Local residents and government officials teamed up to provide an informative guide about hiking, paddling and fishing on the St. Marys River.
The guide lists opportunities to see the basin’s wildlife and sites for environmental education along with providing camping and visitor information, the river’s history and brief descriptions with photos of the river as it flows from the Okefenokee to the southern end of Cumberland Island, Georgia. The maps show mileage from point to point along the river.
“As an outfitter for more than seven years, I know that people from up and down the East Coast come to St. Marys to paddle to Cumberland Island,” said Mike Parris, past chairman of the committee. “By using the river guide, these visitors may find reasons to stay another day on the St. Marys River. It will also be a valuable educational tool for local residents who may not know the St. Marys River well.” The project was funded by the St. Johns River Water Management District and was developed with assistance from the committee, John Lukas of White Oak Plantation, the National Wildlife Federation, The Nature Conservancy and the Georgia Department of Natural Resources.
Due to budget constraints, printed copies of the guide are not available at this time.