This was a nice, short, one-mile paddle on the Alapaha River from Hotchkiss Road Landing beyond US 84, past the then-future site of Naylor Boat Ramp. All on the Alapaha River Water Trail (ARWT). Thanks to Chris Graham for leading this paddle.Continue reading
We made it the 1.24 miles upstream from Naylor Boat Ramp to Hotchkiss Road Landing on the Alapaha River Water Trail in the Naylor Boat Ramp Out and Back paddle outing. Very nice weather, cool and overcast, and just enough water in the river.
Photo: Shirley Kokidko for WWALS, Banners at Hotchkiss Road Landing, Alapaha River, 2020-06-13.
First WWALS Trails Committee Chair Dan Phillips planted the new Naylor Boat Ramp ARWT signs.
Then we headed upstream. This may be a first: every paddler was already a WWALS member. Continue reading
Update 2018-04-27: Pictures of Lakeland Boat Ramp signs in the ground.
Update 2018-03-15: People want to know how much the signs cost:
- Road Signs
- $150 one road sign
- $300 pair of road signs for a landing or boat ramp
Signs at the water near a boat ramp or landing: if you donate for a specific location, your logo can go on the signs there, and on the water trail brochures and web pages
- $600 one park-style kiosk, or
- $50 pair of metal signs with 4×4 post, bolts, and concrete.
Any amount of donation helps put up the road signs that let people know the Alapaha River Water Trail (ARWT) exists and directs them to the landings, as well as the kiosks that inform people about what to expect nearby, so we get more people paddling the Alapaha River who will take care of the river.
The pair of metal signs at the water also work for the Withlacoochee and Little River Water Trail (WLRWT). Here is an example pair of metal signs at the water for Troupville Boat Ramp:
Alapaha River Water Trail (ARWT)
is a reality. We
are ordering have bought the road signs from
the Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) which has planted them on roads leading to landings, and we need to pay for them.
We have a small amount of money from Continue reading
Common question: isn’t Hotchkiss closed? Answer: the old Hotchkiss Landing in Lowndes County is closed, private, and don’t go there! But Hotchkiss Road Landing in Lanier County is open as always, do go there to get to the Alapaha River. And there’s a new park at US 84, with a Naylor Boat Ramp being built by Lowndes County, as urged by WWALS.
Bret Wagenhorst, Dave Hetzel, Gretchen Quarterman, at Hotchkiss Road (open, do go there ), in Alapaha River Outing, by John S. Quarterman, for WWALS.net, 24 August 2014.
Previously there was some discussion of using a different name for Hotchkiss Road Landing in the Alapaha River Water Trail, but then nobody would know what we were referring to, since that’s what it’s always been called, down at the end of Hotchkiss Road off of US 84.
For those relatively new to WWALS, WWALS was heavily involved in Continue reading