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Banks Lake Sunset Paddle 2018-07-27

Venus gleamed through the fires of sunset as the full moon and Mars hid behind clouds.

Sunset, On the water

The sound of frogs brought out swoops of bats, as a dozen or two paddlers braved the placid flat waters of Banks Lake Friday evening in the least strenuous yet one of the most enjoyable of all WWALS outings. As one new participant remarked, it’s one thing to see it from the road, but out on the water the size, the lucidity, and the sunset are startling while calming.

Bret Wagenhorst, who brought a crew of new people from Tifton and paddled out with them first, reports: “Got to see: ospreys and nest, eastern kingbirds, egrets, ibises, bats, gators and hear Continue reading

Friday Night Banks Lake Full Moon Paddle, 2018-07-27

Paddle scenic Banks Lake on a Friday night as the setting sun enhances its beauty and the full moon sheds a bit of light on its night time mysteries.

When: 7 PM, Friday, July 27, 2018

Put In: Banks Lake Boat Ramp, 307 Georgia 122, Lakeland, GA 31635, in Lanier County.

GPS: 31.03492, -83.09619

Take Out: Banks Lake Boat Ramp, which is on the Alapaha River Water Trail.

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. And for this moonlight paddle: a light.

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!

Event: facebook, meetup

Full moon cypress, Banks Lake
Full moon cypress, Banks Lake, 2017-07-08

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Banks Lake Full Moon Paddle: bring bon-bons! 2015-08-29

Bring bon-bons, lights, and boats to Banks Lake, just west of Lakeland, Georgia, 300x225 Evening falls, in Banks Lake Full Moon, by John S. Quarterman, 13 June 2014

7PM Saturday
August 29th 2015

for the first WWALS Moonlight Paddle and Bon-Bon Eating Contest. Your host, Chris Mericle, has arranged a special after-hours permit for this outing. Join us at

Banks Lake Outdoors,
1099 W Main St.,
Lakeland, GA 31635.

This is part of our continuing exploration of the Alapaha River Water Trail. Printable PDF flyer. facebook event.

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Withlacoochee River from Nankin Landing to GA 31: WWALS June Outing 2013-06-22

A few pictures from today’s WWALS Outing on the Withlacoochee River from Clyattville-Nankin Road to GA 31, with 12 people in 8 boats (4 kayaks, 4 canoes).

Gage height, US 84 Quitman: 3.25 feet (86.75 feet NAVD 1988).

Withlacoochee River at Clyattville-Nankin Landing:

Withlacoochee River at Clyattville-Nankin Landing

Heather sets out:

Heather sets out

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