Banks Lake Full Sturgeon Moon Paddle, 2023-08-01

Join us for the first leisurely Sunset and Full Moon Paddle of August, 2023, led by first-time outings leader Meredith Crosby.

There will probably be bats, but we don’t guarantee those, and sometimes we can’t see the moon, either. But usually everybody enjoys floating about on the lake on a summer evening.

Don’t pet the gators, and they won’t bother you.

When: Gather 7:30 PM, launch 8 PM, moonrise 8:56 PM, sunset 8:27 PM, end 10 PM, Tuesday, August 1, 2023

Put In: Banks Lake Boat Ramp, 307 Georgia 122, Lakeland, GA 31635, in Lanier County, on the Alapaha River Water Trail (ARWT).

GPS: 31.034824, -83.096725

[Right this way, gator, sunset, boats in the dusk, 2020-06-05]
Right this way, gator, sunset, boats in the dusk 2020-06-05

Take Out: Banks Lake Boat 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.

Safety: Be on time. If you miss the safety briefing, you cannot paddle with us.
Each person in a boat, no matter how young or old, must wear a PFD.
You must have a light for your boat or some type of light to have on yourself (glow sticks work well, or head lamp, flashlight, etc.) so other boaters can see you in the dark. It will be totally dark after sunset.
A whistle is not required, but it’s a good idea in the dark.

Boats: Bring your own if you have it.
Thanks to Banks Lake Outdoors for free boat rental for these WWALS Full Moon Paddles. We are shifting to eventbrite for boat reservations, so you will get an automatic confirmation, unless all boats of the type you requested are reserved, when you won’t be able to get a reservation.

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:

We recommend you support the work of WWALS by becoming a WWALS member today!

Event: facebook, meetup

Duration: 2 hours

Paddle: 3 miles, 2 hours.

Shuttle: none, none.

Host: Meredith Crosby

Contact: Meredith Crosby

Backup: in case of bad weather is: Cancel

More: For more WWALS outings and events as they are posted, see the WWALS outings web page, 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!