Popes Ferry River Access
This site provides canoe access to the Ocmulgee River. The site has a
concrete boat ramp. However the river end of the ramp drops abruptly, making
this access unsuitable for boat trailers. The dirt road may be impassible
during wet seasons.
There is a park bench in memory of Chris Wilder, a teenager who drowned
in the river.
In 2008, there was a plan to improve the boat ramp.
From Macon, take US Route 23 (Riverside Drive) north. After you cross
Interstate 75, go 9 km (5.2 miles) north and watch for the fire station sign.
Turn right (east) and just after the fire station turn right again. The
river access is at the end of the road.
From upstream, the next good access is East
Juliette , although access may also be possible at Dames Ferry .
Going downstream, the next good access is Spring Street Park in Macon. Waterworks Park in
Macon offers canoe access, but the hours of operation are limited.
Access to services
There are no businesses located close to Popes Ferry. Ocmulgee Expeditions offers
canoe rentals and shuttle service, by reservation only.
Coordinatesapproximately Latitude 32° 59' 38'' N,
Longitude 083° 43' 40'' W
Point of Contact
Macon Telegraph newspaper article, 3 June 2008, on agreement to build new boat ramp.
Popes Ferry was last spot checked October 2010.
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visit, we strongly recommend you contact the owner or manager for the
latest information on features, access, and safety.
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Last edited 23 Jan 2011.