The impact the Satilla River
has on our community

One of the reasons we enjoy paddling is because we get to be closer to nature, that’s one reason why in Georgia, approximately 1 million paddlers participate in the sport.

Join Us

Become a volunteer or partnership organization! We need volunteers to help with events, social media, and other ongoing projects. We also welcome your organization to join our current partnerships to assist in the growth and development of the Satilla River Water Trail for now and for years to come.

for more information on how you or  your organization can get involved!

What can I do to help?

  • Encourage the adoption of local resolutions which show support for the Satilla River Water Trail
  • Share your photos of Satilla River wildlife and fun paddling experiences with us!
  • Join the Satilla River Water Trail team!
  • Conduct a river cleanup
  • Alert us of hazards or access issues along the river
  • Promote the Satilla River Water Trail to friends, family and visitors too!
  • Become a sponsor of a Satilla River Water Trail informational sign along the Satilla River.
click the map above for a larger PDF file
Georgia River Network’s Water Trails Clearinghouse has information about all established and developing water trails in Georgia, including the Okefenokee Canoe Trail, the SE Coast Saltwater Paddling Trail and the Ocmulgee River Blueway www.gawatertrails.org
Satilla River Resources

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North Carolina State Trails Program: 2008 Paddle Tourism Study. www.ncparks.gov

Bowker, J., D. English, and H. Cordell. (1999).
Outdoor recreation participation and consumption: projections 2000 to 2050. Outdoor recreation in American life: A national assessment of demand and supply trends. Champagne (IL): Segamore Press Inc.: 323‐350.

Kline, C., Cardenas, D., Duffy, L., & Swanson, J. R. (2012).
Funding sustainable paddle trail development: paddler perspectives, willingness to pay and management implications. Journal of Sustainable Tourism, 20(2), 235-256.

Nadel, R. (2005).
Economic Impacts of Parks, Rivers, Trails and Greenways Unpublished Master’s Thesis. University of Michigan.

Marcouiller, D., K. Kim, and S. Deller. (2005).
Natural amenities and rural development: Understanding spatial and distributional attributes. Growth and Change 36:273‐297.

Moore, Roger L., and Christos Siderelis. (2003).
Use and Economic Importance of the Wild and Scenic Chattooga River. Prepared for American Rivers, Inc. and Park Planning and Special Studies and Rivers, Trails and Conservation Assistance Programs of The National Park Service.
Use & Economic Importance of the Chattooga River [PDF] Accessed May 4, 2013

Outdoor Industry Association. (2002).
Outdoor Recreation Participation & Spending Study: A State‐by‐State Perspective. www.outdoorindustry.org. Accessed June 4, 2013.

Outdoor Industry Association. (2012).
The Outdoor Recreation Economy Report [PDF]. Accessed June 4, 2013.

For more information please visit us on Facebook or satillariverwatertrail@gmail.com

Satilla River Water Trail (phase 1)