Ochlockonee River Water Trail

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Water Trail Information:

Nestled in the Red Hills of Georgia, the Ochlockonee River runs through bottomland forests of cypress, black gum, oak, and willow and winds past sandbars, beaches, and oxbow lakes.

Currently, there are 3 developed access points along the ORWT. After 10 additional access points are improved, the ORWT will wind 56 miles through the southwest Georgia counties of Colquitt, Thomas, and Grady before crossing into Florida and emptying into the Gulf of Mexico.

River conditions are usually appropriate for all ages. Although deadfall is known to obstruct some portions of the river, paddlers can run the river most of the year with the best paddling conditions during the spring and summer. Come enjoy the tea-stained waters, greenery, and rich wildlife!

River Basin:
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56 miles
Access Points:
3 developed; 10 unimproved
- U.S. Route 19 Access - Refer to 'G' on map below. Single launch site – can paddle upstream 2 miles or downstream 3 miles and return to access point
- Hadley Ferry Road Access - Refer to 'K' on map below
- Dicky Ferry Lane Access - Refer to 'L' on map below
- 10 additional unimproved access points
Classification of Trail:
Contact Information:
Margaret Tyson
(229) 378-7610
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Sponsoring Organization:
Ochlockonee River Water Trail, Inc.
Partnering Organizations:
Ochlockonee River Water Trail, Inc. will provide in future
Overnight Trip Options:
Nearest Population Centers:
Moultrie, Thomasville, Cario
Prepared by Amanda Lanphere, Thomas University graduate student

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