Lower Altamaha, below the confluence of the Ocmulgee and Oconee Rivers,
is wide and relatively slow-moving. The river currents move large amounts
of sand and sediment downstream, and during times of low river flow it is
common to see sand bars blocking parts of the channel. This part of the
river is popular for boating, fishing and other recreational activities.
Birdwatchers can sometimes observe bald eagles, osprey, kingfishers or swallowtail
kites, while fishermen can catch catfish, bluegill, crappie, and bass in
the freshwater portions of the river and shad, mullet, striped bass, tarpon
and shark at the coast.