Ohoopee River, with soft white sandbars and clean black water, is truly one of
the most beautiful rivers in south Georgia. Ancient and mysterious, the name
originates with the Creek Indians.
In the rivers upper reaches, a canopy of trees and vines almost always covers
the water, with dazzling rays of sunlight dancing around you. Farther down, the
Ohoopee opens up to reveal rare views of hardwood swamps and ecologically unique
sand hill dunes. The river's dune system, in particular, differs significantly
from others in the coastal plain and supports several endangered animals and
diverse, but unusually stunted vegetation. Canoeing down the Ohoopee is an
unforgettably spectacular and inspiring experience. One you do not want to miss.
The Ohoopee is dependent upon rainfall to be navigable by canoe. Late summer
droughts sometimes make it too low to paddle. Fall, winter, and spring will
usually have sufficient water for enjoyable canoeing.
The Ohoopee is a great river to do a day trip, or a 2 or 3
day overnight trip.