2017 Save the Date - April 14 - 16

Flint River Paddle at Rocky Bend
Newton, GA


On April 14-16, join the Georgia Conservancy and the Georgia Canoe Association for our second annual Flint River Paddle at Rocky Bend Retreat. This trip is one of our Heartland Rivers of Georgia Paddle Series events.

Located south of Albany in Newton, the Rocky Bend Retreat will be our headquarters for a fantastic weekend exploring a beautiful section of the Flint River.

“Nestled on the shores of the gently rolling Flint River in a quiet corner of southwest Georgia, Rocky Bend Flint River Retreat is the perfect place to leave the hustle-bustle of everyday behind. Whether you are looking for a base camp to enjoy the best hunting and fishing our region offers or you are visiting relatives in the area, our family owned and operated retreat is waiting just for you." 

On Saturday, we will paddle 16 miles on the Flint River ending at the Flint River Rocky Bend Retreat, passing through the mystic limestone bluffs and majestic cypress trees. The clear water of the Flint, fed by underground aquifers, makes paddling this section of the Flint River unforgettable.

On Sunday morning, we will lead an 8 mile paddle just south of August and explore Radium Springs and a few other clear springs from Radium Landing to Mitchell Landing on the Flint River.


Georgia Conservancy members (Live Oak Level and above)- use your member id # to receive a discount when registering for a trip. . Having trouble identifying your membership id #? Contact Alexis Torres at atorres@gaconservancy.org

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Price does not include canoe or kayak*

*Need to rent a kayak? Contact Flint River Rocky Bend Retreat to reserve your kayak or canoe today! The retreat center will handle our canoe and kayak rentals. 

** Children 14 and under register for FREE on select Heartland Rivers of Georgia Paddle Series Trips (Click here for requirements). When completing registration add your children’s names and ages under Question #1.

Participants have access to GC's REI Gear Bank (tent, sleeping bag, sleeping pad) on this trip for a fee of $5.  Using your account ID #, Georgia Conservancy members (Live Oak level and above) have FREE access to the GC REI Gear Bank.


The Flint River Paddle at Rocky Bend 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.

Learn more about the Georgia Conservancy's Stewardship Trips Program


If you have any questions about our Stewardship Trips Program or about any upcoming trip, please contact Georgia Conservancy Stewardship Trips Director Ben Fowler at bfowler@gaconservancy.org

Thinking of joining us for a trip? Please read our "Know Before You Go" page for more details.