Paddle with WWALS to one of the most beautiful springs on the Withlacoochee River, from Sullivan Launch to Madison Blue Spring, about 6.5 hours including shuttle, with lunch, swim stops, and bon-bons, of course.
Bring the usual personal flotation device, boat paddles, food, drinking water, warm clothes, and first aid kit. Bring a canoe or kayak if you’ve got one, otherwise there are plenty of outfitters, or let us know and many of us have extra boats.
When: 9AM Saturday 24
May June 2017
Put In: Sullivan Launch, river mile 21.9
From Pinetta, travel east on CR 150; turn right at the bridge and follow road to launch.
GPS: 30.595667, -83.26
Duration: 6.5 hours
Free: This outing is Free! And we recommend you support the work of WWALS by becoming a WWALS member today!
Madison Blue Spring State Park Launch, river mile 11.7
From Madison, travel east on SR 6 to the Withlacoochee River and Madison Blue Springs State Park is on the right.
Or just follow the shuttle caravan.
The shuttle map detail is from the WWALS Withlacoochee and Little River Water Trail (WRWT) map.
The landing directions are from the Suwannee River Wilderness Trail map of Boat Ramps & Canoe Launches.
Shuttle Distance: 16 miles one way
Shuttle duration: 20 minutes one way
Paddle Distance: 10.2 miles
Paddle Duration: 5.5 hours
Gage: Pinetta, FL, which on April 7, 2017 was at 54 feet, with flood at 73 feet and empty at about 52 feet.
Host and Contact: Phil Hubbard
Backup: if it looks like the water will be too low is to go on the other outing two weeks earlier, on the Suwannee River from Fort Macomb Ramp to Ivey Memorial Park Ramp.
For more outings and events as they are posted, see the WWALS calendar.
-jsq, John S. Quarterman, Suwannee RIVERKEEPER®
You can join this fun and work by becoming a WWALS member today!