Ogeechee River Day Paddle
Richmond Hill, GA
On May 4, join the Georgia Conservancy for a 12-mile paddle down the beautiful blackwater Ogeechee River from Morgan’s Bridge to the Savannah Ogeechee Canal.
From the Ogeechee Riverkeeper: The river system drains over 5,000 square miles of land (known as a watershed or river basin). The Ogeechee River Watershed includes 4 sub-watersheds: Upper Ogeechee, Lower Ogeechee, Ogeechee Coastal and the Canoochee watersheds. The Ogeechee River itself is approximately 245 miles long.
The freshwater streams in this river system are known as blackwater streams due to their dark, tea-colored water. Blackwater streams are really unique and have an interesting ecology. The tannins from the swamps that stain the water the tea-color also make the water more acidic than other streams. This acidity reduces the amount of vegetation that can grow naturally in the rivers, and also affects the mercury uptake by fish.
*For our paddling trips, we facilitate a shuttle for all participants. We ensure that the majority of boat carrying vehicles are waiting at the takeout, ready for participants when they get off the water. Details will be explained during our pre-trip emails, and plenty of shuttle instruction is provided in the field. We never leave anyone behind!
By participating in one of our Stewardship Trips, you are helping to support our year-round and statewide advocacy for the protection and conservation of Georgia's natural resources.
Trip Price: Ogeechee Day Paddle - $40; Prices for the paddle do not include canoe or kayak rental. Click here for kayak rental available from SouthEast Adventure Outfitters.
Recommended Experience Levels: Intermediate
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*Registration opens to Georgia Conservancy members on February 15 at 5 PM and to the General Public on February 18 at 5 PM
Did you know? Georgia Conservancy members have the opportunity to register early for select Stewardship Trips, as well as receive a discount on a number of our adventures during the year. Become a Georgia Conservancy member today, or renew your membership to register on February 15! Already a member? Use your email provided promo code for early registration and to receive a discount (Live Oak Level and above) when registering for this trip.
The Ogeechee River Paddle is one of our twelve Heartland Rivers of Georgia trips featuring camping, paddling and stewardship in south and central Georgia. The series brings to light conservation efforts, economic development and recreational opportunities on the Flint, Ochlockonee, Ocmulgee, Ogeechee, Chattahoochee, Altamaha, Satilla, Savannah and Yellow rivers, as well as Spring Creek near Bainbridge.
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