March 23, 2023

NOTICE: Black Bear Paddle May 6, 2023

Visit Black Bear Paddle on eventbrite for more information and to purchase tickets.

The Ocmulgee Water Trail Partnership in conjunction with the Georgia Wilderness Society is sponsoring our 6th Annual Paddle event on Saturday, May 6, 2023.

The “Black Bear Paddle” will launch from Knowles Landing in Bonaire, Georgia and take-out at Dykes Landing in Cochran, Georgia.

  • Paddle distance is 16.4 river miles and is expected to take five to six hours depending upon river flow rate.
  • On-site registration opens at Knowles Landing in Bonaire at 8 AM. The shuttle departs Dykes Landing in Cochran at 9 AM.
  • Cost is $40 per person.
  • This year we are excited to offer one free children’s registration, for a child 12 and under, with each paid adult registration.

This is an ACA-Sanctioned event.

Special thanks to our sponsor, Fitzgerald Water Light & Bond Commission

and to our in-kind sponsors:

  • Heartland EMS, Inc.
  • Keep Warner Robins Beautiful
  • Bleckley County EMA
  • Frito Lay