Staten Road bridge to Langdale Park, Withlacoochee River through Valdosta

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Explore the Withlacoochee River as it meanders thru the edge of Valdosta, past Shadrick Sink (http://www.wwals.net/maps/withlacoochee-river-water-trail/wrwt-map/wrwt-points/#Shadrick-Sink), Cherry Creek (http://www.wwals.net/maps/withlacoochee-river-water-trail/wrwt-map/wrwt-points/#Cherry-Creek), and under North Valdosta Road (http://www.wwals.net/maps/withlacoochee-river-water-trail/wrwt-map/wrwt-points/#North-Valdosta-Road) on the Withlacoochee and Little River Water Trail (http://www.wwals.net/maps/withlacoochee-river-water-trail/).

Put in: Staten Road Bridge (http://www.wwals.net/maps/withlacoochee-river-water-trail/wrwt-map/wrwt-access/#Staten-Road), 7.1 miles north of Valdosta, Lowndes County.

Take out: Langdale Park Boat Ramp (http://www.wwals.net/maps/withlacoochee-river-water-trail/wrwt-map/wrwt-access/#Langdale-Park-Boat-Ramp), 3781 N. Valdosta Rd., Valdosta, GA 31602, Lowndes County.

Distance: About 5 miles

Duration: About 2.5 hours

Shuttle: About half an hour (https://www.google.com/maps/dir/30.932805,+-83.288878/30.88747,-83.32395/@30.8975613,-83.3551118,13z/am=t/data=!4m6!4m5!1m3!2m2!1d-83.288878!2d30.932805!1m0)

Take out: Langdale Park Boat Ramp

Responsible party: Chris Mericle

Local host: John S. Quarterman

Directions from Valdosta: head north on Ashley Street, turn left on Oak Street Extension,

Directions from I-75: take exit 22, go east on North Valdosta Road, left on Perimeter Road, left on Oak Street, continue onto Staten Road, cross Orr Road, and after about 2/3 of a mile just before the bridge, turn off to the right.

Too low: we’re guessing 2 feet on either the at Skipper Bridge (http://www.wwals.net/2014/05/06/flooding-charts-2/#Skipper-Bridge) or US 41 (http://www.wwals.net/2014/05/06/flooding-charts-2/#US-41) gauges.

Too high: flood stage is 15 feet at Skipper Bridge (http://www.wwals.net/2014/05/06/flooding-charts-2/#Skipper-Bridge) and at US 41 (http://www.wwals.net/2014/05/06/flooding-charts-2/#US-41).

This outing is Free! But we encourage you to join WWALS today to support our fun outings and important work: http://www.wwals.net/donations/ . See our newsletters (http://www.wwals.net/about/newsletters/), and the press Releases and news (http://www.wwals.net/about/news/). And consider joining the Withlacoochee and Little River Water Trail Committee (http://www.wwals.net/maps/withlacoochee-river-water-trail/).

Backup in case of low or high water:

Where: Ray’s Millpond

When: 9AM March 20th 2016

Directions: From Valdosta, north on Bemis Road (GA 125) to Ray City, right on Jones St. to boat ramp.