Update 2020-06-06: Gator and bats, sunset, no moon, at Banks Lake 2020-06-05.
Leisurely sunset paddle and watch the June Full Strawberry Moon rise over the lake.
No, there’s no curfew in Lanier County now (confirmed with the Lanier County Sheriff), and since there’s no shuttle on this outing, we can all stay 6 feet apart on land 10 feet apart on the water.
Banks Lake National Wildlife Refuge is in the Grand Bay–Banks Lake ecosystem. We usually see birds, bats and alligators. Sunsets are usually spectacular, and the full moon over the tree tops reflected in the lake is a sight to see.
When: Gather 7:30 PM, launch 7:50 PM, Friday, June 5, 2020
Moon and sun: Sunset 8:33 PM, Moonrise 8:41 PM
Put In: Banks Lake Boat Ramp, 307 Georgia 122, Lakeland, GA 31635, in Lanier County.
Take Out: Banks Lake Boat Ramp
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.
Boats: Kayaks are available to borrow but please let us know at least 2 days prior to the event. Bring your own if you have it.
Free: This outing is free to WWALS members, and $10 (ten dollars) for non-members, optional during this virus pandemic period. We recommend you support the work of WWALS by becoming a WWALS member today!
Duration: 2 hours
Shuttle distance: none
Shuttle duration: none
Paddle distance: 3.5 miles
Paddle duration: 2 hours
Host: Bobby McKenzie
Contact: Bobby McKenzie
Backup: in case of bad weather is: Cancel.
-jsq, John S. Quarterman, Suwannee RIVERKEEPER®
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