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Paddling, hiking, painting, photographing our blackwater rivers, creeks, lakes, and swamps in central south Georgia and north Florida. Monthly outings, workshops, and other events in the Suwannee River Basin.

Upcoming events (3)

Troupville to Spook Bridge, Withlacoochee River

Troupville

Join us for a leisurely paddle on the Withlacoochee River. See turtles, fish, birds, cypress, pines, oaks, palmetto, and maybe otters. Probably no alligators, although you could be lucky.
Previously called the Mayor’s Paddle, this third annual is the Chairman and Mayor’s Paddle, as in the Chairman of Lowndes County and the Mayor of Valdosta, who are working to purchase land at the Little River Confluence for a future Troupville River Park and Troupville River Camp.
Duration: 6 hours
Paddle: 11 miles, 6 hours.
Shuttle: 24 miles, 30 minutes.
Take Out: Spook Bridge. Park outside the gate at the corner of Old Quitman Highway and Martin Lane. Do not drive onto the private property; we will have shuttle golf carts and such for the last half mile up from the river. Thanks to The Langdale Company for access for the lunch spot and the takeout below Spook Bridge.
This outing includes the traditional WWALS shuttle. Everybody takes their boats to the put-in, most people drive to the take-out, and the drivers pile into one or two vehicles and go back to the put-in. We may also have shuttle vans or buses. Wear masks in the vehicles.
We will also have an open-air landing shuttle from the river at Spook Bridge to the road for those who do not want to walk or drag their boats that half mile.

This outing is free to WWALS members, and $10 for non-members. You can pay the $10 at the outing, or online:
https://wwals.net/outings

We recommend you support the work of WWALS by becoming a WWALS member today! https://wwals.net/donations/#join
FMI: https://wwals.net/?p=56987

Alapaha River to the Suwannee River Paddle

U.S. 41

12 mile paddle. Much of the year the Alapaha River is dry, here at the end of the Alapaha River Water Trail where it runs into the Suwannee River.
We’ll also paddle slightly upstream on the Suwannee River to the Alapaha River Rise, which is where the water comes back up from the Dead River Sink when the riverbed is dry in between the two locations.
We are dependent on the kindness of the winter wet season to have enough water to paddle this section of the river. If the Alapaha is too dry, we will reschedule until it has water.
Meet at 9 a.m. and be ready to shuttle vehicles to Gibson County Park at 9:30 a.m., launch at 10 a.m., end 3 PM. Come on time and be prepared to help with the shuttle.
Take Out at Gibson Park Boat Ramp, 6844 SW CR 751, Jasper, FL 32052. Right bank, west side of the Suwannee River.
Everyone must wear a PFD.
This outing is free to WWALS members, and $10 for non-members. You can pay at the outing, or online: https://wwals.net/outings
We recommend you support the work of WWALS by becoming a WWALS member today! https://wwals.net/donations/#join
FMI: https://wwals.net/2021/12/08/last-stretch-of-alapaha-river-us-41-to-gibson-park-2022-02-05/

Suwannee River Kayak Camping

Fargo

This is a two day 23.5 mile paddle and primitive camping trip on the scenic upper Suwannee River from the Fargo boat ramp to Turner Bridge [masked], [masked]). We will be shuttling ourselves so be prepared to help. Most vehicles will be left at the takeout and a couple of vehicles will be left in Fargo. The shuttle will leave Fargo at 9:30 a.m., come early enough to be ready to leave on time. The shuttle is 47 miles, round trip.
Bring everything you need for camping in your kayak, once we launch there will not be anywhere to stop for supplies. Everyone must wear a PFD. We will paddle approximately 14 miles the first day, then set up camp.
This outing is free for WWALS members, and $10 for non-members. You can pay at the outing, or online: https://wwals.net/outings
We recommend you support the work of WWALS by becoming a WWALS member today! https://wwals.net/donations/#join
If you'd like to camp Friday night near Fargo, you can find some information on this link: https://wwals.net/?p=57287
If you have any questions or comments, please let us know below. Come relax and enjoy this beautiful river with us.

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