Ocmulgee River

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.