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Event » Ochlockonee River Paddle

Description:

Fri. 4:30pm, Overnight camper check in, Sat., 9:45am, check in at Camp Pineywoods. Pack up your paddles, we are headed to deep southwest Georgia to explore the relatively uncharted waters of one of Georgia’s most mysterious rivers. Join the Georgia Conservancy, Georgia Canoeing Association, Sweet Grass Dairy and Chuck Winchester for a paddle on the Ochlockonee River. The paddle will start at the boat ramp off Egg and Butter Road and explore the blackwater swamp features of the Ochlockonee River. Participants will paddle approx. 6 miles exploring the Ochlockonee’s many small lakes, oxbows and side cuts. Paddlers will enjoy live oak, Spanish moss and cypress trees. Saturday before we start the paddle, participants will visit Sweet Grass Dairy for a tour and cheese sampling at the award-winning Georgia-grown artisanal dairy. After a picnic lunch we will drive a short distance away to start our river paddle. After our paddle on the river is comple

Location: Camp Pineywoods, 233 Hwy 84 Bypass, Thomasville, GA
Category: Events and Festivals
Date:4/8/2017
Contact Name: Ben Fowler
Contact Phone: 404-894-2900
Contact Email: bfowler@gerogiaconservancy.ort
Recurrence:Occurs daily effective 4/7/2017 until 04/09/2017