Magnolia Midlands / East Dublin

Oconee River - Buckeye Landing

Buckeye Rd.
East Dublin, GA 31027


The beautiful Oconee River is the site of the crossing of Spanish explorer Hernando DeSoto and Sherman's Army. Near Dublin, the river is home of the Rubust Red Horse Sucker, a fish once thought to be extinct. The Oconee was one of the first Georgia rivers to support inland water navigation, and there are Mississippian-period mounds located along the banks of the river. South of Dublin, rock cliffs can be found. See cranes, wild hogs and other wildlife; fish for catfish, largemouth bass and bream; and plan to launch from Buckeye Park Landing with a park and boat ramp on the river in East Dublin.

Info & Amenities

  • Hours of Operation

    Sunday: All Day
    Monday: All Day
    Tuesday: All Day
    Wednesday: All Day
    Thursday: All Day
    Friday: All Day
    Saturday: All Day

    Admission & Fees

    General Admission Free

    Facility Amenities

    Boat Launch, Free Parking, Parking on Site, Public Restrooms

    General Information

    Family-friendly, Free Admission , Open Year 'Round, Pets Accepted

    Near Interstate Highway


    Suitable for Ages

    All Ages


  • Oconee River Catfish Tournament

    Oconee River Catfish Tournament

    04/29/2016 - 04/30/2016

    Hook a big one and win big during the Oconee River Catfish Tournament at Buckeye Park in East Dublin. An official Go Fish! Georgia tournament, anglers can fish anywhere on the Oconee River using any legal means: pole, bush hook, trotline, or noodling and win big cash prizes up to $1,500!

    Start fishing on Friday at 12 p.m. and continue reeling them in until weigh-in at the East Dublin Boat Ramp on Saturday at 12 p.m..

    Kids shine during the Kids Mini Tournament. Kids under 16 ye... read more

  • Great Oconee River Raft Race

    Great Oconee River Raft Race

    06/25/2016 - 06/25/2016

    Back in the 1970's, Dublin, Ga. boasted one of the greatest raft races ever: the Great Oconee River Raft Race! Thousands of people came to paddle with water-worthy vessels they had or created. It quickly grew to become the 2nd largest raft race in Ga., spurring legislators to pass laws for the river's protection and leading to development of Blackshear Ferry Landing.

    It's back! At the Great Oconee River Raft Race, participants will paddle the Oconee River from Buckeye Park to Shady Fie... read more