Paddle with WWALS down the blackwater Alapaha River over some rapids, with side trip to Turket Creek Waterfall.
Bring a rope for each end of your boat, for towing and carrying. Shortly after the GA-FL line are the notorious shoals Jennings Defeat, so named because even the founder of Jennings, Florida, portaged around them. Last time WWALS went through there, only three boats paddled through those shoals.
If there is a lot of rain before we paddle, there be many waterfalls along the Alapaha River banks. Near journey’s end, we will paddle a quarter mile up the Alapahoochee River to Turket Creek Waterfall, which could be three or seven feet high, depending on river water level.
Picture: John S. Quarterman; Lisa showers at Turket Creek Waterfall, 2015-06-14.
When: Gather 9 AM, launch 9:45 AM, end 4 PM, Saturday, July 9, 2022
Put In: Statenville Boat Ramp, 206 GA 94 West, Statenville, GA 31648, right bank, west of river, north of highway bridge, in Echols County.
GPS: 30.704437, -83.03468
Take Out: Sasser Landing
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. Mosquitoes can be bad at dusk so come prepared.
Free: This outing is free to WWALS members, and $10 (ten dollars) for non-members.
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Duration: 7 hours
Paddle: 10.36 miles + Turket Falls, 5 hours.
Shuttle: 11.7 miles, 30 minutes.
This outing includes the traditional WWALS shuttle. Everybody takes their boats to the put-in, most people drive to the take-out, and the drivers pile into one or two vehicles and go back to the put-in.
Host: Shirley Kokidko
Contact: Shirley Kokidko
Backup: in case of high or low water is: Cancel
More: For more WWALS outings and events as they are posted, see the WWALS outings web page, https://wwals.net/outings/. WWALS members also get an upcoming list in the Tannin Times newsletter.
-jsq, John S. Quarterman, Suwannee RIVERKEEPER®
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