Fishing Camp, Ogeechee River

This private fishing camp is one of a few that still remain on the Ogeechee River.

I hope these sorts of places survive well into the future, but with increasing pollution on our rivers, it seems a challenge.

Just downstream from this camp, illegal chemical discharges at King America Finishing led to the largest fish kill in Georgia history in May 2011, essentially sanctioned by the Georgia Environmental Protection Division.

5 thoughts on “Fishing Camp, Ogeechee River

  1. H. Jones

    Would love to see information and photographs of the former Morgan’s Bridge Fishing Camp that was located in Bryan County. Portions of the 1962 movie “Cape Fear” were staged at this former camp. Thanks.

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  2. Kathy McElveen

    Our place is a few miles down river from the King Finishing discharge. The river seems to be much better now but we have not seen otters nor beaver as before the fish kill. Also missing in past numbers are many water birds. Some, such as ibis and little green herons, we haven’t seen since.

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  3. Wendell Theus

    Hi Brian, great pics- beautiful river. it is sickening to see these industrial (or any) polluters get by with their senseless abuse of one of Ga’s treasures. Let all who will stand up to the abusers and demand better treatment for our rivers– there is a reason these companies come south– they can get by with such a weak and ineffective Ga. EPA. Please step forward, fellow Georgian’s & help in the fight to stop such rampant pollution!!! Join ARK — The Riverkeepers soon. Wendell

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  4. nelltiller2014

    I am sad at not only the disappearance of the rivers and the cabins, but also for that wonderful pass time. My parents enjoyed taking my brother and me to fish and spend a weekend on the banks. This is a lifestyle not that will not return. Memories are all some have, and when we die, the memories disappear. Keep documenting!

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