Lifestyle/ Outdoor Recreation

The 314-mile long Savannah River forms the northeastern border of Effingham County, Georgia, offering numerous opportunities for outdoor recreation, including some great fishing. The Tuckasee King Boat Ramp and Landing in Clyo is a good starting point.

Launch your canoe or kayak in Springfield and paddle down one of the most historic waterways of mention in Sherman's March to the Sea, Ebenezer Creek, and learn the reason this creek is a Natural National Landmark and listed as a Wild and Scenic River. The creek eventually intersects with the Savannah River. Forming the southwestern border of the county is the Ogeechee River.

On land, take to the forest to hike the three interpretive trails at the Mary Kahrs Warnell Forest Education Center in Guyton, Georgia. Hikers and cyclists can also hop on the Pilgrim Trail in Guyton, connecting to a Rails to Trails project along Highway 17. Serious cyclists will want to join in the scenic ride through Effingham County known as the Springfield Century Ride in April; choose the 37 or 65-mile course to see the sights and ride the roads of Effingham County.

Effingham County, Georgia has an active Recreation & Parks Department with a variety of facilities, ranging from boat landings to athletic complexes. Additionally, the City of Rincon offers tennis (and more!) at Patriots Park, golf at Lost Plantation Municipal Golf Course, and family fun at four other parks.

Want to experience the local grape? Enjoy an elegant Merlot or crisp Riesling in the tasting room at Butterducks Winery in Guyton. Butterducks is a taste of Effingham County agriculture, but there is plenty more to be had, including berry farms in spring and summer, and a Christmas tree farm during the holidays. 

The region is also home to some of the top year-round golfing destinations in the world such Hilton Head Island, Sea Island, and St. Simons Island.