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Get out your paddles
Hit the Altamaha River
Detailed information on the 11 launch sites in our area - photo by Map provided

Altamaha River Run Canoe
& Kayak Excursion


Come explore the mighty Altamaha River on April 11.

Participants will go on a 16-mile family paddle with experienced guides and members of the Wayne County Rescue squad. The paddle will begin at Paradise Park in Wayne County and conclude at Altamaha Fish Camp at Everett City in Glynn County. Bring a sack lunch for the midpoint stop at Williamsburg Landing.

Paddlers will meet at Paradise Park at 6:45 a.m. to drop off canoes/kayaks and then move vehicles to the take-out point at Altamaha Fish Camp. Shuttles will leave to take paddlers back to the put-in point at Paradise Park at 7:30 a.m. Individuals renting equipment need to be at Altamaha Fish Camp no later than 7:15 a.m. The excursion will begin at 8:00 a.m. from Paradise Park.

Entry fees: Adults are $10, Children 10 and under are free. Bring your canoes, kayaks, life jackets, sunscreen and a sack lunch. For canoe or kayak rentals, see approved outfitters. An outfitter will be on site to deliver and pick up rental canoes and equipment. Altamaha River Run T-shirts will be available for $10.

For more information, call Heather Altman at the Wayne County Board of Tourism (912) 427-3233.


Altamaha River Run Shuttle Information


After registration, vehicles will be moved to the take-out point and then shuttles will be available back to the put-in point. The run will start at 8:15 a.m. sharp, so come early. Plan to arrive at Paradise Park no later than 6:45 a.m. to drop off canoes/kayaks and then move vehicles to Altamaha Fish Camp. Individuals renting equipment can go directly to Altamaha Fish Camp. The shuttles will be leaving Altamaha Fish Camp at 7:30 a.m. Please do not block private driveways or roadways. Port-a-potties will be available at beginning, end and lunch stop.


Approved outfitter:

Old River Outfitter, David Harrellson

P.O. Box 1232

Jesup, GA 31598

For information, call: (912) 427-8809, (912) 294-2764 or (912) 294-2763.

Outfitter will be on site to deliver and pick up all rental canoes and equipment.

The approaching spring weather will provide opportunities for outdoor enthusiasts to hit the trails and explorers our area's coastal outdoor recreational areas. If you’re seeking an outdoor water adventure, look no further than the Altamaha River, a mere 25-minute car ride to freedom and beauty.

The Altamaha River is more than 100 miles long and is formed by the confluence of the Ocmulgee and Oconee Rivers. The waterway teems with native wildlife and certain critical habitats are found along the routes housing bald eagles, swallow-tailed kites and red-cockaded woodpeckers.

Stretching across 10 counties, the Altamaha River was designated by The Nature Conservancy as one of the 75 "Last Great Places" in the world to explore.

Nature lovers can explore the river solo or with local outfitters and guides who can help arrange a paddling or fishing trip for individuals or groups.

In the neighboring counties of Long, Wayne, McIntosh and Glynn, there are 11 launch and landing sites. Across the entire river, there are 29.

Lodging and camping accommodations are available throughout the region, along with restaurants and unique communities offering everything from roadside, farm-fresh vegetable stands to antique shops.

For a complete map and brochure of the Altamaha River, go to




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