Atlanta Metro / Atlanta

Georgia Conservancy

817 W. Peachtree Street, Suite 200
Atlanta, GA 30308

404-876-2900
  • Flint River Paddle at Montezuma Bluffs

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  • Cloudland Canyon Adventure

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  • Sapelo Island Service Weekend

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  • Okefenokee Adventure

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  • Cabretta Beach Adventure - exploring Sapelo and Blackbeard Islands

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  • Columbus Whitewater Paddle

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  • Sapelo Island Service Weekend

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  • Flint River Adventure

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  • Satilla River Paddle

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  • Cumberland Island Service Weekend

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  • Okefenokee Adventure

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  • Altamaha River to Sea Paddle

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  • Cumberland Island Service Weekend

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  • Cohutta Wilderness and Conasauga River Adventure

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  • Okefenokee Adventure

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  • Altamaha River to Sea Paddle

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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

    General Information

    Family-friendly, Open Year 'Round

    Group Amenities

    Group-friendly

    Suitable for Ages

    All Ages

Events

  • Flint River Paddle at Montezuma Bluffs

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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