Pot Spring still closed 2020-07-29

Still closed yesterday: land entrance to Pot Spring.

[Trucks Entering Roadway, 12:12:12, 30.4796780, -83.2201059]
Trucks Entering Roadway, 12:12:12, 30.4796780, -83.2201059

Indeed, a large truck was coming out right then. I had to move on up the road to let him out. Not carrying logs, though; seemed to be empty.

[Vehicular Traffic Prohibited, 12:15:03, 30.4795594, -83.2204892]
Vehicular Traffic Prohibited, 12:15:03, 30.4795594, -83.2204892

I didn’t feel like walking a couple of miles right then, so I turned back.

Sabal Trail Pipeline

Also on SW 28th Lane, a Sabal Trail Pipeline crossing.

[South from SW 28th Lane, 12:10:16, 30.47574, -83.214762]
South from SW 28th Lane, 12:10:16, 30.4757400, -83.2147620

[North from SW 28th Lane, 12:10:22, 30.475743, -83.214762]
North from SW 28th Lane, 12:10:22, 30.4757430, -83.2147620

And a very nice tree canopy.

[Canopy closeup, 12:08:21, 30.475734, -83.210997]
Canopy closeup, 12:08:21, 30.4757340, -83.2109970

Madison Blue Spring SP

Madison Blue Spring State Park is open.

[NE Blue Springs Road, 12:01:03, 30.4813794, -83.2445644]
NE Blue Springs Road, 12:01:03, 30.4813794, -83.2445644

Put your fee in the box. The entrance booth is not staffed, due to the virus pandemic.

[Social Distancing Guide, 12:01:47, 30.4811890, -83.2444870]
Social Distancing Guide, 12:01:47, 30.4811890, -83.2444870

The parking lot was quite crowded.

Nestle Waters

Nearby, with far more land than Madison Blue Spring State Park, is Nestlé.

[FL 6 @ CR 413, 11:53:07, 30.4763090, -83.2576089]
FL 6 @ CR 413, 11:53:07, 30.4763090, -83.2576089

[Madison County Bottling Plant, CR 413, 11:54:11, 30.4724433, -83.2538264]
Madison County Bottling Plant, CR 413, 11:54:11, 30.4724433, -83.2538264

Madison Utilities

Much more useful than a plastic water bottle company, is the wastewater plant for Madison, Florida.

[556 SW Harvey Green Dr., Madison, FL 32340, 11:31:34, 30.452048, -83.411978]
556 SW Harvey Green Dr., Madison, FL 32340, 11:31:34, 30.4520480, -83.4119780

[294 SW Harvey Greene Dr, Madison, FL 32340, 11:32:00, 30.452074, -83.410841]
294 SW Harvey Greene Dr, Madison, FL 32340, 11:32:00, 30.4520740, -83.4108410

[Authorized Personnel Only, 11:32:08, 30.451925, -83.410251]
Authorized Personnel Only, 11:32:08, 30.4519250, -83.4102510

State Line Boat Ramp

And here is the place all of Valdosta, Lowndes County, WWALS, FDEP, FDOH, and SRWMD have tested for bacteria in the Withlacoochee River: Horn Bridge on GA 31 (Madison Highway), and State Line Boat Ramp just below it.

[Public Boat Ramp, Georgia DNR, 10:39:28, 30.6378835, -83.3112658]
Public Boat Ramp, Georgia DNR, 10:39:28, 30.6378835, -83.3112658

[Withlacoochee & Little River Water Trail sign, 10:40:50, 30.6392174, -83.3107590]
Withlacoochee & Little River Water Trail sign, 10:40:50, 30.6392174, -83.3107590

[WLRWT signs at ramp, 10:42:07, 30.6156519, -83.3079500]
WLRWT signs at ramp, 10:42:07, 30.6156519, -83.3079500

[Boat Ramp and Withlacoochee River, 10:42:13, 30.6156519, -83.3079500]
Boat Ramp and Withlacoochee River, 10:42:13, 30.6156519, -83.3079500

 -jsq, John S. Quarterman, Suwannee RIVERKEEPER®

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