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Georgia whitewater, Ogeechee River

Warren county, Jewell to 123 bridge section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS II(III)     5 miles
 
The stretch of river between Hwy 88 and Hwy 24 is NOT navigable; we had to port around deadfall about 20 times and only made it about 10 miles downriver.  We ran out of river (it turned into swamp) and daylight.  The wonderful rangers from the Department of Natural Resources cheerfully hauled us out of the swamp at about 4:00 am. Says Beth

Do I need any special permission to take my two sons on an overnight canoe/camping trip on the Ogeechee
    River from Jewell to Hwy 123? Says Alan

Hey, I'm new to Georgia. Back home in Texas we had lots of fun as a family going tubing on some mild white water. Are there any lazy rivers with some white water scattered throughout
that are close to Milledgeville, Ga.? Says Tim

Sure the short length is great for dodging deadfalls and dragging over logs. If they are true whitewater boats, they won't track quite as well in the long flat sections. Overall, they'll be a lot of fun. Says butch

I am in a group of 40 ish women who kayak flatwater often. We have ventured to Bryson City (Nantahala). We have 9.5 foot hard plastic kayaks. Will these work? Says Hunter

 
The rivers for whitewater rafting and kayaking in this state are often tougher than in other states, so don't forget that many of the rivers here are not very forgiving. This section of Ogeechee River in Georgia is 5 miles long and is according to American Whitewater a class II(III) section of whitewater. This is a pretty decent length section, good for a one day paddling trip. There's camping available near Ogeechee River. If you're coming from Milledgeville it's not a long drive at all to the put-in location, there's a road map further down the page with more info on that.

Ogeechee River, Jewell to 123 bridge road map
Printable road map with the put-in and take-out locations clearly marked.

   

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OUTDOORS
These outdoors activities are available near Ogeechee River.
 Whitewater Near Ogeechee River:
Ogeechee River, Warren County, 2 miles away
      Class II(III) - 5 miles long (Jewell to 123 bridge)
 Hotels Near Ogeechee River:
Executive Inn And Suites, Sandersville , 18 miles away
Villa South, Sandersville , 18 miles away
Hampton Inn Thomson, Thomson , 23 miles away
Scottish Inns Thomson, Thomson , 23 miles away
Comfort Inn & Suites Thomson, Thomson , 23 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Ogeechee River:
Ogeechee Wildlife Management Area - CR-233, Jewell, 1 miles away
Ogeechee Wildlife Management Area - CR-41, Jewell, 2 miles away
Ogeechee Wildlife Management Area - CR-219, Jewell, 4 miles away
 Public Lands Near Ogeechee River:
Ocmulgee National Monument, Macon - GA , 59 miles away
Hamburg State Park, Georgia , 4 miles away
Mistletoe State Park, Georgia , 35 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Ogeechee River:
Boulders the Golf Course, Norwood , 13 miles away
Twin City Country Club, Sandersville , 19 miles away
 Lakes Near Ogeechee River
Chalker Lake, Washington , 7 miles away
Warrenton City Pond, Warren , 8 miles away

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