River Maps

Paddle Georgia rapidsIt's nice to know where your river goes. On this page, we've compiled some great web-based resources for finding where your local river is, where it begins and where it ends up. There are also maps that will come in handy if you want to know where to start your paddle or fishing trip, see what your neighborhood looked like in the good old days, or you're just curious what sorts of maps of our fair state are out there!

 

A basic map of Georgia's major rivers:
http://geology.com/lakes-rivers-water/georgia.shtml

Watershed Maps from the Georgia Department of Community Affairs:
A map of Georgia's 14 Major River Basins
A map of Georgia's 52 Large Watersheds

Find out where Georgia Adopt-a-Stream's Map volunteers are collecting water quality data in your area:
www.georgiaadoptastream.org  and their mapping resources page at http://www.georgiaadoptastream.org/db/mapsofinterest.asp

Buy topographic maps and aerial photos:
www.mapcard.com

You can do all sorts of neat stuff with Google Earth, which can show you satellite images of varying resolution of the Earth's surface.  Must download free software to view:
www.earth.google.com

This website for aerial photography lets you view aerial photographs from multiple years:
http://dbs.galib.uga.edu/gaph/html
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This free mapping service from the Southeast Watershed Forum was created for community planners, but it would be useful for anything requiring satellite images:
www.watershed-assistance.net/mapper

Download a free poster of your local river.  These have been very popular with teachers!
http://brownsguides.com/srl/georgia-river-posters/

Paddle Georgia Route Maps -- in case you lost yours! But they also make great travelling companions if you're thinking about paddling any of the Paddle Georgia routes on your own*Users should note that the information contained in each of these maps is only entirely relevant to the Paddle Georgia trip it was created for. Not all river access points, pit stops, other features or points of interest noted here are on publicly accessible property. Also, river conditions noted on the maps may have changed, and the maps should be used for reference only and used with discretion:
www.garivers.org/paddle_georgia/maps.html

Need a boat ramp in Georgia? This is a good place to start:
http://georgiawildlife.com/boating/opportunities

For all sorts of fishing maps and resources, look at the Georgia DNR fishing maps:
http://www.georgiawildlife.com/maps/fishing