Naylor Boat Ramp & Alapaha River Water Trail signs 2020-04-02

Update 2020-04-04: Improved maps on both signs and better text on Naylor Boat Ramp sign. The WWALS Trails Committee has drafted these two metal signs to go near the water at the new Naylor Boat Ramp that Lowndes County has built at US 84 with SPLOST VI penny sales tax funds. You can help by […]

Source of the Alapaha River 2020-02-27

What’s the source of the Alapaha River like? Well, it’s in some woods on private land in the edge of Dooly County, Georgia, was all I could say, other than a map and the GPS coordinates. Thursday I happened to be near there, so I asked the landowner if I could go look, if I […]

Pictures: Cleanup, Alapaha River, Lakeland and Pafford’s Landing 2019-10-12

A fun couple of hours and a truckload of #Rivers Alive trash picked up in and around the Alapaha River at Lakeland Boat Ramp and Pafford’s Landing, on the Alapaha River Water Trail, yesterday, October 12, 2019. Photo: Gretchen Quarterman, WWALS #RiversAlive Alapaha River

Rivers Alive Cleanup, Lakeland and Pafford’s Landing, Alapaha River 2019-10-12

Rivers Alive clean up at Lakeland Boat Ramp and Pafford’s Landing on the Alapaha River near Lakeland, Georgia, on the Alapaha River Water Trail. When: Gather 10:00 AM, Saturday, October 12, 2019 Put In: Lakeland Boat Ramp, head east from Lakeland on GA 122, turn right at the Lakeland Boat Ramp sign, immediately turn left […]

Tycor Farms Solamerica Solar Farm in Alapaha River Basin

Solamerica Energy is building another solar farm in the Alapaha River Basin, leasing from Tycor Farms LLC, 6530 GA 376, Lake Park, Georgia, 31636. Map: John S. Quarterman, from WWALS Alapaha River Water Trail Map. There seem to be wetlands on the east side of the property, leading to Enoch Creek, then into the Alapahoochee […]

Statenville to Sasser Landing, Alapaha River, 2019-07-06

Update 2019-07-08: Pictures. 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. […]

Mayday Landing to Statenville Boat Ramp, Alapaha River, 2019-03-23

Let’s complete this missing link in the Alapaha Quest, a stretch of the Alapaha River never before done as a WWALS Outing! When: Gather 8AM, Launch 9AM, Saturday, March 23, 2019 Put In: Mayday Landing, 49 Howell Road, Stockton, GA 31649, in Echols County, Georgia. South of Howell Road, east side of the Alapaha River, […]

Pictures: US 84 to Mayday, Alapaha River 2016-05-07

Waterfalls on the Alapaha River? Movie: Waterfall (786K), 30.8707800, -83.0226700 Two weeks after the WWALS outing from US 84 to Mayday, some of us who didn’t make that one paddled the same stretch. The earlier crew had smooth sailing. We had rapids and waterfalls, because the Alapaha River was feet lower on the Statenville USGS […]

Top of the Alapaha River Basin: Rochelle, GA, spilled 2019-01-10

First time we’ve seen this: 300 gallons of raw sewage spilled from Rochelle, Georgia, in Wilcox County, at the top of the Alapaha River Basin. Rochelle is nestled between

Hike to Dead River Sink, Alapaha River, Jennings Bluff Launch, 2019-01-19

Update 2019-01-16: Due to high water on the Alapaha River, moved to Hike at Little Shoals, Suwannee River. There’s nothing else like it in Florida (or Georgia), so come along on the traditional winter WWALS three-mile hike to the Dead River Sink! No boat required to see the Alapaha River run up this distributary and […]