The Altamaha River Partnership is a coalition of state, regional, and local
representatives formed in 1998 to promote nature-based tourism and
associated economic development opportunities within 11 counties bordering
the Altamaha River. Altamaha River Partnership, Inc. received the certificate of incorporation October 13, 2011 from the GA Secretary of State, Brian Kemp.
Participating counties include Appling, Glynn, Jeff Davis,
Long, McIntosh, Montgomery, Tattnall, Telfair, Toombs, Wayne, and Wheeler
and cities of Alamo, Baxley, Brunswick, Darien, Hazelhurst, Jesup, Ludowici,
Mount Vernon, Reidsville, and Vidalia.
Each county offers visitors a unique aspect of the river's abundant natural
resources as it flows through south central
Georgia to the Atlantic Ocean.
Read about the river's history here.
Annual Ride for the River Saturday Nov. 16, 2013
Returning for 2013 - our ride director is back and so is the Altamaha River Partnership's Ride for the River. The Ride for the River criss-crosses the mighty
Altamaha River and features scenery from Coastal Georgia that makes the ride one not to miss. Routes begin and end at Jaycee Fairgrounds on the
Altamaha River in Jesup and offers your choice of 28, 42, 64 or 101 mile routes. The century route goes through Long, McIntosh, Glynn and Wayne Counties.
This ride is a fundraiser for the Altamaha River Partnership, an organization representing the 11 counties that border the Altamaha River.
Registration is $35 through November 8th; $40 after and day of ride. Pre-ride light breakfast and post-ride meal included in registration.
T- shirts only guaranteed with pre-registration. SAG on painted route. Register online at www.active.com
or download this registration
form. The Altamaha has been designated by the Nature
Conservancy as one of the 75 "Last Great Places" in the world. Come see the Fall leaves in south Georgia and at the same time, see the mighty Altamaha - Georgia's greatest river.
You may check with the chambers of
commerce and visitors centers listed below for more information on how you
can experience firsthand the abundance of natural beauty, history, and
culture in this region.
Just over 100 miles long, the Altamaha River is formed by the confluence of
the Ocmulgee and Oconee Rivers just east of Lumber City. Critical habitat
is found here for bald eagles, swallow-tailed kites and red-cockaded woodpeckers.
The waterway is flush with wildlife, and not the first man-made dam. Boat
ramps and landings facilities are located in each county as well as a range
of services from bait and tackle shops to picnic areas and marked hiking
The Altamaha River has been designated by The Nature Conservancy as one of the 75 "Last Great Places" in the world,
and you can explore this magnificent ecosystem on your own or with local outfitters and guides who can help arrange a
paddling or fishing trip for
you and your group.
Lodging and camping accommodations are available
throughout the region, along with restaurants offering the best in country
cooking. From roadside farm-fresh vegetable stands to antique shops, you'll
discover many unique treasures on the highways and byways of this region -
just far enough from the big cities, yet close enough for a comfortable
day's outing no matter what your destination may be.