Suwannee paddle for Visit Suwannee County + FL 6 & State Line 2020-10-16

The movie extras took a side trip up Sugar Creek on a 1.5 mile paddle down the Suwannee River from Suwannee Springs, after the old 93rd Drive bridge, pursued by the Suwannee County Sheriff, to the Suwannee Canoe Outpost at the Music Park.

[Sheriff, Suwannee Riverkeeper banner, Gretchen]
Sheriff, Suwannee Riverkeeper banner, Gretchen, departing Suwannee Springs beach

Thanks to Charissa Setzer of Visit Suwannee County, Florida for the invitation for paddlers to be videoed for a tourism advertisement.

Thanks to Bret Miller of NWXpeditions and Mylinda Greene for the mini-distanced-shuttle. Thanks to Dawn and Lisa of Madison Outpost Adventures for joining us, along with Steven E. Scott of Luxury Lawns, Gretchen Quarterman, and John S. Quarterman.

NWX and MOA along with VSU CORE are outfitter sponsors of the WWALS Boomerang paddle race from Georgia into Florida and back, coming up next Saturday, October 24, 2020, at State Line Boat Ramp on the Withlacoochee River.

[Third Annual WWALS Boomerang]
Third Annual WWALS Boomerang

Thanks to Steve of Suwannee Canoe Outpost for the take-out hospitality.

Also thanks to the Sheriff’s deputy for helping carry my boat up at Suwannee Canoe Outpost.

Update 2021-09-23: River levels were 44.43′ on the Suwannee Springs gauge, and 56.53′ on the White Springs gauge, which is within SRWMD’s recommended for boating 51-58′ White Springs gauge level.

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All us paddlers are now officially models, since we each signed a model release.

Suwannee Springs

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93rd Drive Bridge

[Old bridge]
Old bridge

Sugar Creek

No, not the Sugar Creek that runs out of Valdosta into the Withlacoochee River.

[Dog spots creek before US 129 bridge]
Dog spots creek before US 129 bridge

This Sugar Creek runs into the Suwannee River just upstream of the US 129 bridge, after coming down from a quarry north of I-75, and crossing the notorious Sabal Trail fracked methane pipeline.

[Map: Sugar Creek on the Suwannee River Wilderness Trail]
Map: Sugar Creek on WWALS map of the Suwannee River Wilderness Trail.

US 129 Bridge

[Gretchen, Steve, Brett, under the bridge]
Gretchen, Steve, Brett, under the bridge


[Madison Outpost Adventures]
Madison Outpost Adventures

Suwannee Canoe Outpost

[Suwannee Canoe Outpost]
Suwannee Canoe Outpost

FL 6, Withlacoochee River, just upstream from Madison Blue Spring


State Line Boat Ramp, Withlacoochee River

[Open containers of alcohol prohibited]
Open containers of alcohol prohibited


[Suwannee Canoe Outpost, FL 6, State Line Boat Ramp]
Suwannee Canoe Outpost, FL 6, State Line Boat Ramp

 -jsq, John S. Quarterman, Suwannee RIVERKEEPER®

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