Join us for a weekend of camping and paddling from Griffis Fish Camp on the beautiful upper Suwannee River in Georgia. Camping cost is $5.00 per person per night, which Mr. Griffis will collect from you after you have set up camp, so you might want to bring some cash. You do not need to call for reservations. Water & electricity will be accessible, hot showers and toilets available. You may want to bring your drinking water for the weekend, water at the camp has sulfur. This campground is just before you get to the gate for Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge & Stephen C. Foster State Park.
Saturday morning we will leave from the camp ground at 8 a.m. to shuttle vehicles to the take out in Fargo. We will launch our kayaks from Griffis Camp and paddle 14 miles down river to the ramp in Fargo at the bridge , where our vehicles will be waiting. Bring PFD, a tow rope, plenty of drinks/snacks/lunch and we will look for some high ground along the way to get out for breaks. This will be a long paddle so be prepared for all day on the river. It can be cold in February.
Saturday evening we'll relax around the campfire and share a potluck meal together. So bring a comfortable chair, firewood and maybe something to share, if you want. I'll find out what the grill situation is at the campsites and we can decide on a simple menu.
Sunday morning we will have an optional short paddle, before breaking camp, from the Suwannee Sill boat ramp back to Griffis Camp.
Even if you don't want to camp, we still want you to come and paddle with us! Meet us at the campground and be ready to begin the shuttle at 8a.
While you are in the vicinity, you can also explore the Okefenokee Swamp by launching from Stephen C. Foster State Park a couple of miles away.
The paddle is free for WWALS members and $10.00 for non members.
For more information please visit our website: http://wwals.net/2018/12/27/suwannee-river-car-camping-and-paddle-2019-02-15-17/