Experience the wilderness of the Alapaha River Water Trail on this 10.4 mile section with shoals. This run includes a side-jaunt up the Alapahoochee River to Turket Creek Waterfall, one of our favorite spots.
Or maybe a different stretch, or a different river, or a lake, if the water is really low. Check back before we paddle to see where we settle on for July.
When: 9:00 AM gather, 10:00 AM launch, Saturday, July 6, 2019
Put In: Statenville Boat Ramp, 206 GA 94 West, Statenville, GA 31648, in Echols County.
GPS: 30.70426, -83.03275
Take Out: Sasser Landing.
Bring: the usual personal flotation device, boat paddles, food, drinking water, warm clothes, and first aid kit. Also trash pickers and trash bags: every WWALS outing is also a cleanup.
Free: This outing is free to WWALS members, and $10 (ten dollars) for non-members. We recommend you support the work of WWALS by becoming a WWALS member today!
Photo: John S. Quarterman, Turket Creek Waterfall closeup, in Statenville to Sasser Landing on the Alapaha River, 15 February 2015.
We last did this February 15, 2015, when there was plenty of water, at 9.99 feet (86.09′ NAVD88) on the Statenville gauge, and only three hours paddle time. We’ll probably see opposite, low, conditions this time.
Duration: 5 hours
Shuttle distance: 11.7 miles one way
Shuttle duration: 30 minutes
Paddle distance: 10.4 miles
Paddle duration: 4 hours
Gauge: Statenville Highest safe 6.0 feet, 82.1 NAVD. Lowest boatable 2.0 feet, 78.1 NAVD.
Host: Ronnie Thomas
Contact: Ronnie Thomas
in case of high or low water is:
Nankin Boat Ramp
State Line Boat Ramp, Withlacoochee River.
Of if river water is really low, maybe Paradise Lakes, Enigma, GA, where we’ve never done a WWALS outing before.
Check back before we paddle to see where we settle on for July.
-jsq, John S. Quarterman, Suwannee RIVERKEEPER®
You can join this fun and work by becoming a WWALS member today!