Georgia River Network, in partnership with the University of Georgia Press and local watershed groups, has created a series of recreational guides to Georgia’s rivers authored by Joe Cook.  These guide books facilitate recreational use of our rivers for boating, fishing and other water-based activities, and document the rich cultural and natural history associated with Georgia’s rivers. Each book is printed on waterproof paper and in a 5.5 x 8.5 format that is suitable for taking on the river, and each chapter includes a map of a specific section and a complete guide that will aid users in exploring and learning about the river.

All guide books can be purchased in our online store.


Get the latest guidebook by Joe Cook! The Altamaha River User’s Guide all the information you need to enjoy the full length of the 137-mile Altamaha River from its origin at the confluence of the Oconee and Ocmulgee Rivers east of Lumber City to its mouth at the port city of Darien.

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