Explore the great outdoors at the banks of the Oconee River in Dublin GA. From lazy days spent lounging in its cool waters to the thrill of hooking a bass, the Oconee River is naturally fun!
Fishing & Boating
The Oconee River offers anglers hours of fun reeling in the big ones. Cast off from the bank or in a boat to fish for catfish, large mouth bass, bream, and crappie. Launch from Blackshear Ferry Boat Landing right off the Country Club Road bridge in Dublin, Buckeye Park Landing at the end of Boat Ramp Road in East Dublin, or set off from the landing in Beaverdam Wildlife Management Area.
Flowing through Dublin, the Oconee is the home of the Robust Redhorse Sucker. Once thought to be lost for 122 years, this fish was brought out of extinction with the rediscovery of several specimen in the Oconee River in 1991. As this is one of the most endangered species in Georgia and North American, report any sightings to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources.
A Rich History
The Oconee River holds a rich history within its waters. This beautiful river is the site of the crossing of both Spanish explorer Hernando DeSoto and General Sherman’s Army.
The Oconee was one of the first Georgia rivers to support inland water navigation, and there are Mississippian-period mounds located along the banks of the river. In 1934, Smithsonian Institute archaeologist Dr. Auther Kelly discovered the mounds, calling them, “the most exciting and wonderful Indian mounds on the Oconee River.” For an in-depth look at the mounds and Laurens County’s extensive Native American history, visit the blog of Scott Thompson, former president of the Dublin-Laurens Historical Society.