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POSTED: October 23, 2007 5:00 a.m.
As we fade from summer to fall it is a perfect time of they year to enjoy a peaceful canoe trip down one of Georgia’s many rivers or stream. Here is a partial guide of local outfitters ready to provide you rentals or a guided tour of Georgia’s beautiful coasts:

Altamaha Wilderness Outposts
Where the semi-tropical Georgia Coast lays relatively undisturbed, the Altamaha River meets the Ocean. With mild winters, paddling in the Altamaha River Bioreserve is perfect for camping or day trips during “all seasons”. Vast tracts of land, barrier marsh islands and swamps are protected by the federal and state gov’ts as well as the Nature Conservancy, corporate and private citizens. These combined areas are referred to as the Altamaha River BioReserve. Paddling through this wilderness area includes the Lewis Island Natural Area, a tidal swamp with old growth cypress, Wolf Island Wilderness Area, Blackbeard Island Wilderness Area as well as the offshore Queen Island and Sapelo Island. Cathead Creek displays the transition from Tidal Swamp to Marsh in an easy half-day paddle. The sheer diversity of flora and fauna in the Bioreserve allows the visitor a variety of experiences and possibilities for wildlife sightings including dolphins, otter, wood storks, osprey, bald eagles, many shore birds, raccoons, sea turtles and the top predator - the American Alligator. Paddling through the wilderness areas on the Altamaha River, the tidal swamp and coastal marsh as day trips or as extended camping trip are available as guided and self-guided. Over 100 miles of protected River corridor upstream ends at Wolf Island, a vast marsh island looking out onto the Atlantic Ocean. Great fishing!
Web Address:  www.altamaha.com
 

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