Roline to Cypress Creek, Suwannee River, 2016-08-13

Join us for a summer morning paddle on the iconic Suwannee River in Florida.

Shuttle When: 8AM Saturday August 13th 2016

Put in: Roline Launch, 30°33’51.0″N 82°43’30.6″W or 30.564185, -82.725167

Directions: From Jasper: east on CR 6 approx. 15 miles, left on Woodpecker Rd. (Dirt) about 3 miles, follow sign to launch.

Take out: Cypress Creek South Launch

Duration: 7.5 miles, about 4 hours.

Events: facebook, meetup.

Shuttle: 6.2 road miles, 15 minutes each way, 45 minutes total

Responsible party: Chris Mericle.

Bring: Boat, paddle, personal flotation device, snacks, drinking water. If you don’t have a boat, let us know, and we can probably rustle one up for you.

This outing is Free! But we encourage you to join WWALS today to support our fun outings and important work: http://wwals.com/blog/donations/. See our newsletters, and our press Releases and news.

Curiously, Cypress Creek South does not appear on either of the two maps of the Suwannee River Wilderness Trail, but it is on Suwannee River Water Management District’s map of Turner Bridge, Roline, Cypress Creek South:

Map

Water level: Watch the USGS Benton gage, which is at the take-out. If it’s going to be above minor flood stage at 94 feet above sea level (apparently about 21 feet deep), we will consider the backup plan instead. The graph below is live, so see for yourself.


USGS Gage, Suwannee River near Benton (CR 6), by National Weather Service.

Backup in case of low or high water:

Where: Stephen Foster State Park Visitors Center to Billy’s Island

When: 8AM Saturday July 9th 2016

Directions: From Fargo, GA take US 441 South approx. 1 mile, turn left onto GA 177- follow to visitors center

Coming up even sooner

For more outings and events as they are posted, see the WWALS calendar.

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