Echols County

The Comprehensive Plan names the Alapaha River and the Alapahoochee River as opportunities, and emphasizes both youth recreational opportunities are needed and the Statenville boat ramp needs to be better used and advertised.

Echols County Commission

The Board holds official business meetings the first Thursday of each month usually at 7:00 pm with a 30 minute workshop prior to the meeting. Informal discussions as well as official meetings are always open to the public.

P.O. Box 190 Statenville, GA 31648 – Office: 229-559-6538 – Fax: 229-559-6158

June 2010 Echols County Comprehensive Plan draft update:

III. Analysis of Areas Requiring Special Attention

1. Areas of significant natural or cultural resources,

particularly where these are likely to be intruded upon, or otherwise impacted, by development;

Natural resources requiring special attention include: The Alapaha River, the Suwannee River, Grand Bay Creek, the Alapahoochee River, the Suwannoochee Creek, and Toms Creek; all of which could possibly be utilized in various ways for recreational and/or tourist uses.

IV. Identification of Issues and Opportunities

4. Natural Resources

Opportunities:

  • The Alapaha flows north to south on the west side of the County and has boat ramps.
  • ™ The Suwannee River, Grand Bay Creek, Alapahoochee River, Suwannoochee Creek, and Toms Creek could possibly be utilized a lot for recreational and/or tourist uses.

6. Community Facilities and Services

300x225 Very Red, in Alapahoochee River, by April Huntley, 1 September 2014 Issues:

  • There is a need for more recreational opportunities for the youth.

Opportunities:

  • The public boat ramp located on the Alapaha is valuable and could be better used as an asset to the community.

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