We offer two different boating experiences for water lovers! Sandy Creek Park boats 260 acre Lake Chapman which is open to small watercraft and boats with electric motors only. Ben Burton Park offers river access to the Middle Oconee River for small non-motorized craft only. Read on for more information!

Other Resources: Blue Trail Information from American Rivers Georgia DNR Georgia Boating Regulations Georgia River Network

Photo of Lake Chapman at Sandy Creek Park.
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Sandy Creek Park

River Access at Ben Burton Park

Non-motorized small water craft are allowed on the Middle Oconee River at Ben Burton Park. The boat launch, built by generous donations from the Riverview Foundation and the Upper Oconee Watershed Network, provides access to the Middle Oconee River. Motorized vehicles are PROHIBITED at all times on the river. All Georgia Boating Regulations must be observed on the river. 

The boat launch is the first in a series of access points that will eventually comprise the Oconee Rivers Water Trails, a system of water trails on the 39.5 miles of the Middle and North Oconee Rivers that flow through Athens-Clarke County. 

For more information on boating on the Middle Oconee River, call 706-613-3801.

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