A summer saunter on the iconic Suwannee River, with
swimming in viewing the connected sinks and springs of Five Holes.
According to the Park, Five Holes is closed for renovation, but we have permission from Park Manager Matt Phifer to
swim in view Five Holes on this outing.
There may or may not be swimming through some of the holes if you know what you’re doing.
If the water is low like now, you can see through and it will be a walk through.
But there are no dark spots; the main danger with swimming is banging your head.
When: Gather 9 AM, launch 10 AM, end 2 PM, Saturday, August 13, 2022
Put In: Gibson Park Ramp, 6844 SW CR 751, Jasper, FL 32052. Right bank, west side of the river. From Jasper, Hamilton County, FL, travel southwest on Right bank. SW CR 249 to SW CR 751; turn left and boat ramp is on the right in Gibson Park.
Take Out: Suwannee River State Park 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. Mosquitoes can be bad at dusk so come prepared.
Free: This outing is free to WWALS members, and $10 (ten dollars) for non-members.
You can pay the $10 at the outing, or online:
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Duration: 5 hours
Paddle: 7.7 miles, 4 hours.
Shuttle: 15 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®
You can join this fun and work by becoming a WWALS member today!