Oconee River

Watkinsville, Georgia

Oconee River

Oconee River Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"The Oconee River is one of Georgia’s major rivers. More than 200 miles of river start south of Athens with the joining of the North and Middle Oconee Rivers. From Athens to Lake Oconee, the river has been smoothed by a series of dams, and very little whitewater remains save for an occasional rif?e.

Below Lake Sinclair, the river passes over a couple small
shoals (and yet another dam) before entering the Coastal Plain where it winds past sandbars and through deeply wooded terrain to its meeting with the Ocmulgee, forming the Altamaha River."

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Trail Information

Nearby City
18.6-143.2 miles
Easy to Moderate
Skill Level
2 days-2 weeks
Barnett Shoals East, Greshamville, Buckhead, Harmony, Liberty, Rockville, Lake Sinclair West, Lake Sinclair East, Milledgeville, Irwinton 15-minute, Gumm Pond, Toomsboro, Oconee, Cowhell Swamp, Dublin, Rentz, Minter, Rockledge, Lothair, Glennwood, Mt. Vernon, Uvalda, Hazelhurst North (USGS); Clark, Oconee, Oglethorpe, Greene, Putnam, Baldwin, Wilkinson, Washington, Johnson, Laurens, Treutlen, Wheeler, Montgomery (County); Georgia Department of Natural Resources; Oconee National Forest (USFS)
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