2023 Ebenezer Creek Paddle Weekend

December 1-3, 2023

2023 Ebenezer Creek Paddle Weekend


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Join the Georgia Conservancy for a weekend of service work and paddling at beautiful Ebenezer Creek and experience its incredible bottomland forests and blackwater swamps.

  • When: Friday-Sunday, December 1 - 3
  • Where: New Ebenezer Retreat (2887 Ebenezer Road, Rincon, GA 31326)

On Friday afternoon, we will meet at the New Ebenezer Retreat Center for a short program on the history and ecological importance of Ebenezer Creek and the Springfield Ebenezer Creek Greenway Initiative.

Saturday will perform a variety of service projects at New Ebenezer Retreat and along the creek. Following dinner, participants have the option to join us on a short evening new moon paddle.

On Sunday morning, we will head to Tommy Long Landing to begin our paddle of Ebenezer Creek. We will depart at 11 AM on our 3-hour paddle towards the Savannah River. Along the way, we will experience the uniqueness of this cypress-tupelo swamp, as well as outline the history of the area, including the Native American eras and when the Salzburgers landed in 1734.

Plus, we will visit a very meaningful and historic site along the river known as Ebenezer Crossing and learn about its significance.