Magnolia Midlands / East Dublin

Great Oconee River Raft Race

Dates : 6/25/16 - 6/25/16
Buckeye Park
Hwy. 80
East Dublin, GA 31027

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  • During the 1970's thousands paddled the Oconee River during Dublin's Great Oconee River Raft Race

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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 Field Landing: 16 stunning miles through the city and remote countryside, part of the original Great Oconee River Raft Race trail. For a shorter paddle, launch with the group and paddle 4.6 miles to the Brickyard Landing.

Water-worthy vessels of all kinds are welcome. Let your imagination run wild! Create or decorate the vessel of your choice with 2016's theme, Throwback to the '70's. Paddle/boat/float at your own risk. This event is kid friendly and all participants must wear personal flotation devices. 

Info & Amenities

  • Hours of Operation

    Saturday: 9:00AM - 5:00PM

    Admission & Fees

    Registration Fee $35 per raft

    Facility Amenities

    Bus / Motorcoach Parking on Site, Concessions, Free Parking, Parking on Site, Public Restrooms

    General Information

    Family-friendly, Pets Accepted

    Near Interstate Highway


    Special Tags


    Suitable for Ages

    All Ages


    Entertainment, Family Friendly, History & Heritage, Outdoors & Nature