Map #5
Map #6
Expedition Report

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