Turner Bridge Ramp to Cone Bridge Ramp Suwannee River Paddle 2024-05-18

Join us on an 11.4-mile paddle on the Suwannee River from Turner Bridge to Cone Bridge.

Both ramps are down dirt roads that are usually well maintained. There could be one small section of shoals to paddle over if the river is low but this paddle is appropriate for all levels. Everyone must wear a PFD while on the river. We’ll probably stop along Prospect Church at Hunter Creek for a lunch break.

When: Gather 9 AM, launch 10:15 AM, end 3:30 PM, Saturday, May 18, 2024

Put In: Turner Bridge Ramp. From White Springs, travel north on SE CR 135; cross over SE CR 6 onto NE 180 Boulevard (Woodpecker Route); travel north to NE 38 Trail; turn right and follow road to ramp, in Hamilton County.
Note the antique lally columns, which are pillars for a former bridge, made of steel columns filled with concrete.

GPS: 30.524333, -82.728167

[Turner Bridge Ramp to, Cone Bridge Road Ramp, Suwannee River, 11.4 miles, 2024-05-18]
Turner Bridge Ramp to, Cone Bridge Road Ramp, Suwannee River, 11.4 miles, 2024-05-18

Take Out: Cone Bridge Road Ramp. From Lake City, travel north on US 441 to NW Cone Bridge Road; turn left and follow road to ramp, in Columbia County.

[Cone Bridge Road Ramp --Gretchen Quarterman 2015-11-22]
Cone Bridge Road Ramp –Gretchen Quarterman 2015-11-22

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.

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:
https://wwals.net/outings

We recommend you support the work of WWALS by becoming a WWALS member today!
https://wwals.net/donations

Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/6665991796837323/,
https://www.meetup.com/withlacoochee-alapaha-suwannee-rivers-wwals-outings/events/300175380/?isFirstPublish=true

[Turner Bridge Ramp to Cone Bridge Road Ramp in SRWT]
Turner Bridge Ramp to Cone Bridge Road Ramp in the WWALS map of the Suwannee River Water Trail.

Duration: 6.5 hours

Paddle: 11.4 miles, 5 hours.

[Shuttle route from Turner to Cone]
Shuttle route from Turner to Cone in google maps.

Shuttle: 25 miles round trip, 40 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.

[Our Hero Rests Here, a humble plaque to Edward F. Kent, who thru-paddled the Suwannee 8 times. --Shirley Kokidko]
Our Hero Rests Here, a humble plaque to Edward F. Kent, who thru-paddled the Suwannee 8 times. –Shirley Kokidko

Host: Shirley Kokidko

Contact: Shirley Kokidko

Backup: in case of bad weather is: Reschedule to the next day, Sunday, May 19, 2024.

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!
https://wwals.net/donations

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