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
Guided Tours / Guide Available, Rentals Available
Family-friendly, Open Year 'Round
Suitable for Ages
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
Ossabaw Island Service Weekend
09/18/2015 - 09/20/2015
Join the Georgia Conservancy, Keeping It Wild, and the Ossabaw Island Foundation for a weekend service trip to Ossabaw Island on September 18-20, 2015.
This trip is an incredibly rare opportunity to enjoy a primitive and remote barrier island, and to support its preservation by giving back with some elbow grease. Guests will do everything – landscaping, scrubbing and cleaning the historic structures, maintaining trails, and restoring a campsite. Because of their hard work, guests...read more
Sapelo Island Service Weekend
10/09/2015 - 10/11/2015
Join the Georgia Conservancy and Keeping It Wild for a weekend on Sapelo Island that combines natural beauty, African-American cultural heritage and service work.
During the weekend of October 9-11, 2015, we will host our annual Sapelo Island Service Weekend with our partners at the Department of Natural Resources, UGA Marine Science Institute and Sapelo Island Cultural and Revitalization Society.
Service work will include trail maintenance, historic restoration and helping...read more
Ocmulgee River Water Trails Paddle in Hawkinsville
11/06/2015 - 11/08/2015
Over the weekend of November 6-8, join the Georgia Conservancy, Georgia Canoeing Association, Hawkinsville Classic Main Street and Polaski County Rivers Alive on a two-day river celebration along the banks of the Ocmulgee River. We will explore roughly 25 miles of the revolutionary 200-mile read more
Okefenokee Adventure at Stephen C. Foster State Park
11/13/2015 - 11/15/2015
Join the Georgia Conservancy for a weekend adventure to one of the most beautiful places in Georgia: the Suwannee River in the Okefenokee Swamp.
Guests will have the opportunity to paddle the mysterious tea-colored water of the Okefenokee with esteemed naturalist, Cathy Sakas. We'll spend the weekend on the west side of the Okefenokee in the Stephen C. Foster State Park and venture out during the day to learn about the natural wonders and fascinating cultural history found in the Okefe...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