Altamaha River Canoe Trail

Trail Information:

The Altamaha Canoe Trail offers 138 miles of trail, originating near Lumber City at the confluence of the Oconee and Ocmulgee Rivers and emptying into the Atlantic Ocean. On the canoe trail, you will float past numerous Wildlife Management Areas and state Natural Areas, tidal swamps, and rich bottomland forests.

Critical habitat is found here for bald eagles, swallow-tailed kites and red-cockaded woodpeckers. The waterway is flush with wildlife, and not the first man-made dam. Boat ramps and landings facilities are located in each county as well as a range of services from bait and tackle shops to picnic areas and marked hiking trails.

The Altamaha River has been designated by The Nature Conservancy as one of the 75 "Last Great Places" in the world, and you can explore this magnificent ecosystem on your own or with local outfitters and guides who can help arrange a paddling or fishing trip for you and your group.

Lodging and camping accommodations are available throughout the region, along with restaurants offering the best in country cooking. From roadside farm-fresh vegetable stands to antique shops, you'll discover many unique treasures on the highways and byways of this region - just far enough from the big cities, yet close enough for a comfortable day's outing no matter what your destination may be.

River Basin:



Altamaha River


138 miles

Number of Access Points

29 Designated Landings



Paddle Georgia 2012 Maps:

Altamaha River Partnership Map:












Overnight Trip Option:


Classification of Trail: 



Altamaha Coastal Tours
Canoe Canoe Outfitters
Ocean Motion Kayak Tours
Southeast Adventure Outfitters
Three Rivers Outdoors

Sponsoring Organization:

Altamaha River Partnership

Contact Information:

Lori Hennesy This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Nearest Population Centers:

Brunswick, Savannah, Macon

Altamaha River Canoe Trail