MAY 18 - 20
Three Rivers Paddle & Broxton Rocks Tour
Join the Georgia Conservancy for an educational weekend of paddling, camping and exploring the history and ecology of these three Georgia Heartland rivers - the Ocmulgee, Oconee and Altamaha.
Formed by the South, Yellow and Alcovy rivers, the Ocmulgee River flows south through central Georgia where it meets the Oconee River just past Lumber City. The confluence of these two long rivers creates the Altamaha River.
Known as Georgia’s “Little Amazon,” the Altamaha is a mighty river. It drains the second largest watershed on the east coast into the Atlantic Ocean at a rate of over 100,000 gallons per second. Its main stem, forming in Lumber City at the confluence of the Oconee and Ocmulgee rivers, is undammed and free-flowing, creating a relatively intact and healthy ecosystem that is home to more than 100 rare and endangered species – the largest concentration in the state.
These “Three Rivers” constitute one of the eastern United States’ largest watersheds.
On Friday, weekend guests will arrive at Towns Bluff Park in Hazelhurst to set up camp, enjoy dinner and tell stories around the campfire.
On Saturday, we will paddle 14 miles of the Ocmulgee River and Altamaha River *
On Sunday, we will explore the mysterious and ecologically-rare Broxton Rocks Nature Preserve in Coffee County and get our feet dirty on a 2-3 mile hike along rocky terrain. Thanks to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources and The Nature Conservancy for this opportunity.
*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.
Above Photo by GC member Andre Turner
Trip Price: Weekend Paddle/Broxton Rocks & Camping - $150, Saturday Day Paddle Pass - $50. *Canoes not included in price, please add canoe while registering below.
Recommended Experience Levels: Novice
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*DETAILS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE
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*Registration opens to Georgia Conservancy members at 5 PM on December 15 and to the General Public at 5 PM on December 18
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 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. If you have any questions, please contact Georgia Conservancy Development Coordinator Carden Barkley at firstname.lastname@example.org
Participants who choose to camp have unlimited access to our REI sponsored Gear Bank which includes tents, sleeping pads, backpacks, and flashlights for a one-time fee of $5. Using your account ID #, Georgia Conservancy members (Live Oak level and above) will receive a $5 discount (which makes it free) for the Gear Bank Access.
The Three Rivers 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.
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 Laura Buckmaster at email@example.com