Join us for a summer morning paddle on the iconic Suwannee River in Florida.
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.
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.
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:
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
- 8AM Saturday July 9th 2016 Nankin to Madison Highway, Withlacoochee River Outing.
For more outings and events as they are posted, see the WWALS calendar.
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