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Alapahoochee River paddle, GA 135 to Sasser Landing, 2021-06-05

Leisurely paddle on the rarely visited Alapahoochee River from Georgia into the Alapaha River in Florida.

This is a short paddle but may have deadfalls to navigate depending on water levels. We’ve been trying to plan an outing on this river, also called Little River, Little Alapaha, or Grand Bay Canal, since 2014, so come on along! Bring ropes for the front and back of your boat.

Down this secluded winding blackwater river, we will cross the GA-FL line, see an antique road bridge, some Class II (moderate) rapids under the power line, and the very pretty Turket Creek waterfall, on the way to the Alapahoochee Confluence and our takeout on the Alapaha River.

When: Gather 9 AM, launch 9:30 AM, end 11:30 AM, Saturday, June 5, 2021

Put In: GA 135 Bridge, 2.3 miles north of Jennings, Florida, 20 miles southeast of Lake Park, Georgia, by way of Jennings, and 12.5 miles south of Statenville, Georgia.
We’re hoping local musician Bird Chamberlain can direct us to the best side of the bridge and river to put in.
Be warned: “A take out can be done but it’s a steep 25 foot 45 degree slippery climb over sand covered rocks. Putting in would be less difficult but still not easy.” South Georgia Kayak Fishing, 2011-09-03.

GPS: 30.628652, -83.088283

Take Out: Sasser Landing

Bring: ropes on front and back of your boat, 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.

Come early or late and you can also help clean up trash at GA 376, where Elizabeth Reynolds reported a big mess more than a year ago.

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

[Alapahoochee River, GA 135 Bridge, Swilley Road Bridge, Turket Creek waterfall]
Alapahoochee River, GA 135 Bridge, Swilley Road Bridge, Turket Creek waterfall

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Langdale Park open 2017-11-01

Back open after many months with much improved internal roads, and no sandbar across the boat ramp! Thank you, Valdosta-Lowndes County Parks and Recreation Authority (VLPRA). Downstream five miles on the Withlacoochee and Little River Water Trail hang a right at the Little River Confluence and about a third of a mile upstream you’ll come to Troupville Landing.

No sand bar, 11:13:35,, Boat Ramp

There are still a few deadfalls. Next upstream Continue reading

Hutchinson Mill Creek at Withlacoochee River, GA 122

Deadfalls on this creek, backing up flood waters onto Skipper Bridge Road forcing a bridge to close in 2009, Movie: Hutchinson Mill Creek (2.0M) 31.0155182, -83.3020477 were one reason for the formation of WWALS. Here are some pictures and a very brief movie.

In a typical day for a Waterkeeper®, starting slow after a road trip to Atlanta the previous day with several Riverkeepers and other environmental organizations, I was preparing for the movie in Live Oak Friday evening when I got a message from Noelani Mathews wanting an interview about the pipeline movie. As I threw a kayak in the truck, the Yellow Dog hopped in, and Continue reading

Pictures and Videos: Alapaha River Deadfalls, Outing from US82 south @ WWALS 2015-01-17

The Expert paddle on the Alapaha River from US 82, 300x169 Markers, in Alapaha deadfalls, by John S. Quarterman, for WWALS.net, 17 January 2015 found the water level just right and encountered no obstacles it couldn’t float over in the 17 January 2015 WWALS Outing. Paddlers were Heather Brasell, Jack Hartley, Chris and Deanna Mericle, John S. Quarterman, and Bret Wagenhorst. For more information, see the report by outing organizer Bret Wagenhorst. Here are some pictures and videos taken by John S. Quarterman.

Here’s a video playlist, followed by some still pictures: Continue reading