Oconee River Greenway
Gentle sounds of rushing water and a light cool breeze always welcome you to the Oconee River Greenway.
The Oconee River Greenway Park and Riverwalk offer trails, paths and boardwalks to walk, jog, bicycle, relax and enjoy the beauty and sounds of the Oconee River. The Greenway offers multiple individual fishing stations and a boat ramp. The river is navigable in many sections by canoe or kayak and because its shoreline remains largely undeveloped it offers an opportunity to see native bird and plant life. Four legged friends are welcome on the trails, while a designated dog park allows friendships to form and legs to run without a leash.
The Greenway is located adjacent to the Oconee River. From the earliest days, the river has been an important source of water power. In 1892 a grist mill was built on the shoal of the Oconee River and used in the early 1900s when it was converted to a hydro-electric plant, the first source of electricity for the City of Milledgeville. Part of the dam and mill structure are still visible in the river just north of the bridge.
The southern boundary of the developed portion of the Greenway is a tributary of the Oconee known as ‘Fishing Creek’. At one time a small island (McMillan’s Island) lay at the mouth of the creek, remnants of that island are still visible from the observation deck.
The Greenway is open seven days a week from sunrise to sunset. Free parking.