Update 2022-11-29: Get your z-fold water trail brochures at any WWALS outing or event, and see the at-water and road signs. This post updated with current images from the WLRWT map and Access web page.
Lately I’ve seen a lot of posts such as “how many miles from Knights Ferry Boat Ramp to Nankin?” That’s 6.65 river miles, or about 3.3 paddle hours, and here’s how you can find out, for the Little and Withlacoochee Rivers, for the Alapaha River, and for the Suwannee, Ichetucknee, and Santa Fe Rivers, plus interactive maps.
The Access Points web page for the Withlacoochee and Little River Water Trail (WLRWT) lists all the public boat ramps and landings on the Little and Withlacoochee Rivers, with river miles downstream to the next one. Also an estimate of paddling hours, GPS coordinates, icons for amenities, and a link to the most relevant river gauge.
How can you find that web page? Go to wwals.net, look in the menu for Water Trails, and select Withlacoochee and Little River Water Trail (WLRWT). Then click on Access Points.
Here’s a screenshot of part of the WLRWT Access web page, for Knights Ferry to the Suwannee River:
Click on the boat ramp name, and you’ll get even more information.
Each access point is supposed to have a picture, but you can see we haven’t put one in for Knights Ferry Boat Ramp yet. Send in your favorite picture; maybe we’ll use it.
We did put in a picture for Knights Ferry Boat Ramp,
but you can make suggestions of pictures or text for any point on the map,
and maybe we’ll use them:
Click on the
second set of GPS coordinates, and you’ll get a link to the
interactive WLRWT map,
zoomed in on that location.
You can zoom and pan. For example, here is the Withlacoochee River from Knights Ferry to the state line.
Click on any of the icons along the river to get more information about other boat ramps, shoals, springs, bridges, etc. It’s a google map, so it can also give you directions to that point.
water trail brochures
with much of this information and more.
Soon we hope to get the funding finished to print them.
We printed 10,000 copies of these z-fold brochures,
plus informational signs at the water,
and road signs, thanks to a generous grant from the Georgia Department of Natural Resources (GA-DNR), along with road signs in Lowndes County by Lowndes County Public Works.
We are working on funding to design, print, and plant Florida at-water and road signs.
If you or your organization would like to become a sponsor of those brochures,
Speaking of Knights Ferry, somebody stole our water trail signs from there (again).
Watch our virtual cleanup there this coming Saturday morning (April 18, 2020) to watch us repost at least one of those signs.
Update 2022-11-29: Come along in person Trashjam cleanup, Knights Ferry to Nankin, Withlacoochee River 2022-12-03.
See all scheduled WWALS outings and events:
There’s even an interactive map of all public landings in the Suwannee River Basin.
These are all works in progress, so we’re all ears for your suggestions.
-jsq, John S. Quarterman, Suwannee RIVERKEEPER®
You can join this fun and work by becoming a WWALS member today!