Altamaha River

Uvalda, Georgia 30473

Altamaha River

Altamaha River Professional Review and Guide

"Nowhere is the adjective “mighty” more apt than in description of Georgia’s Altamaha River. It starts with the merging of two already-large rivers—the Ocmulgee and the Oconee. Including these rivers’ watersheds, the Altamaha drains a huge portion of Georgia’s surface area—14,000 square miles, 23% of the state. At the tailwaters, the river emits 100,000 gallons of freshwater into the Atlantic Ocean every second.

Its estuary is one of the largest on the Atlantic coast. The size, breadth, and importance of this river system are staggering. The exceptionally wide ?oodplain forest around the river repels bridges, dams, and development, cradling an exceptional, diverse habitat for native plants and animals-including ?sh species unique to this watershed."

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Skill Level
Up to 2 weeks
Hazlehurst North, Grays Landing, Baxley Northeast, Altamaha, Tison, Altamaha Southeast, Glennville Southwest, Jesup Northwest, Doctortown, Jesup East, Ludowici, Everett City, Darien, Altamaha Sound (USGS); Wheeler, Montgomery, Jeff Davis, Toombs, Appling, Tattnall, Long, Wayne, McIntosh, Glynn (County)
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