Update 2020-11-01: Pictures: thirty paddlers, Halloween Blue Moon, Banks Lake 2020-10-31.
Yes, bring costumes: it’s Halloween! Leisurely Sunset and Full Moon Paddle, with bats, on our mini-Okefenokee, Banks Lake National Wildlife Refuge, just west of Lakeland, Georgia.
When: Gather 6:15 PM, launch 6:30 PM, end 8:50 PM, Saturday, October 31, 2020
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.
Lights: You must have a light for your boat or some type of light to have on yourself (glow sticks work well, or head lamp, flashlight, etc.) so other boaters can see you in the dark. It will be totally dark after sunset. You must wear a PFD. A whistle is not required, but it’s a good idea in the dark. Mosquitoes can be bad at dusk so come prepared.
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. Thanks to Banks Lake Outdoors for free boat rental for these WWALS Full Moon Paddles.
Free: This outing is free to WWALS members, and $10 (ten dollars) for non-members. You can pay the at the outing, or online: wwals.net/donations/#outings
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Photo: Bobby McKenzie, Bat tree, 2020-08-03.
Duration: 2 hours
Shuttle distance: none
Shuttle duration: none
Paddle distance: 3 miles
Paddle duration: 2 hours
Host: Shelby Miller
Contact: Shelby Miller
Backup: in case of high or low water is: Cancel
More: For more WWALS outings and events as they are posted, see the WWALS calendar or the WWALS outings and events web page. WWALS members also get an upcoming list in the Tannin Times newsletter.
-jsq, John S. Quarterman, Suwannee RIVERKEEPER®
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