Bicycles and boats! There’s no shuttle, because we get from the takeout to the put-in on bicycles, on this Suwannee River paddle, with optional river camping.
Meet at Hal W. Adams Bridge, unload boats and gear. We will have a designated person watch the boasts and gear.
Drive cars to Hardenbergh Public Boat Ramp. Bike about 30 minutes back along CR 354 to Hal W. Adams Bridge, secure bikes, launch boats, paddle to Telford Springs, and cool off a bit.
Paddle to Peacock Slough River Camp. Camp overnight (or paddle through). Call Suwannee River Wilderness Trail for reservations at 800-868-9914.
We can rest at Cow Springs and pass Drew Bridge for historical site and take out at Hardenbergh Bridge.
This outing eliminates putting people at COVID-19 risk by removing the need to shuttle. We will be able to maintain social distancing while paddling and biking.
When: Gather 9 AM, launch 10 AM, Saturday, August 29, 2020
Bring: a bicycle, and the usual personal flotation device, boat paddles, food, drinking water, warm clothes, and first aid kit. If you’re going to camp, bring camping gear. Also trash pickers and trash bags: every WWALS outing is also a cleanup.
Boats: Kayaks and maybe canoes are available to borrow but please let us know at least 2 days prior to the event. Bring your own if you have it.
Free: This outing is free to WWALS members, and $10 (ten dollars) for non-members. We recommend you support the work of WWALS by becoming a WWALS member today!
Hal W. Adams Bridge Ramp, From Mayo,
travel north on SR 51 to the river and the ramp is on the right, in Lafayette County, Florida.
That’s 5 minutes north of Mayo, 22 minutes southwest of Live Oak, 40 minutes southeast of Madison, 36 minutes west of Forth White, 47 minutes west of Lake City, 1 hour seventeen minutes northwest of Gainesville, 1 hour 26 minutes east of Tallahassee, 1 hour 38 minutes west of Jacksonville, FL, 1 hour south of Valdosta, GA, or 1 hour 45 minutes south of Tifton, GA.
GPS: 30.0993, -83.1718
Take Out: Hardenbergh Boat Ramp, From Mayo, travel east on US 27 to NE CR 361; turn left; travel north to NE CR 354; cross over to NE Pecan Avenue; turn right on NE River Road and follow to boat ramp, in Lafayette County.
Host: Bobby McKenzie
Contact: Bobby McKenzie
Backup: in case of high or low water is: Cancel.
-jsq, John S. Quarterman, Suwannee RIVERKEEPER®
You can join this fun and work by becoming a WWALS member today!