The Ocmulgee is born in the backwaters of Jackson Lake. Below the dam it flows through the Piedmont on its way to Macon. The river is rather peaceful except for a few shoals. After Macon the river slows as it makes its way through the coastal plain of Georgia. As the river winds its way toward the Altamaha; horseshoe bends, sandbars, and oxbow lakes, with a wide river corridor sometimes stretching for miles, makes for a wild and remote setting. During the week you may paddle for days and only encounter a few fishermen and occasional cabin.
From Macon to the mouth of the Ocmulgee is approximately 200 miles. Here it joins with the Oconee to form the Altamaha. This is a great river to spent a week exploring, fishing, or just relaxing.