Flint River User's Guide

Flint Cover Art

The Flint River is arguably Georgia’s most beautiful river, and in terms of the terrain through which it flows on its 344-mile journey, there is not another Georgia river that exposes the river traveler to more diverse vistas. From the bottomland swamps in its headwaters, through soaring views of Pine Mountain and rapids in the Piedmont, to breathtakingly clear springs in the Coastal Plain, the Flint is filled with surprises at virtually every bend.

The Flint River User’s Guide, the fourth in a series of Georgia River Network recreational guidebooks, is a portal to adventure on this spectacular river. The book brings to life the river’s cultural and natural heritage while providing all the details needed to get out on the river and enjoy it via canoe, kayak, paddleboard, or motorized vessel.

Whether in your canoe, on the river, or on your couch at home, the Flint River User’s Guide will immerse you in the story of the river, which also happens to be the story of those communities along its course—from the headwaters in the suburbs of metro Atlanta to the backwaters of Lake Seminole near the Florida state line.


This guide includes:

  • An introduction and overview of the river
  • Chapters describing each river section with detailed maps and notes on river access and points of interest
  • A compact natural history guide featuring species of interest found along Georgia’s rivers
  • Notes on safety and boating etiquette
  • A fishing primer
  • Notes on organizations working to protect the river
  • Printed on waterproof paper

If you purchase your copy directly from GRN, a portion of the proceeds benefit our river conservation work. To order online, go HERE. To place a pick-up order, call 706-549-4508 or come by the Georgia River Network office. Price: $24.95 including tax, $28 including tax and shipping.  Joe Cook is the author of the Georgia River Network Guidebook series published by the UGA Press, is coordinator of Georgia River Network’s Paddle Georgia Event, and on staff at Coosa River Basin Initiative.

Also available, Etowah River User's Guide, Chattahoochee River User's Guide, and Broad River User's Guide