Magnolia Midlands / Hawkinsville

Ocmulgee Water Trails Camping Weekend

Dates : 11/6/15 - 11/8/15
Mile Branch Park
US Hwy. 129/ Jackson St.
Hawkinsville, GA 31036

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Over the weekend of November 6-8, join the Georgia Conservancy, Georgia Canoeing AssociationHawkinsville 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 Ocmulgee Water Trail. The weekend includes a guided naturalist tour of the Ocmulgee River, beginner canoe instruction, bluegrass music, BBQ dinner, and a fantastic fire-pit!

On Saturday, participants will paddle from Dykes Landing (river landing 6) north of Hawkinsville and will end at Mile Branch Park (river landing 8). This is a 13-mile paddle through easy moving currently that will include breaks on the many sandbars along the paddle.

On Sunday, the paddle will begin at Mile Branch Park and end at Sandy Hammock (river landing 9). This is a 14-mile paddle through easy moving currents that will include several breaks. The sandbars between Mile Branch Park and Sandy Hammock are few and far between. 

Info & Amenities

  • Hours of Operation

    Sunday: 9:30AM - 3:00PM
    Friday: 5:00PM - 9:00PM
    Saturday: 9:00AM - 10:00PM

    Admission & Fees

    Camping & Paddling (Per Family) $200

    Camping & Paddling (Per Person) $75

    Day Paddling (Per Person) $30

    Rates See Website

    General Information


    Special Tags


    Suitable for Ages

    All Ages


    Family Friendly, Outdoors & Nature