Access 2015-04-26

Update 2016-07-03: See updated access points.

All the access points on the Alapaha River in the 2015-04-26 map.

Update 2015-06-16: Turket Creek Waterfall, two more outfitters, Suwannee Canoe Outpost and American Canoe Adventures, and a couple of Suwannee River access points. Update 2015-05-03: Better picture sizes.
Update 2015-05-02: Added LAYER to descriptions.
Update 2015-05-01: Fixed commas in popup texts.
Update 2015-04-29: Telephone number for Rowetown Church Cemetery.
(See also all the points of every kind on that map.)


Summary Access Table

ARWT
Miles
Access Point Miles
to Next
Paddle
Time
GPS Lat/Long
Alapaha River
125.32 US 82Landing 18.82 9.4 31.386279, -83.191609
106.5 GA 135 AtkinsonAccess1 18.26 9.1 31.303791, -83.053091
88.24 GA 168 (Berrien Beach)Landing 16.51 8.3 31.159076, -83.045554
71.73 Lanier ParkLandingCamping 13.83 6.9 31.043011, -83.042564
57.9 Hotchkiss RoadAccess 1.14 0.6 30.93669, -83.0406
56.76 Naylor Boat RampLandingPending2 0.13 0.1 30.92507, -83.03867
56.63 US 84Access 11.63 5.8 30.923559, -83.03701
45 MaydayAccess 13.64 6.8 30.82827, -83.017179
31.36 Statenville Boat RampLanding 10.26 5.1 30.70426, -83.03275
21.1 Sasser LandingLanding 3.58 1.8 30.60071, -83.07326
17.52 Jennings Bluff LaunchAccessCamping 17.92 9.0 30.579864, -83.039308
Suwannee River
-0.4 Gibson Park RampLandingCampingRestroomsPicnic Area 4.6 2.3 30.437858, -83.093319
-5 CR 141 RampLanding 8.1 4.0 30.414, -83.159167
-13.1 Spirit of Suwannee Music Park Ramp.LandingCanoe RentalCampingWaterRestroomsShelterPicnic Area 0.0 30.405702, -82.948765
* Paddle Time: hours est. for high water at 2 mph (1 mph or slower at low water).
1 For low water go to GA 135 Berrien.
2 Under Construction, please check WWALS website for updates.
Access Access, Landing Landing, Pending Pending, Canoe Rental Canoe Rental, Camping Camping, Water Water, Restrooms Restrooms, Shelter Shelter, Picnic Area Picnic Area

Distances between Access points

0.13 mile from Naylor Boat Ramp to US 84
1.14 miles from Hotchkiss Road to Naylor Boat Ramp
3.58 miles from Sasser Landing to Jennings Bluff Launch
4.60 miles from Gibson Park Ramp to CR 141 Ramp
8.10 miles from CR 141 Ramp to Spirit of Suwannee Music Park Ramp.
10.26 miles from Statenville Boat Ramp to Sasser Landing
11.63 miles from US 84 to Mayday
12.66 miles from Rowetown Church Cemetery to GA 135 Atkinson
13.64 miles from Mayday to Statenville Boat Ramp
13.83 miles from Lanier Park to Hotchkiss Road
16.51 miles from GA 168 (Berrien Beach) to Lanier Park
17.92 miles from Jennings Bluff Launch to Gibson Park Ramp
18.26 miles from GA 135 Atkinson to GA 168 (Berrien Beach)
18.82 miles from US 82 to GA 135 Atkinson

Descriptions

US 82 LandingParking

CATEGORIES: Landing

LAYER: Brochure

GPS: 31.386279, -83.191609

ACCESS: Yes, PARKING: Parking Free

WATER BODY: Alapaha River

ADDRESS: MILE 125.32, Near 9858 US Highway 82, Alapaha, GA 31622, Berrien County

WEBSITE: http://wwals.com/blog/2014/09/25/alapaha-river-access-hwy-82-low-water/

DESCRIPTION: Concrete strip boat launch on US highway right of way

PHOTO: http://i1.wp.com/www.wwals.net/wp-content/themes/pianoblack/img//2014/09/75c24c35544a3e5f242fff34e515917c.jpg

PHOTOSET: http://wwals.com/blog/2014/09/25/alapaha-river-access-hwy-82-low-water/

PHOTO SOURCE: Bret Wagenhorst

OWNERSHIP: Public

DOWNSTREAM: 18.82 miles from US 82 to GA 135 Atkinson


Rowetown Church Cemetery AccessAsk for permissionParkingHistoric Attraction

CATEGORIES: Access Private Ask

LAYER: Brochure

GPS: 31.33906, -83.149789

ACCESS: Ask, PARKING: Parking Free, Historic Attraction HISTORIC ATTRACTION

WATER BODY: Alapaha River

ADDRESS: MILE 119.16, 7 miles east of Alapaha, GA via Moore Sawmill Road, on Rowetown Church Road, Berrien County

WEBSITE: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&GSln=Rowe&GSiman=1&GScnty=392&CRid=2180592&pt=Rowetown%20Cemetery&

DESCRIPTION: Call 229-686-4512 for permission before using. Historic cemetery.

PHOTO: http://i2.wp.com/www.wwals.net/wp-content/themes/pianoblack/img//2015/01/e268cf037394ee58f908d412f493a23e.jpg

PHOTOSET: http://wwals.com/blog/2015/01/18/alapaha-river-deadfalls-outing-us82-south-wwals-2015-01-17/

PHOTO SOURCE: John S. Quarterman

OWNERSHIP: Private, Gaskins Timber & Wildlife LLLP, PARCEL 084 4 002

UPSTREAM: 6.16 miles from Rowetown Church Cemetery to US 82

DOWNSTREAM: 12.66 miles from Rowetown Church Cemetery to GA 135 Atkinson


GA 135 Atkinson AccessParking*

CATEGORIES: Access

LAYER: Brochure

GPS: 31.303791, -83.053091

ACCESS: Yes, PARKING: Parking Free

WATER BODY: Alapaha River

ADDRESS: MILE 106.5, GA 135, Atkinson County side, 2.8 miles south of Willacoochee, GA, Atkinson County

DESCRIPTION: For high water. * For low water go to GA 135 Berrien.

PHOTO: http://wwals.com/blog/wp-content/themes/pianoblack/img//2014/12/74eed00643953e45a0c530f6d81a5c12-1024×676.jpg

PHOTOSET: http://wwals.com/blog/2014/12/08/alapaha-river-ga-135-berrien-county-south-willacoochee/

PHOTO SOURCE: Bret Wagenhorst

OWNERSHIP: Public

UPSTREAM: 18.82 miles from GA 135 Atkinson to US 82

DOWNSTREAM: 18.26 miles from GA 135 Atkinson to GA 168 (Berrien Beach)


GA 168 (Berrien Beach) LandingParking

CATEGORIES: Landing

LAYER: Brochure

GPS: 31.159076, -83.045554

ACCESS: Yes, PARKING: Parking Free

WATER BODY: Alapaha River

ADDRESS: MILE 88.24, N side of GA 168, west side of Alapaha River; float downstream under the bridge to the sand beaches, Berrien County

WEBSITE: http://wwals.com/blog/2014/10/20/berrien-beach-ga-168-alapaha-river/

DESCRIPTION: Float downstream under the bridge to the sand beaches of Berrien Beach. The boat ramp is public, but the Berrien side of the river is owned by Langdale Timber Company.

PHOTO: http://i0.wp.com/www.wwals.net/wp-content/themes/pianoblack/img//2014/10/24c9b97326aff36e4f3b49c97a1064ad1.jpg?zoom=1.5&fit=848%2C1024

PHOTOSET: http://wwals.com/blog/2014/10/20/berrien-beach-ga-168-alapaha-river/

PHOTO SOURCE: Bret Wagenhorst

OWNERSHIP: Public, Langdale Timber Company, PARCEL 114 1 000

UPSTREAM: 18.26 miles from GA 168 (Berrien Beach) to GA 135 Atkinson

DOWNSTREAM: 16.51 miles from GA 168 (Berrien Beach) to Lanier Park


Lanier Park LandingCampingParking

CATEGORIES: Landing

LAYER: Brochure

GPS: 31.043011, -83.042564

ACCESS: Yes, PARKING: Parking Free

WATER BODY: Alapaha River

ADDRESS: MILE 71.73, S side of GA 122, west side of Alapaha River, Lanier County

WEBSITE: http://www.lakelandchamber.org/parks-trails.htm

DESCRIPTION: A concrete boat ramp is located on east of Lakeland on GA 37 gives boaters access to the river. The entrance is on the south side of the highway.’

PHOTO: https://i.ytimg.com/vi/DwgriR9ZqKc/hqdefault.jpg

PHOTOSET: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DwgriR9ZqKc

PHOTO SOURCE: John S. Quarterman

OWNERSHIP: Public, Lanier Parks, Inc. A GA nonprofit corp. with J. Wendell Goodbee as CEO and CFO and Nell P. Roquemore as Secretary. https://cgov.sos.state.ga.us/Account.aspx/ViewEntityData?entityId=882112, PARCEL 030 0038B

UPSTREAM: 16.51 miles from Lanier Park to GA 168 (Berrien Beach)

DOWNSTREAM: 13.83 miles from Lanier Park to Hotchkiss Road


Hotchkiss Road AccessParkingHistoric Attraction

CATEGORIES: Access

LAYER: Brochure

GPS: 30.93669, -83.0406

ACCESS: Yes, PARKING: Parking Free, Historic Attraction HISTORIC ATTRACTION

WATER BODY: Alapaha River

ADDRESS: MILE 57.9, At end of Hotchkiss Road, Lanier County

WEBSITE: http://wwals.com/blog/2014/08/12/wwals-august-outing-alapaha-river-hotchkiss-crossing-lanier-side-to-84-bridge/

DESCRIPTION: At site of historic bridge. Public county road.

PHOTO: http://i1.wp.com/www.wwals.net/wp-content/themes/pianoblack/img//2014/08/7cf2c65157c8e02676fffd84754efb42.jpg?zoom=1.5&fit=848%2C1024

PHOTOSET: http://wwals.com/blog/2014/08/31/pictures-wwals-alapaha-river-outing-jsq-2014-08-24/

PHOTO SOURCE: John S. Quarterman

OWNERSHIP: Public

UPSTREAM: 13.83 miles from Hotchkiss Road to Lanier Park

DOWNSTREAM: 1.14 miles from Hotchkiss Road to Naylor Boat Ramp


Naylor Boat Ramp LandingPendingParkingHistoric Attraction*

CATEGORIES: Landing Pending

LAYER: Brochure

GPS: 30.92507, -83.03867

ACCESS: Pending, PARKING: Parking Free, Historic Attraction HISTORIC ATTRACTION

WATER BODY: Alapaha River

ADDRESS: MILE 56.76, US 84, Lowndes County side, north side of road, Naylor Park. Lowndes County

WEBSITE: http://wwals.com/blog/2015/02/11/naylor-park-boat-ramp-aerial-plan-map/

DESCRIPTION: Sand beach and Lowndes County is building a concrete boat ramp with SPLOST funds. * “Under Construction, please check WWALS website for updates. Not open yet: best estimate September 2015. Boat ramp funded as a line item on November 2013 SPLOST ballot. In sight of historic Atlantic and Coast Line Railroad bridge (now CSX).

PHOTO: http://i1.wp.com/www.l-a-k-e.org/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/2dde0fdce67b8e3950862d86c1c03e2f.jpg

PHOTOSET: http://wwals.com/blog/2015/02/11/naylor-park-boat-ramp-aerial-plan-map/

PHOTO SOURCE: Lowndes County

OWNERSHIP: Public

UPSTREAM: 1.14 miles from Naylor Boat Ramp to Hotchkiss Road

DOWNSTREAM: 0.13 mile from Naylor Boat Ramp to US 84


US 84 AccessParkingHistoric Attraction

CATEGORIES: Access

LAYER: Brochure

GPS: 30.923559, -83.03701

ACCESS: Yes, PARKING: Parking Free, Historic Attraction HISTORIC ATTRACTION

WATER BODY: Alapaha River

ADDRESS: MILE 56.63, US 84, Lowndes County side, south side of road: turn south onto Lake Alapaha Blvd., cross railroad tracks, turn left, continue to river. Lowndes County

WEBSITE: http://wwals.com/blog/2014/08/23/alapaha-river-us-84-endpoint-sundays-wwals-outing-24-august-2014/

DESCRIPTION: Sand beach and steep climb to access road next to railroad. Temporary until Naylor Park opens. Next to historic Atlantic and Coast Line railroad bridge (now CSX).

PHOTO: http://i2.wp.com/www.wwals.net/wp-content/themes/pianoblack/img//2014/08/073b2f3fc486082dd86d1cbcb6401a3e.jpg

PHOTOSET: http://wwals.com/blog/2014/08/31/pictures-wwals-alapaha-river-outing-jsq-2014-08-24/

PHOTO SOURCE: John S. Quarterman

OWNERSHIP: Public

UPSTREAM: 0.13 mile from US 84 to Naylor Boat Ramp

DOWNSTREAM: 11.63 miles from US 84 to Mayday


Mayday Access

CATEGORIES: Access

LAYER: Brochure

GPS: 30.82827, -83.017179

ACCESS: Yes

WATER BODY: Alapaha River

ADDRESS: MILE 45..87, South of Howell Road, east side of the Alapaha River, north of the railroad bridge, Echols County

WEBSITE: http://wwals.com/blog/maps/alapaha-water-trail/sites/mayday/

DESCRIPTION: The land is privately owned, but access is controled by the Echols County Commission.

PHOTO: http://bloximages.chicago2.vip.townnews.com/valdostadailytimes.com/content/tncms/assets/v3/editorial/6/57/657e2cfd-7a08-568b-a32f-36929a10ab25/53e2233455aa1.image.jpg

PHOTOSET: http://www.valdostadailytimes.com/collection_ee699544-8f66-5d97-a6a0-435da3dbb8f8.html

PHOTO SOURCE: Valdosta Daily Times

OWNERSHIP: Public, LANGDALE H TRUST B-1, PARCEL 022 002

UPSTREAM: 11.63 miles from Mayday to US 84

DOWNSTREAM: 13.64 miles from Mayday to Statenville Boat Ramp


Statenville Boat Ramp LandingParking

CATEGORIES: Landing

LAYER: Brochure

GPS: 30.70426, -83.03275

ACCESS: Yes, PARKING: Parking Free

WATER BODY: Alapaha River

ADDRESS: MILE 31.36, GA 94 just west of Statenville, Echols County, GA. Echols County

WEBSITE: http://www.georgiawildlife.com/boating/opportunities

DESCRIPTION: Concrete boat ramp. The only GA-DNR boat ramp on the Alapaha River. Last Alapaha River access in Georgia. Lowest boatable 2 feet, Highest safe 6 feet

PHOTO: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/c/c1/Alapaha_River_boat_ramp%2C_Statenville.JPG/800px-Alapaha_River_boat_ramp%2C_Statenville.JPG

PHOTOSET: http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Alapaha_River_boat_ramp, _Statenville.JPG

PHOTO SOURCE: Michael Rivera

OWNERSHIP: Public, TIMBERLANDS HOLDING COMPANY ATLANTIC INC, PARCEL 028 001

UPSTREAM: 13.64 miles from Statenville Boat Ramp to Mayday

DOWNSTREAM: 10.26 miles from Statenville Boat Ramp to Sasser Landing


Sasser Landing LandingParking

CATEGORIES: Landing

LAYER: Brochure

GPS: 30.60071, -83.07326

ACCESS: Yes, PARKING: Parking Free

WATER BODY: Alapaha River

ADDRESS: MILE 21.1, From Jennings, Hamilton County, FL, travel east on CR 150; cross the Alapaha River; turn left onto NW 72 Court and follow to river. Hamilton County

WEBSITE: http://wwals.com/blog/maps/alapaha-water-trail/sites/alapahoochee-launch/

DESCRIPTION: Concrete boat ramp on dirt road. Also known as Alapahoochee Launch. Just south of confluence with Alapahoochee River.

PHOTO: http://wwals.com/blog/wp-content/themes/pianoblack/img//2015/02/10984259_648562041937196_6324400478789334872_n-big.jpg

PHOTOSET: http://wwals.com/blog/?attachment_id=6521

PHOTO SOURCE: Deanna Mericle

OWNERSHIP: Public, Suwannee River Water Management District, PARCEL 3624-010

UPSTREAM: 10.26 miles from Sasser Landing to Statenville Boat Ramp

DOWNSTREAM: 3.58 miles from Sasser Landing to Jennings Bluff Launch


Jennings Bluff Launch AccessCampingParking

CATEGORIES: Access

LAYER: Brochure

GPS: 30.579864, -83.039308

ACCESS: Yes, CAMPING: Camping Primitive, PARKING: Parking Free

WATER BODY: Alapaha River

ADDRESS: MILE 17.52, From Jennings, Hamilton County, FL, travel south on US 41 to NW 25 Lane; turn left; travel east to NW 82 Court and the entrance into the Suwannee River Water Management District’s Jennings Bluff tract; turn left and follow road to canoe launch. Hamilton County

WEBSITE: http://www.srwmd.state.fl.us/DocumentCenter/Home/View/1224

DESCRIPTION: Wooden steps down to river from parking area, Last Alapaha River access before Suwannee River.

PHOTO: http://qpublic6.qpublic.net/cgi-bin/mapserv56?map=/qpub1/maps/fl/hamilton/parcel4.map&mode=map&layers=parcels+roads+aerials+copyright+counties+cities&layer=qparcel_print&parcel=3221-000&mapsize=685%20626&mapext=2429313.3247259%20572749.40545509%202429677.5729287%20573082.28045509

PHOTOSET: http://qpublic6.qpublic.net/cgi-bin/mapserv56?map=/qpub1/maps/fl/hamilton/parcel4.map&mode=map&layers=parcels+roads+aerials+copyright+counties+cities&layer=qparcel_print&parcel=3221-000&mapsize=685%20626&mapext=2429313.3247259%20572749.40545509%202429677.5729287%20573082.28045509

PHOTO SOURCE: Hamilton County Property Appraiser

OWNERSHIP: Public, Suwannee River Water Management District, PARCEL 3221-000

UPSTREAM: 3.58 miles from Jennings Bluff Launch to Sasser Landing

DOWNSTREAM: 17.92 miles from Jennings Bluff Launch to Gibson Park Ramp


Gibson Park Ramp LandingCampingRestroomsParkingPicnic Area

CATEGORIES: Landing

LAYER: Brochure

GPS: 30.437858, -83.093319

ACCESS: Yes, PARKING: Parking Free, Picnic Area PICNIC AREA

WATER BODY: Suwannee River

ADDRESS: MILE -0.4, 6844 SW CR 751, Jasper, FL 32052. From Jasper, Hamilton County, FL, travel southwest on SW CR 249 to SW CR 751; turn left and boat ramp is on the right in Gibson Park. Hamilton County

WEBSITE: http://www.srwmd.state.fl.us/DocumentCenter/Home/View/1224

DESCRIPTION: Concrete boat ramp on Suwannee River, aka Noble’s Ferry. Boat ramp currently closed for some months 2014-08.

PHOTO: https://public.myfwc.com/LE/BoatRamp/RampMobile/ImageHandler.ashx?FacilityID=HM10001DU&PhotoID=4591

PHOTOSET: https://public.myfwc.com/LE/boatramp/RampMobile/Ramp/Images/HM10001DU

PHOTO SOURCE: Florida Wildlife Commission

OWNERSHIP: Public, Hamilton County, PARCEL 3620-000

UPSTREAM: 17.92 miles from Gibson Park Ramp to Jennings Bluff Launch

DOWNSTREAM: 4.60 miles from Gibson Park Ramp to CR 141 Ramp


CR 141 Ramp LandingParking

CATEGORIES: Landing

LAYER: Brochure

GPS: 30.414, -83.159167

ACCESS: Yes, PARKING: Parking Free

WATER BODY: Suwannee River

ADDRESS: MILE -5, SW 46th Ave., Jasper, FL 32052, Hamilton County

WEBSITE: https://public.myfwc.com/le/boatramp/public/Ramp.aspx?FacilityID=HM10010LW&Name=Highway+141+and+Suwannee+River

DESCRIPTION: From US 90, turn right onto NE Myrrh Street; cross the Withlacoochee River (road becomes CR 141); turn right on SW 74 Street; turn right on SW 44 Lane; travel south to SW 77 Street; turn left and follow to boat ramp. Government Owned for General Public Use

OWNERSHIP: Public, SRWMD? PARCEL 5555-555

UPSTREAM: 4.60 miles from CR 141 Ramp to Gibson Park Ramp

DOWNSTREAM: 8.10 miles from CR 141 Ramp to Spirit of Suwannee Music Park Ramp.


Spirit of Suwannee Music Park Ramp. LandingCanoe RentalCampingWaterRestroomsParkingShelterPicnic Area

CATEGORIES: Landing Public?

LAYER: Brochure

GPS: 30.405702, -82.948765

ACCESS: Yes, CAMPING: Camping “RV, Tent, Water WATER, Restrooms RESTROOMS, PARKING: Parking Free, Shelter SHELTER, Picnic Area PICNIC AREA

WATER BODY: Suwannee River

ADDRESS: MILE -13.1, 2461 95th Dr, Live Oak, FL 32060, From Live Oak, travel north on US 129 to Spirit of Suwannee Music Park; turn left on 95 Drive and follow road to boat ramp. Suwannee County

WEBSITE: https://public.myfwc.com/le/boatramp/public/Ramp.aspx?FacilityID=SW00246KG&Name=Spirit+Of+The+Suwannee+Music+Park

DESCRIPTION: Poured in place concrete, Inside Spirit of Suwannee Music Park

PHOTO: http://www.otariinae.net/Stanley/Suwannee/soc.jpg

PHOTOSET: http://www.otariinae.net/Stanley/Suwannee/index.htm

PHOTO SOURCE: SRWMD

OWNERSHIP: Public?

UPSTREAM: 8.10 miles from Spirit of Suwannee Music Park Ramp. to CR 141 Ramp



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