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North Oconee River

Athens, Georgia

North Oconee River

North Oconee River Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"One of Athen’s rivers, the North Oconee begins as a small river that meanders through the agricultural land of Jackson County. Upon entering Clarke County and the city, the river becomes more navigable as it forms the center of the North Oconee Greenway, 3 miles of parkland that shelter the well-vegetated banks of the river as it stretches south to the University of Georgia campus.

The Sandy Creek Nature Center, located at the confluence of the river with Sandy Creek, anchors the north end of the greenway and promotes public awareness of the importance of preserving the riparian habitat along the river corridor. Below Athens, the river meets up with the Middle Oconee to form the main Oconee River."

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Trail Information

Athens
Nearby City
18.4
Distance
Easy to Moderate
Skill Level
1-2 days
Duration
I-II
Class
Nicholson, Athens West, Athens East (USGS); Oconee, Clarke (County)
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