Living in coastal Georgia is a daily blessing of natural beauty. This is exactly the reason we have decided to put together a day long kayaking trip on the Satilla River Saturday, November 20th. We will be partnering with South East Adventure to provide a full day of kayaking on the river. We will also be receiving instruction on proper technique and other invaluable outdoor travel skills from Willie Hazelhurst, a certified National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS) instructor.

On Friday evening we will begin with a discussion about the ecology of the Satilla River by Kellie Parr, a representative of the Satilla Riverkeeper.

The Satilla River is one of Georgia’s major but relatively unknown rivers. It begins by draining several small counties in Southwest GA and flows over 200 miles before emptying into the Atlantic Ocean just south of Jekyll Island. This river is very dependent on rainwater as you go upstream and can be tidally influenced up to 50 miles from the ocean. Naturally occurring tannins in the water make it tea-colored (black water) and make a lovely contrast to the blinding white sandbars that grace every bend of the upper Satilla. There are a lot of interesting Cypress, Tupelo, Willows, and Birch growing up to the water’s edge and lakes along the river make for easy exploring. The current is generally mellow and makes this river a great choice for anyone, families included, wanting to see a little piece of old south Georgia from a watery perspective.

There is good info on the Satilla Riverkeeper website here and a link here to Southeast Adventure’s web album on the Satilla.

The cost for this adventure will be $125. This will include a two nights stay at the Hostel, all of the gear for a full day of kayaking and lunch on the river, professional instruction and lots of good times. Please call to make your reservation and plan to arrive on Friday November 19th.