Fishing Camp, Ogeechee River

Ogeechee River Fishing Cabin Screven County GA photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2015

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

Ogeechee River Fishing Cabing Jones Lane Fishing Camp Screven County GA Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2015

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. And we can never forget that the agency charged with preventing these sorts of things, the Georgia Environmental Protection Division, essentially colluded with the polluter in allowing permits that should never have been issued and furthermore waiving fines after this ecological disaster occurred.

Ogeechee River at Old Ogeechee Road Looking Toward King America Finishing Plant Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2015


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5 responses to “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.

  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.

  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

  4. Carol Binns

    Thankfully, Greenlaw helped to hold the polluters accountable. That is why I support them.

  5. 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!

    Sent from my iPhone


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