Okefenokee & St. Marys River Hidden Gem

Event Date

Friday, November 6, 2020
All Day


Dates & times for November 2020
Friday, November 6, 2020 All Day
Saturday, November 7, 2020 All Day
Sunday, November 8, 2020 All Day
Monday, November 9, 2020 All Day


Pristine Swamp and River
Okefenokee Wildlife Refuge
St. Marys GA 31558
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Join Georgia River Network and St. Marys Riverkeeper for this special Hidden Gem on the established Okefenokee Wilderness Canoe Trail and up-and-coming St. Marys River Water Trail.

A few highlights of our itinerary include a catered low country boil dinner on Friday evening, followed by a Saturday morning hot breakfast, a 9.25-mile float on the St. Marys River, and a farm to table dinner grown locally and served up by Grassroots Farm. After breakfast on Sunday, we will explore an 8-mile stretch of the Okefenokee enjoying the sites and sounds of a plethora of wildlife. Tickets include weekend camping/lodging at Okefenokee Pastimes.

All skill levels are welcome to attend this special weekend paddling event, which includes live music by Ray and Hupp, fascinating evening programs, performing artists and educational presentations along our paddling route, and delectable farm to table cuisine.

The headwaters of the 126-mile long St. Marys River are located in the Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge. The St Marys is a beautiful blackwater river and serves as the southernmost point in the state of Georgia. The Okefenokee is the largest blackwater swamp in North America and offers over 400,000 acres of wetland wilderness to explore.

Registration coming soon!

For more information visit https://garivers.org/hidden-gems

Special Tags
  • Eco-Friendly
Suitable for Ages
  • All Ages
General Information
  • Family-Friendly
  • Accessible