Paddle the headwaters of the St. Marys River with St. Marys Riverkeeper and learn about the Okefenokee Swamp from our Guest Expert. Our route begins at the Suwannee Canal Recreation Area within the National Wildlife Refuge (be prepared to pay a $5 parking fee). From this launch site, we’ll paddle up the Suwannee Canal and then explore portions of Mizell and Chesser Prairies with a lunch and restroom break halfway through at Cedar Hammock Canoe Shelter. We will then return to our launch site via the same route for a round trip adventure of about 8 miles. Lunch is provided. Please be sure to indicate any dietary restrictions on your registration form. All kayak skill levels are welcome; however, it is advised for more moderate-advanced paddlers to participate due to the length of the paddle. More information will be provided upon registering.
Suggested donation: $45 per person (includes lunch)
You are welcome to bring your own kayak or canoe. If you need to rent, please contact Okefenokee Adventures at (912) 496-7156. Be sure to mention Paddle the Swamp event with St. Marys Riverkeeper. $25/canoe or single kayak, $30/tandem kayak. St. Marys Riverkeeper is not responsible for reserving kayaks or canoes.