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 view the Georgia code section regarding anchoring, effective July 1, 2020. 

Restricted Anchorage Areas

Certain areas in Georgia's estuarine areas prohibit overnight anchorage. These areas include sites leased for commercial shellfish harvest and recreation shellfish picking. Please reference the map below for prohibited areas. Downloadable KMZ files are also available below, which can be opened using programs such as Google Earth.

Downloadable KMZ Files

Please click here to download the KMZ file "Intertidal Harvest Areas and Anchorages." This file can be opened using programs including Google Earth. Click here to download Google Earth.  

Other Resources

Coastal Pumpout Stations