Macon Highway Boat Launch Project

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The Macon Highway Boat Launch Project, proposed to be located on Macon Highway and near Lumpkin Street, compliments the one located at Ben Burton Park and completes the first segment of the Middle Oconee Water Trail in Athens-Clarke County.  It would provide access to the Oconee River for canoes and kayaks. The project is funded through SPLOST 2020 and is under consideration for a Land and Water Conservation Grant Fund opportunity. 

Public Meetings

The following Public Information and Input Meetings took place:

  • In-Person: Thursday, March 25, 6 - 7:30 PM at Ben Burton Park pavilion

  • In-Person: Saturday, March 27, 10 - 11:30 AM at Ben Burton Park pavilion

  • Online: Monday, March 29, 6 - 7:30 PM via Webex Event - View the recording below:

Project Timeline to Date:

March 21 - April 6 - Public Input Open via Online Survey  

April 13 - Project presented at Mayor and Commission Work Session Meeting

May 4 - Mayor and Commission vote on project concept at  Regular Session Meeting

November 1 -  December 3 - Environmental Assessment available for Public Comment at Leisure Services Listens, email to, or fax 706-613-3804.

Have you seen the  Environmental Assessment?  

Let us know what you think about it! 

Public Comment accepted November 1 - December 3, 2021.

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For more information, contact or call 706-613-3801.