Campfire Cooking at Griffis Fish Camp and Suwannee River paddle, 2023-12-08-10

Update 2023-12-01: South Georgia Naturalist Chris Adams to speak at WWALS Griffis Fish Campout and Okefenokee Swamp and Suwannee River Paddle 2023-11-08.

Join us to camp overnight Friday at Griffis Fish Camp.

On Saturday, paddle 9.5 miles down the Suwannee River from SCFSP through the Okefenokee Swamp National Wildlife Refuge, the Narrows, and the Sill to Griffis, to camp overnight again.

Each night, build a campfire and start cooking.

When: Arrive 4 PM, Friday, December 8, 2023, sunset 5:26 PM.
Gather 9 AM, Saturday, December 9, 2023, launch 9:30 AM, sunset 5:26 PM
Sunday, December 10, 2023, wake up and head on home.

Campground: Griffis Fish Camp, 10333 Ga Highway 177 Fargo, Georgia 31631. From Fargo, travel south on US 441 to CR 177; turn left and travel 10 miles northeast; Griffis Fish Camp is on left, in Clinch County.

Campground GPS: 30.78246, -82.443594

Put In: Stephen C. Foster State Park Ramp, 17515 GA-177, Fargo, GA 31631. From Fargo, travel south on US 441 to CR 177; turn left and travel to Stephen C. Foster State Park, in Charlton County.

Put In GPS: 30.826833, -82.361333

[Suwannee River, Okefenokee Swamp, Griffis Fish Camp, Campfire Cooking]
Suwannee River, Okefenokee Swamp, Griffis Fish Camp, Campfire Cooking

Take Out: Griffis Fish Camp

[Griffis Camp Full Hookups --Gretchen Quarterman 2020-11-07]
Griffis Camp Full Hookups –Gretchen Quarterman 2020-11-07

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.
For this outing, bring cookwear (if you want to cook).
Bring camping equipment, such as tent, hammock, tarp, sleeping bag, etc.

Free: This outing is free to WWALS members, and $10 (ten dollars) for non-members.

[Camping rates --Gretchen Quarterman 2020-11-07]
Camping rates –Gretchen Quarterman 2020-11-07

Griffis Fish Camp charges $5/person per night for camping, and $2 per boat for use of their landing.

[Boat Ramp Fee $2.00 for each boat in or out --Gretchen Quarterman 2020-11-07]
Boat Ramp Fee $2.00 for each boat in or out –Gretchen Quarterman 2020-11-07

You can pay the WWALS $10 at the outing, or online:

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

Event: facebook, meetup

Duration: two nights camping, one night paddling

Paddle: 9.5 miles, 5 hours.

Shuttle: 7 miles, 15 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, 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!