The deadfalls are still four feet underwater, with more rain coming, so we’re rescheduling again, this time to Saturday, June 10th, in hopes that summer evapotranspiration will keep the Suwannee River lower.
You do not have to use a saw to join us on the last five Suwannee River miles down to Fargo as we clear three or four more deadfalls.
Duck and float under to the left, 14:59:12, 30.7158583, -82.5130261
Thanks to Adam Schock of the Conservation Fund for permission to use Three Steps Landing. That will make this one a lot easier than last time.
When: Gather 10 AM, launch 11 AM, end 4 PM, Satuday, June 10, 2023
Put In: Three Steps Landing. Meet at Fargo Ramp and we’ll sort out the shuttle.
Take Out: Fargo Ramp, Half a mile southeast of Fargo on US 441, the boat ramp is on the northeast side of US 441 and on the west (right bank) of the Suwannee River, in Clinch County, Georgia.
Bring: the usual personal flotation device, boat, paddles, food, drinking water, warm clothes, and first aid kit.
And a chainsaw, sawzall, or handsaw if you have one and know how to use it.
Also trash pickers and trash bags: every WWALS outing is also a cleanup.
Free: This outing is free because it is a cleanup.
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Map: Three more deadfalls below Steps Landing in the WWALS Suwannee River Water Trail map
Paddle: 5 miles, 4 hours.
Shuttle: 6.2 miles, 45 minutes.
Host: Phil Hubbard
Contact: Phil Hubbard
Gauge: Suwannee River at US 441, Fargo, GA, USGS 02314500.
We’d like it to be back down around 94.4′ NAVD88 (2.6′ old style).
Backup: in case of high or low water or bad weather is: fall back to Sunday, March 26, 2023.
Map: Three Steps Landing to Fargo in the WWALS Suwannee River Water Trail Map
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 help with clean, swimmable, fishable, drinkable, water in the 10,000-square-mile Suwannee River Basin in Florida and Georgia by becoming a WWALS member today!