its headwaters in north GA the Oconee travels over 170 miles before joining with
the Ocmulgee to form the Altamaha River. It passes through the Oconee National Forest outside of Athens into Lake
Sinclair in Milledgeville. After the last small dam south of Milledgeville the
river flows unobstructed to its mouth. Sandbars and oxbow lakes become more
frequent the further south the river flows. Below Dublin, rock cliffs, sometimes hidden from view,
makes interesting side
trips. Flint and broken pottery can be found on the numerous sandbars. At places
the forest bottomland swamp surrounding the Oconee will extend for miles, which
makes for a very remote setting.
You can spend a day, a night, or a week paddling this tributary of the Altamaha.