Coastal Anchoring & Discharge

Boats at marina

Georgia is home to more than 105 miles of coastal shoreline with outstanding opportunities for boating. In order to keep our coast healthy and vibrant, the Georgia General Assembly has established a law regarding anchoring.

  • Click here to read the Commissioner's Dec.30, 2019, administrative order concerning overnight anchoring areas. (Note: This administrative order was rescinded July 1, 2020, and is no longer in effect).
  • Click here to read the Commissioner's July 1, 2020, administrative order rescinding the Dec. 30, 2019, administrative order. 
  • Click here to view the Georgia code section regarding anchoring, effective July 1, 2020.
Coastal Pumpout Stations