Your Own Adventure: Our guests and clients have the ability to request a specialized guided paddle trip from over 70 miles on 14 different sections of the Oconee River and Its tributaries. From Athens, Georgia downstream into Lake Oconee. See The Forgotten: Historic sites from over 10,000 years of human occupation can be explored first hand. From ancient Native American sites to historic abandoned mill towns, secluded stretches of river provides the paddler with a serene and unique trip while being led by experienced and knowledgeable, local river guides. Nature abounds as the river winds through vast stretches of the Oconee National Forest. Experience The Local: Whether it is for the morning, the day, or multiple day expeditions, Oconee Joe plans each trip to suit the client’s tastes and preferences. These trips are perfect for private parties, weekend getaways, organization and business functions, and special events. Contact us for your stay and we will plan it all today!
Go with the one who knows the flow... Athens, GA area’s only professional river guide. Specializing in eco/historic paddle trips that showcase the abundant Piedmont river ecology and rich, forgotten history. Half day, full day, and multi-day excursions available. From Athens GA downstream into Lake Oconee. Great for private group trips, special events, weekend getaways. I am licensed and insured with 20 years local river knowledge. CPR certified. Boats, gear, and me, your sole professional guide provided. Flow with Oconee Joe... OconeeJoe.com
Catered gourmet river cuisine available upon request for your paddle trip and expedition.
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Explore and learn about historic sites as they pertain to the Oconee River. -Native American Sites -Early American History -Georgia History -The Universty of Georgia History -Historic Places and Architecture -Historic Dams, Bridges, and Train Trestles Experience and enjoy the rich nature of the Oconee River Peidmont: -Shoals -Calm, Flatwater -Swamps, Backwater Sloughs -Wildlife: Birds/Waterfowl, Turtles, Fish -Oconee National Forest
Guided Paddle Trip Along Oconee River!