Banks Lake Morning Paddle 2023-09-04

Update 2023-09-04: Pictures: Banks Lake morning paddle 2023-09-04.

Join us for a four-mile paddle around Banks Lake.

If you want to take a break from the hurricane cleanup, come enjoy this peaceful, morning paddle around the perimeter of a beautiful cypress pond. There are no places to get out of your boat for a break once we launch. We’ll paddle at a leisurely pace, on flat water with no current, so it should take two hours.

[Morning Paddle around Banks Lake 8:30 AM 2023-09-04]
Morning Paddle around Banks Lake 8:30 AM 2023-09-04

This is different from the traditional WWALS Banks Lake paddles: it’s in the morning (not in the evening), it’s not on a full moon, and it’s a different route.

When: Gather 8:30 AM, launch 9 AM, end 11 AM, Monday, September 4, 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

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.

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 using 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: 2.5 hours

Paddle: 4 miles, 2 hours.

Shuttle: None.

Host: Shirley Kokidko

Contact: Shirley Kokidko

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!