Join the Georgia Conservancy, the Georgia Canoeing Association and the Ogeechee Riverkeeper for a paddle down the beautiful blackwater Ogeechee River. Created by the confluence of the North and South Fork rivers, the Ogeechee ends at Ossabaw Sound, near historic Ft. McAllister State Park, our headquarters for the weekend.
The Georgia Conservancy will be welcoming campers to Ft. McAllister State Park on Friday May 17th. We have reserved RV Campsites, the large primitive campsite and two staff cabins.
Guests will meet at Cabin #3 for check-in. We will have a cookout, a short program and talk about the schedule for the next day's paddle. We will have a Georgia Conservancy volunteer as a camp host in the primitive campground (we will send out a gate pass-code to all registered guests before the trip).
Ogeechee River – 15.2 Miles from Morgan’s Bridge to Kings Ferry
From Ft. McAllister State Park we will carpool / caravan to Kings Ferry. If you are a “day tripper,” please meet us at 9:30 a.m. for our round-up. We will then load up boats on trailers and with the help of Ogeechee Outpost make our way to Morgan’s Bridge. At Morgan’s Bridge we will start our 15.2 mile paddle that will take most of the day (including a stop on the side of the river for lunch). Once we arrive at King’s Ferry we will load back up and head back to Ft. McAllister.
Saturday night we will host a low county boil at the new pavilion in Fort McAllister State Park.
Red Bird Creek - 4 miles – Canoe and Kayak appropriate.
On this day we will start out from boat ramp in the campground area of Fort McAllister State Park. We will paddle a few miles up the creek and back to the park before lunch.
Registration includes a primitive campsite or an RV campsite. The primitive campsite has water, cold showers and a private toilet. Full bath and shower facilities are located a short drive away in the park. Headquarters for the weekend will be the two Georgia Conservancy staff cabins.
Boat rental: Contact the Ogeechee Outpost at [masked] or (912)[masked] to rent a canoe or kayak.
Camping equipment: we have a limited number of tents and sleeping bags to rent free-of-charge.
The Georgia Conservancy will provide dinners on Friday and Saturday night for guests who purchase meals. On Friday night we will serve our award winning, homemade, from scratch chili and on Saturday night we will host a low county boil. Please bring your own breakfast and lunch. There is a small store that serves breakfast at the campground. We can accommodate any reasonable food preparation request. Meals Friday and Saturday, make sure you select our discounted "meal plan" for both!
Prices (not including boat rental)
Overnight - $95
Overnight couple - $160
Overnight Family - $260
Day Pass (no overnight accommodations) - $30
Add Friday Meal - $10 Add Saturday Meal - $10
Add Meal plan (Friday and Saturday) - $15
Please go to the Georgia Conservancy website here to register: http://bit.ly/YtfWcT
RSVPs on meetup will not count as official registration