Water Trails & Paddling

Ocmulgee River Water Trail

GA Water Trails

Water Trail Information

The Ocmulgee River Water Trail encompasses approximately 200 miles of water trail stretching from Macon to the river’s confluence with the Oconee River near Lumber City, which then forms the main stem of the Altamaha River.

The Ocmulgee River Water Trail was created and is maintained as a result of the formation of the Ocmulgee River Water Trail Partnership which consists of eleven counties including: Bibb, Ben Hill, Bleckley, Coffee, Dodge, Houston, Jeff Davis, Pulaski, Telfair, Twiggs and Wilcox Counties.

River Basin

Ocmulgee River

200 miles

Number of Access Points

Classification of Trail
Class 1 rapids with mostly flatwater

Overnight Trip Options
Yes, (J. Dykes Memorial park, Mile Branch Park, Sandy Hammock and Mobley Bluff)
No reservation, permit or fee required


National Parks Conservation Association’s Ocmulgee Economic Study
“Diamond in the Rough”
Executive Summary
Full Report

Sponsoring Organization:
Ocmulgee Water Trail Partnership

Ocmulgee Outdoor Expeditions LLC

Contact Information
Sherri Wood: sherriwood@windstream.net
Mary Brooks: mbrooks@geconsultants.com

Water Trail Partners
Ben Hill, Bibb, Bleckley, Coffee, Dodge, Houston, Jeff Davis, Pulaski, Telfair, Twiggs and Wilcox Counties

Nearest Population Centers:
Macon, Warner Robins, Hawkinsville, Abbeville and Lumber City


Georgia River Network
Earth Share
Paddle Georgia
Georgia Water Trails
Hidden Gem
Georgia Water Coalition


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