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St. Mary's River Paddling Trail 


Trail Description

The St. Mary's is a blackwater stream that originates in the Okefenokee. It serves as the border between Florida and Georgia at the southern most tip of Georgia.  Florida Greenways and Trails designates the stretch from Highway 121 bridge at McClenny to Scotts Landing in Boulogne as a state paddling trail. The St. Marys River Management Committee (SMRMC), which is an interlocal agreement between the four counties sharing the river, Camden & Charlton in Georgia, Baker & Nassau in Florida, also works for the protection of the St. Mary's, sponsoring an annual river cleanup, and the St. Marys River Celebration.


River Basin

St. Mary’s



St. Mary’s River



60 miles


Number of Access Points



Classification of Trail



Overnight camping








Sponsoring Organization

St. Mary's River Management Committee (SMRMC)

Florida Department of Environmental Protection; Greenways and Trails

Contact Information

Southeast Georgia Regional Development Center

Nearest Population Center

Valdosta, Brunswick

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