With its headwaters in north GA the Oconee travels over 170 miles before joining with the Ocmulgee to form theAltamaha River. It passes through the OconeeNational 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.