SALTWATER DEMARCATION LINE
The line established as Georgia's official separation point between salt and fresh water for purposes of commercial and sport fishing activities is as follows:
(a) The point at which U.S. 17 crosses the following bodies of water and their tributaries shall be the line of demarcation: St. Mary's River, Satilla River, South Altamaha River, Champney River, Butler River, Darien River, Little Ogeechee System (except Salt Creek), North Newport River, Medway River, Big Ogeechee River and Savannah River. All water seaward of these point is considered salt water.
(b) The following streams and their tributaries are designated as salt water for their entire length: Crooked River, Little Satilla River, South Brunswick River, Turtle River, Sapelo River, South Newport River, Salt Creek (Little Ogeechee System), and all other rivers, streams and tributaries in the six coastal counties which are not enumerated above.
NOTE: Fresh water ponds on the seaward side of the official demarcation line are not considered salt waters. Boundary lines demarcating legal waters specific for shrimping, crabbing, commercial eel fishing, and commercial catfishing vary from the saltwater demarcation line.