See the Alapaha River for yourself, in these 360-degree views, on Earthviews, taken in August 2021 by WWALS member Bobby McKenzie.
That’s 19.17 river miles, on August 10, 2021.
The water level on the Alapaha, Georgia, USGS gauge was 8.7′ (216.2′ NAVD88).
Our recommended water levels for Willacoochee Landing are low 215.3 feet (7.7′) and high 218.2 feet (10.6′).
Just across the river on the right bank in Berrien County is Nashville Landing.
The Georgia and Florida Railroad Bridge is a good landmark, only 1.38 miles downstream.
There are excursions across this bridge on the Azalea Sprinter train.
That’s 16.77 miles. On August 19, 2021, the Alapaha, Georgia, gauge read 7.8′ (215.3′ NAVD88).
Our recommended water levels for Berrien Beach Boat Ramp are low 209.6 feet (2.0′) and high 218.2 feet (10.6′).
The Alapaha, GA, gauge currently shows 6.12′ (213.72′ NAVD 1988).
Notice these convenient Lanier County EMA signs every two miles along the river:
If you get close to one and can send a picture back, that would be appreciated.
Thanks to Randy Patten of Lanier County EMA for placing these milemarker signs.
See Randy Patten explain that Alapaha River Beauty should not be hidden, Randy Patten 2018-04-07.
There are many beaches, such as this one.
The end of this trip was Lakeland Boat Ramp>
At the top of the ramp, you can see the backs of our water trail signs. The fronts look like this.
The Rocks are rapids downstream from Lakeland, the first rapids on the Alapaha River. The river gets wider downstream, although below Statenville there are s any more rapids, most small, but just across the state line is Jennings Defeat, which we call a Class II+ rapid.
Upstream from Willacoochee Landing looks similar to there, but narrower with more overhanging branches, and more opportunities to get lost in the woods when the water is high.
Here’s a still from the WWALS map of the Alapaha River Water Trail (ARWT).
-jsq, John S. Quarterman, Suwannee RIVERKEEPER®
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