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Difficulty I
Length 4 Miles
Flow Range 500 - 10000 CFS
Flow Rate as of: 49 minutes ago 1180 [CFS]
Reach Info Last Updated 11/05/2015 5:47 pm

River Description

This is a flat water paddle. There is a canoe launch ramp on the north end of Amerson Waterworks Park. They have added a new takeout at the south end of the park which gives you a nice alternative to paddling down to Spring Street in Macon.

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Carla Miner
3 years ago

This part of the Ocmulgee River is a layed back relaxing trip. Good family fun for all ages above 8 years old with adult company and life vest of course. submitted by Charles

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Directions Description

Put in is at the Amerson Waterworks Park:

2551 North Pierce Drive

Macon, GA 31204

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Claude Terry, paddler, outfitter, and conservationist, dies

Charlie Walbridge

Claude Terry, paddler, outfitter, and conservationist, died on November 20th, 2019. He was 83. A microbiologist by training, Terry began paddling in the mid-1960's while a professor at Emory University. He took to whitewater readily, and it became an important focus of his life. In 1969 he met veteran paddler Doug Woodward, and in 1971 the two became the technical advisers for the movie “Deliverance.” Afterwards, Terry and Woodward purchased the rafts Warner Brothers used in filming and bought 19 acres near the river. This became Southeastern Expeditions, one of the Southeast’s first whitewater outposts on the Chattooga. In 1974, Terry took then-Gov. Jimmy Carter on three trips on the Chatooga River, totaling 57 miles. This inspired Carter to get the Chattooga included in the Wild & Scenic Rivers Act and influenced later decisions protecting rivers across the U.S.“Terry adopted me as one of his students,” Carter told Outside Online in a 2017 interview. “it opened my eyes to the relationship between a human being and a wild river that I never had contemplated before that. When I got to be president I vetoed 16 different dam projects all over the United States.” Terry eventually quit his Emory University job and started full time career in environmental advocacy, including founding American Rivers, a principal U.S. conservation group. For the next 30 years he specialized in environmental projects involving rivers and wetlands and later, when he became a board-certified toxicologist, he developed an expertise in hazardous waste cleanups. He was an active paddler until sidelined by Parkinson's Disease. A passionate teacher and advocate, he is sorely missed by all who knew him. Click through for an excellent obituary and a photo of Terry taking Governor Carter over Bull Sluice!


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