The Altamaha River and its watershed is one of mightiest systems in the nation, the second largest watershed on the Eastern Seaboard, and is home to more than 130 rare and endangered species. It is designated by the Nature Conservancy as one of the 75 "Last Great Places" in the world.

Come join us at Three Rivers Outdoors to explore this magnificent river ecosystem which begins where the Oconee and Ocmulgee Rivers meet and winds over 130 miles through freshwater wetlands, primordial forests and woodlands, cypress swamps, old rice fields, tidal tributaries and flats and Atlantic beaches. Uninhibited by damns and serving as a primary source of drinking water for Southeast Georgia, the Altamaha River can perhaps best be enjoyed via the Georgia Department of Natural Resources' Altamaha Canoe Trail. We’d love to be your outdoor guide to its magic.

Altamaha River Partnership: Patrons Protecting Paradise

One of the best ways to immerse yourself in the enjoyment and protection of our great river is by joining the Altamaha River Partnership (ARP). Formed in 1998 to promote nature-based tourism and associated economic development opportunities within 11 counties bordering the Altamaha River.

The Altamaha River Partnership is a coalition of state, regional, and local representatives, each offering visitors a unique perspective on the river as it flows through their area on its way to the Atlantic. Participating counties and communities include Appling, Glynn, Jeff Davis, Long, McIntosh, Montgomery, Tattnall, Telfair, Toombs, Wayne, and Wheeler and the cities of Alamo, Baxley, Brunswick, Darien, Hazelhurst, Jesup, Ludowici, Mount Vernon, Reidsville, and Vidalia.

Useful Links

Provided here are links to the ARP and other useful organizations, entities and Friends of the Altamaha to help you get the most from your river experience.

ARP and DNR Adventure Guide

Altamaha River Partnership

Altamaha Riverkeeper

Georgia Department of Natural Resources

GA DNR - Southern Rivers Birding Trail

Georgia State Parks and Historic Sites

Georgia Visitor Information

Georgia Wildlife Management Areas – Maps

The Nature Conservancy

The Nature Conservancy page on the Altamaha River

The Nature Conservancy page on Moody Swamp

USGS water data (water levels on the Altamaha and other rivers)

U.S. Fish & Wildlife Southeast Region

Georgia River Network

The Weather Channel – local radar (Uvalda, GA)