Ocmulgee River near Abbeville

Abbeville, Georgia 31001

Ocmulgee River near Abbeville

Ocmulgee River near Abbeville Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"Quality landings at both ends of the trip enhance this Ocmulgee paddle. Sweeping bends, where sandbars form, alternate with straightaways. Heavy streamside vegetation obscures the civilized world, save for a few houses at the beginning and end of the paddle.

Old oxbows and sloughs give the river a swampy appearance in places, despite its mostly swift current. One oxbow shortcut, known as the New River, offers a rocky rapid that will surprise most paddlers. For those wanting a calmer paddle, the rapid can be avoided by keeping with the main river."

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Trail Information

Nearby City
Easy to Moderate
Skill Level
3 hours
Piedmont river with one rocky shoal. Gradient is 3.2 feet per mile. Ocmulgee River near Warner Robins; 2.0 feet suggested minimum runnable level. Above 5.0 feet the river can become dangerously swift.
Tidal Information
Georgia Department of Natural Resources, 2 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive SE, Suite 1252 East Tower, Atlanta, GA 30334; (404) 656-3500; www.gadnr.org
Local Contacts
USGS: Abbeville North, Abbeville South; DeLorme: Georgia Atlas and Gazetteer, page 51
Local Maps

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Dec 2018