Stir crazy from staying in due to Hurricane Idalia and want to go to a state park?
Many of them are open, but some remain closed, in the Suwannee River Basin in Georgia and Florida.
Or come to the WWALS Banks Lake Morning Paddle 2023-09-04.
According to Georgia State Parks Weather Alerts – Hurricane Idalia:
Last updated 9/2/23 4:30 pm
Due to hurricane/tropical storm Idalia, some sites may be closed or without power.
According to the Florida State Parks Storm Updates for Hurricane Idalia:
Effective Sept. 2, 2023: To help ensure the safety of visitors and staff, Florida’s state parks are recovering from damage from Hurricane Idalia. The following parks have been affected by the storm. Please visit specific park webpages for details and the latest information.
Park Closures, including any associated overnight accommodations:
- Big Shoals State Park (Columbia, Hamilton counties).
- Cedar Key Museum State Park (Levy County).
- Fanning Springs State Park (Levy County).
- Forest Capital Museum State Park (Taylor County).
- Lafayette Blue Springs State Park (Lafayette County).
- Madison Blue Springs State Park (Madison County).
- Manatee Springs State Park (Levy, Dixie counties).
- Ruth B. Kirby Gilchrist Blue Springs State Park (Gilchrist County).
- Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park (Hamilton County).
- Suwannee River State Park (Hamilton, Madison, Suwannee counties).
- Suwannee River Wilderness Trail (Dixie, Hamilton, Lafayette, Suwannee counties).
- Troy Springs State Park (Lafayette County).
- Wes Skiles Peacock Springs State Park (Suwannee County).
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®