Saltwater Paddling Trail

Coastal Georgia lays claim to some of the most pristine beaches and waterways on the east coast. There are miles and miles of undeveloped coastline just waiting to be explored and enjoyed. This peninsula’s natural beauty is due largely to its remote location; most of it is inaccessible by land. The water’s highways and byways will get you where you want to go. But similar to today’s modern highway system, the aquatic avenues can be tricky to navigate. 

There are so many twists and turns (large and small), each transporting you to a different hammock tucked away in the salt marsh. In an effort to promote this wondrous region and assist travelers with their visit, the Southeast Coast Saltwater Paddling Trail was created with help from many partners. 

With 35 access points, the 170-mile trail originates in Saint Marys and comes to an end at Tybee Island. Of course, no kayak trip would be complete without a stop in Richmond Hill. If you are able to make it to section eight, you will have found your way. You will be heading west into Kilkenny Creek and soon making a turn down Redbird Creek or along the Ogeechee River. Either way, Fort McAllister opens its hospitable arms to the paddlers journeying north.