Max’s Favorite Float -Hwy 83 to Juliette
Calm Waters and Peaceful Beauty
What To Bring
- Water shoes (or a pair of old sneakers)
- Towel (but you can leave that in your car)
A beautiful, four and a half mile stretch of lazy river that winds through the Oconee Forest, but private homes dot the banks. The Towaliga River enters the Ocmulgee just above Juliette and the river remains pristine from the put in point at Highway 83 to the take out at the Juliette River Park.
This stretch is perfect for beginners as there are no rapids, but experienced paddlers appreciate the beauty of the Ocmulgee as it gently winds its way towards Macon and takes a breather from the shoals found up and downstream. River time is approximately 2 hours; expect to spend 2.5-3 hours including shuttle, paddle and life jacket fitting, and paddling instructions.
After your paddle, wander the antique shops in Juliette and enjoy a meal at The Whistle Stop Cafe, which was made famous by the movie “Fried Green Tomatoes” that filmed in Juliette.