Leisurely paddle on the newest river additions to WWALS and Suwannee Riverkeeper, round 2. It was such a great time, we had to do it again, on the Ichetucknee and Santa Fe Rivers. We will also paddle past the notorious Sabal Trail fracked methane pipeline.
When: Gather 9 AM, launch 10:30 AM, Saturday, January 4, 2020
Put In: Ichetucknee S.P. North Entrance, 8294 SW Elim Church Rd, Fort White, FL 32038.
GPS: 29.9859, -82.7602
Take Out: Hwy 129 Boat Ramp, William Guy Lemmons Memorial Park Ramp @ 296th St. Ramp, From Branford, travel east on US 27; turn right on US 129; travel south to 296th Street; turn right and William Guy Lemons Memorial Park is on the left, in Suwannee County. 29.912717, -82.860514
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.
NOTE: The Ichetucknee is a non-disposable river; do not have any food or drinks in disposable packaging. All liquids and foods should be in reusable type containers. This helps keep litter out of our rivers.
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!
Fee: There is a $5.00 park fee.
Photo: John S. Quarterman, Boards and boats, 2020-01-04.
Duration: 7 hours
Shuttle distance: 20 miles round trip
Shuttle duration: 30 min round trip
This outing includes the traditional WWALS shuttle. Everybody takes their boats to the put-in, most people drive to the take-out, and the drivers pile into one or two vehicles and go back to the put-in.
Paddle distance: 12 miles
Paddle duration: 5.5 hrs
Host: Shirley Kokidko
Contact: Shirley Kokidko
Backup: in case of high or low water is: Put in at Ichetucknee S.P South Entrance at 10:00, paddle upstream to headwaters. Stretch your legs, hike to the Blue Hole before paddling back down to the South Entrance. NOTE: There is a food truck at the headwater area.
-jsq, John S. Quarterman, Suwannee RIVERKEEPER®
You can join this fun and work by becoming a WWALS member today!