I really love the Flint River. I started whitewater canoeing on this river, and for many years, paddled it exclusively. In the early 80s I had the chance to go with a film crew on an exploration of this area, and fell in love with this river!
Atlanta’s growth has had a serious impact on the water flow of the upper Flint, lowering it’s level. Below Albany, Ga, the Flint is also fed by springs. It becomes the “Mighty Flint” and is a true wonder.
Flint Riverkeepers, led by Gordan Rogers, is keeping a serious watch on river conditions.
If you have not canoed or kayaked this river, you are mission a GA wonder!
Recently, I have had the opportunity to explore this river, from Albany, GA, south. It was a little drive, but well worth it!
My 1st paddle this year, south of Albany, was organized by the Flint Riverkeepers, and the beauty of this paddle, reminded me of why I fell in love with this amazing river.
Last week, I was invited to paddle in an event hosted by the Albany, GA, Flint River Aquarium. I was reminded “Southern Charm” is alive and well! These folks are really NICE! and helpful!
I can’t begin to tell you how beautiful this river is or how nice the folks in south GA are, but I will say that if you have the chance to paddle this natural beauty, go for it!