Walkers Crossing closed, Full Corn Moon Paddle, Banks Lake 2020-09-02

You may want to allow more time if you’re driving to Banks Lake this evening from Hahira (I-75 exit 29) or Valdosta for the Full Corn Moon Paddle, since Walker’s Crossing is closed, and that’s on the usual route. Walker’s Crossing is where east-west GA 122 meets north-south GA 125 (Bemiss Road).

[Walkers Crossing, GA 122 @ GA 125 (Bemiss Road) w. of Banks Lake]
Walkers Crossing, GA 122 @ GA 125 (Bemiss Road) w. of Banks Lake
In the WWALS map of all public landings in the Suwannee River Basin.

Remember, try to be at Banks Lake by 7:15 PM to have time to sign in and get ready to launch. Follow the link for more outing details:

It looks like you can go around from Barretts on New Bethel Road. Or just follow the Detour signs. Georgia DOT – Southwest, facebook, August 31 at 9:52 PM

Lowndes Co (close to Lanier Co): the railroad crossing on SR 122 just east of SR 125 is scheduled to close tomorrow, Tuesday, Sept. 1, and is expected to reopen Thursday, Sept. 3. This is required for repairs to the crossing. Detour routes will be US 129, SR 122 Connector and SR 125. Watch for detour signs.

Thanks to Mike Kondrot for the heads-up.

If you’re coming up I-75 from Florida, you’ll probably also notice this: Georgia DOT – Southwest, facebook, August 1, 2020

The Interstate 75 N welcome/visitor information center in Lowndes Co. is scheduled to close for 24 hours beginning at 7:30 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 2. The closure is for the relocation/installation of the backup generator. The entrance to the center will be blocked off and the parking lots and center restrooms will not be accessible. The closest I-75 North rest area is located in Cook County at milepost 46.7. Bathrooms at Georgia’s rest areas remain open and are regularly deep cleaned throughout the day.

[Georgia Welcome Center, I-75]
Georgia Welcome Center, I-75

Soon, our new water trail brochures will be in all the welcome centers up and down I-75 and I-95 in Georgia and Florida. Thanks to a generous grant from the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, we are doing the final tweaks now to print this month 10,000 each of z-fold brochures for the Alapaha River Water Trail and the Withlacoochee and Little River Water Trail.

 -jsq, John S. Quarterman, Suwannee RIVERKEEPER®

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