Preparedness

Check the weather before you leave. When the weather is cooler, wear quick drying clothes and take layers. Avoid wearing cotton. Staying dry and warm makes a trip a lot more fun when it is cold outside. Check the water levels within the river before you head out. Higher water typically means the river will be muddy and flows might make paddling difficult. Low water can create more obstacles to maneuver within the river.

Let someone know where you are going and when you will likely be home. Be prepared to stay out longer than you expect. Unexpected water conditions or taking a more leisurely float might make your trip longer than you thought. The following is a good list of items to have on any paddling trip.

  1. Average paddling rate is roughly 3 miles per hour.
  2. Not advised to paddle at flood stage. DANGER swift water!
  3. For questions call Satilla Riverkeeper 912.510.9500 or Georgia DNR 912.285.6094

Check our current River Gauges:

Jamestown Landing through to US 84 Landing

Paddalable stretches (linked to Google Maps)
Jamestown Landing (31.298385, -82.392556) through to US 84 Landing (31.238329, -82.323432)


Approximate river mileage
9 miles


Gauge height range ideal for paddling in feet
6-10 feet


Flood stage in feet
17 feet


Check the Gauge level at this time (linked to USGS National Water Information System)
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Hazards/obstacles/other within this stretch
Deadfalls

GA 121 Landing through to Altman Ferry Landing

Paddalable stretches (linked to Google Maps) GA 121 Landing (31.217331, -82.162469) through to Altman Ferry Landing (31.241427, -82.140928)


Approximate river mileage 4 miles


Gauge height range ideal for paddling in feet 6-10 feet


Flood stage in feet 17 feet


Check the Gauge level at this time (linked to USGS National Water Information System) Click here


Hazards/obstacles/other within this stretch Deadfalls (Recent rains can make Altman Ferry Landing inaccessible due to big mud puddles)

Altman Ferry Landing through to FFA Camp Landing

Paddalable stretches (linked to Google Maps)
Altman Ferry Landing (31.241427, -82.140928) through to FFA Camp Landing (31.272484, -82.108233)


Approximate river mileage
6 miles


Gauge height range ideal for paddling in feet
6-10 feet


Flood stage in feet
17 feet


Check the Gauge level at this time (linked to USGS National Water Information System)
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Hazards/obstacles/other within this stretch
Deadfalls (Recent rains can make Altman Ferry Landing inaccessible due to big mud puddles)

FFA Camp Landing through to Herrin Lake Landing

Paddalable stretches (linked to Google Maps)
FFA Camp Landing (31.272484, -82.108233) through to Herrin Lake Landing (31.274653, -82.014128)


Approximate river mileage
11 miles


Gauge height range ideal for paddling in feet
6-10 feet


Flood stage in feet
17 feet


Check the Gauge level at this time (linked to USGS National Water Information System)
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Hazards/obstacles/other within this stretch
Deadfalls (Recent rains can make Herrin Lake Landing inaccessible due to big mud puddles)

Herrin Lake Landing through to US 301 Landing

Paddalable stretches (linked to Google Maps)
Herrin Lake Landing (31.274653, -82.014128) through to US 301 Landing (31.293311, -81.957252)


Approximate river mileage
9 miles


Gauge height range ideal for paddling in feet
4¾-7 feet


Flood stage in feet
13 feet


Check the Gauge level at this time (linked to USGS National Water Information System)
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Hazards/obstacles/other within this stretch
Deadfalls (Recent rains can make Herrin Lake Landing inaccessible due to big mud puddles)

Warners Landing through to US 82 Landing

Paddalable stretches (linked to Google Maps)
Warners Landing (31.239878, -81.863666) through to US 82 Landing (31.220255, -81.867207)


Approximate river mileage
3 miles


Gauge height range ideal for paddling in feet
4¾-7 feet


Flood stage in feet
13 feet


Check the Gauge level at this time (linked to USGS National Water Information System)
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Hazards/obstacles/other within this stretch
Deadfalls

US 82 Landing through to Deep Bend Landing *

Paddalable stretches (linked to Google Maps)
US 82 Landing (31.220255, -81.867207) through to Deep Bend Landing* (31.132708, -81.867573)


Approximate river mileage
12 miles


Gauge height range ideal for paddling in feet
4-7 feet


Flood stage in feet
13 feet


Check the Gauge level at this time (linked to USGS National Water Information System)
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Hazards/obstacles/other within this stretch
Deadfalls
(Call 912.778.5607 to gain access and for shuttle)


* Private access/fee may be required

3R Fish Camp* through to Burnt Fort

Paddalable stretches (linked to Google Maps) 3R Fish Camp* (30.999966, -81.906279) through to Burnt Fort (30.946048, -81.899625)


Approximate river mileage 6 miles


Gauge height range ideal for paddling in feet 4-9 feet


Flood stage in feet 13 feet


Check the Gauge level at this time (linked to USGS National Water Information System)
Click here


Hazards/obstacles/other within this stretch Deadfalls, motorboats, tidal currents


* Private access/fee may be required