East River Swamp Trail

Chatterton, Georgia 31554

East River Swamp Trail

East River Swamp Trail Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"The East River Swamp Trail, one of three trails featured in General Coffee State Park, begins near Picnic Area #1 south of Jake Lake. The in-and-out hike, blazed in pink, heads east across the Seventeen Mile River over an elevated boardwalk that allows hikers and their dogs an opportunity to experience the river ecosystem without getting the paws wet.

Wading birds and river otters visit the swamp during the wet season, so keep an eye out for wildlife while you cross the river. Hikers who visit during a dry spring and summer may not see the river, as it can completely dry up during periods of infrequent rain. (Drinking water is available from a public source in the park campground.)"

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Trail Information

Nearby City
Elevation Gain
Trail Type
Skill Level
1 hour
Spring, fall, winter
160 feet
Trailhead Elevation
187 feet
Top Elevation
General Coffee State Park
Local Contacts
USGS Douglas North
Local Maps