Atlanta, GA 30308
Since 1967, the Georgia Conservancy has been guiding trips across the state that showcase Georgia's imperiled natural resources, and provide the public with the opportunity to advocate for their protection. We use our network of partners and peers to provide public access to barrier islands, river systems and nature preserves that are normally inaccessible or off-limits to the public.
Join us as we paddle the still, black waters of the Okefenokee Swamp. Come along as we snorkel in the crystal clear waters of the Conasauga River. Take our service trips to Cumberland, Ossabaw and Sapelo islands and help maintain pristine beaches and forest trails.
The majority of our trips are family friendly and designed to accommodate everyone, regardless of age or outdoor skill level. Please let us know if you have a special need or an impairment. We'll find a way to accommodate you.
Info & Amenities
Admission & Fees
General Admission $50
Georgia Conservancy Member $35
Family-friendly, Open Year 'Round
Suitable for Ages
Flint River Paddle at Montezuma Bluffs
03/14/2015 - 03/15/2015
There's nothing like canoe camping. All the comforts of home, floated downstream by boat, decorating the sandy banks of the Flint River. That's what makes this trip a "deluxe" camping trip: hot food, ice cold beverages, live music and a warm campfire. On March 15, join the Georgia Conservancy on a guided overnight paddle on this section of the Flint River between Marshallville and Montezuma, GA.
From the high bluffs of the southern Flint River Valley that flank the river and guide its ...read more
Altamaha River to Sea Paddle
03/20/2015 - 03/22/2015
Known as Georgia's "Little Amazon," the Altamaha is a mighty river. It drains the second largest watershed on the east coast into the Atlantic Ocean at a rate of over 100,000 gallons per second. Its main stem, forming in Lumber City at the confluence of the Oconee and Ocmulgee rivers, is undammed and free-flowing, creating a relatively intact and healthy ecosystem that is home to more than 100 rare and endangered species – the largest concentration in the state.
The Altamaha is also ...read more
Ochlockonee River Paddle and Sweet Grass Dairy Tour
04/11/2015 - 04/11/2015
Join the Georgia Conservancy and the Georgia Canoeing Association on Saturday, April 11, for a day-paddle on the Ochlockonee River near Thomasville, Ga. The paddle will start at Highway 19.
Before we start the paddle, participants will "rally up" at the 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 out the ...read more
Three Rivers Paddle
04/24/2015 - 04/26/2015
Formed by the South, Yellow and Alcovy Rivers, the Ocmulgee River flows south through central Georgia where it meets the Oconee River just past Lumber City. The confluence of these two long rivers creates the Altamaha River, known as Georgia's "Little Amazon" for its immense basin.
These "Three Rivers" constitute one of the eastern United States' largest watersheds and are home to some of Georgia's rarest species.
Join the Georgia Conservancy and the Georgia Canoeing Association...read more
Augusta Canal Paddle
05/15/2015 - 05/17/2015
On the weekend of May 15, join the Georgia Conservancy, the Georgia Canoeing Association, the Augusta Canal National Heritage Area and the Savannah Riverkeeper for our 3rd annual Augusta Canal Paddle. This trip is part of the Conservancy's Heartland Rivers of Georgia Paddle Series and allows for a Day Paddle option on Saturday, if you would prefer to join us for the afternoon.
"Built in 1845 as a source of power, water and transportation, the Augusta Canal is the only intact industr...read more
Grand Columbus Whitewater Paddle
08/08/2015 - 08/08/2015
Last summer, we hosted the largest single day of whitewater paddling in Columbus, Georgia history at The Grand Columbus Whitewater Paddle. In 2015, The Grand is back and better than ever.
On August 8, the Georgia Conservancy, Uptown Columbus, Whitewater Express and The SweetWater Brewing Company are hosting The Grand Columbus Whitewater Paddle: Grand 2.0 - a full day of whitewater rafting, live music and SweetWater Beer ...read more
Flint River Family Adventure
09/12/2015 - 09/13/2015
Are you ready for a family-friendly weekend of fun and excitement on the Flint River? Join the Georgia Conservancy, Keeping It Wild, REI, and the Gerald I. Lawhorn Scout Camp for an adventure weekend that includes outdoor recreation, bluegrass and great food!
Gear, meals, activities and entertainment are all included in the cost, which is $75 per person and $245 for a family or a group (maximum of five people). We will offer tent camping, platform camping (raised, canvas-sided tents w...read more
- In 2014, the Georgia Conservancy’s Stewardship Trips Program will: Lead over 1,500 people on trips and outdoor education experiences Visit 30-plus counties across Georgia Host more than 50 trips, service projects and special events Clear over 100 miles of trail and clean over 100 miles of river Remo