Ohoopee River: Griffin Ferry Road to Altamaha River

MODERATE 2 reviews

Ohoopee River: Griffin Ferry Road to Altamaha River is a 48.8 mile point-to-point trail located near Reidsville, Georgia. The trail is rated as moderate and primarily used for canoeing and whitewater kayaking.

DISTANCE
48.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
160 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Point to Point

canoeing

whitewater kayaking

whitewater kayaking
4 months ago

Ok- this river is a treat. Not for those who are trying to relax or go down a lazy river. This has many obstacles and beauty abounds. My son 15 and daughter 11 kayaked with me and we camped too. Day one put in under the over pass and on highway 292 (I think). This was a heavily populated area and it was a little overwhelming. We camped on a sandbar just after the highway 280 bridge. On day two we paddled all the way down to the highway 178 it is just down and across the street from GSP. After we got out a ways there were a few people peppered throughout but were friendly enough. I have to admit, there were moments of intense anxiety and extreme pleasure. It was well worth the time we got to spend together. I took a paddle board too. This IS NOT a paddle board river. My only regret was I didn't take any pictures it seemed that I was constantly trying to navigate through trees and help the kiddos from getting stuck. The two most beautiful points is an old wooden bridge and the dam. I would love to go back and spend the day exploring those things a little more.

The sad part and why it couldn't get five stars from me: it looks in some places like a dumping ground. I would like to take a big trash bag with me and try to get as much trash as I can on my next trip. It was sad to see so much garbage.

Go see and explore, it's unforgettable!!

canoeing
Saturday, January 24, 2015

Small river with great fishing. Lots of shade and sandbars along the way for camping.