Access 2015-04-16

Update 2015-04-26: See newer version.

All the access points on the Alapaha River in the 2015-04-16 map.

Update 2015-04-24: Condensed Summary table more.
Update 2015-04-23: Camping at Jennings Bluff Launch and better format.
Update 2015-04-22: Changes from 2015-04-21 ARWT Committee meeting
Update 2015-04-21: Added icons to Descriptions.
Update 2015-04-20: Added Summary table.
Update 2015-04-18: Fixed some glitches and improved format.
(See also all the points of every kind on that map.)


Summary Access Table

ARWT
Miles
Access Point Miles
to Next
Paddle
Time
GPS Lat/Long
125.32 US 82 18.82 9.4 31.386279, -83.191609
106.5 GA 135 Atkinson 1 18.26 9.1 31.303791, -83.053091
88.24 GA 168 (Berrien Beach) 16.51 8.3 31.159076, -83.045554
71.73 Lanier Park Camping 13.83 6.9 31.043011, -83.042564
57.9 Hotchkiss Road Historic attraction 1.14 0.6 30.93669, -83.0406
56.76 Naylor Park Under construction; check status on www.wwals.netHistoric attraction2 0.13 0.1 30.92507, -83.03867
56.63 US 84 Historic attraction 11.63 5.8 30.923559, -83.03701
45 Mayday 13.64 6.8 30.82827, -83.017179
31.36 Statenville Boat Ramp 10.26 5.1 30.70426, -83.03275
21.1 Sasser Landing 3.58 1.8 30.60071, -83.07326
17.52 Jennings Bluff Launch Camping 17.92 9.0 30.579864, -83.039308
-0.4 Gibson Park Ramp RestroomsCampingPicnic area 0.0 30.437858, -83.093319
* Paddle Time: hours est. for high water at 2 mph (as low as 1 mph at low water).
1 For low water go to GA 135 Berrien.
2 Under Construction, please check WWALS website for updates.
Under construction Under construction, Restrooms Restrooms, Camping Camping, Picnic area Picnic area, Historic attraction Historic attraction

Distances between Access points

0.13 mile from Naylor Park to US 84
1.14 miles from Hotchkiss Road to Naylor Park
3.58 miles from Sasser Landing to Jennings Bluff Launch
10.26 miles from Statenville Boat Ramp to Sasser Landing
11.63 miles from US 84 to Mayday
12.66 miles from Rowetown Church Cemetery to GA 135 Atkinson
13.64 miles from Mayday to Statenville Boat Ramp
13.83 miles from Lanier Park to Hotchkiss Road
16.51 miles from GA 168 (Berrien Beach) to Lanier Park
16.57 miles from Gaskins Forest Education Center to GA 135 Atkinson
17.92 miles from Jennings Bluff Launch to Gibson Park Ramp
18.26 miles from GA 135 Atkinson to GA 168 (Berrien Beach)
18.82 miles from US 82 to GA 135 Atkinson

Descriptions

US 82

CATEGORIES: Landing

GPS: 31.386279, -83.191609

ACCESS: Yes, Free PARKING

WATER BODY: Alapaha River

ADDRESS: MILE 125.32, Near 9858 US Highway 82, Alapaha, GA 31622, Berrien County

WEBSITE: http://www.wwals.net/2014/09/25/alapaha-river-access-hwy-82-low-water/

DESCRIPTION: Concrete strip boat launch on US highway right of way

PHOTO: http://i1.wp.com/www.wwals.net/wp-content/themes/pianoblack/img//2014/09/75c24c35544a3e5f242fff34e515917c.jpg

PHOTOSET: http://www.wwals.net/2014/09/25/alapaha-river-access-hwy-82-low-water/

PHOTO SOURCE: Bret Wagenhorst

OWNERSHIP: Public

DOWNSTREAM: 18.82 miles


Gaskins Forest Education Center ?RestroomsPicnic areaShelterHistoric attraction

CATEGORIES: Access Private Ask

GPS: 31.345454, -83.178356

ACCESS: Ask, RESTROOMS: Flush Toilet, Free PARKING, SHELTER, PICNIC AREA, HISTORIC ATTRACTION

WATER BODY: Alapaha River

ADDRESS: MILE 123.07, 3359 Moore Sawmill Rd, Alapaha, GA 31622, Berrien County

WEBSITE: http://www.gaskinsforest.com/contact/

DESCRIPTION: To promote conservation of natural ecosystems, education focused on forest stewardship, and research related to forest ecology and management., Historic buildings.

PHOTO: http://www.gaskinsforest.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/aerial-map.png

PHOTOSET: http://www.gaskinsforest.com/

PHOTO SOURCE: Gaskins Forest Education Center

OWNERSHIP: Private, GASKINS, MURRAY H SR c/o HEATHER M BRASELL, TRUSTEE, PARCEL 066 1 000

UPSTREAM: 2.25 miles

DOWNSTREAM: 16.57 miles


Rowetown Church Cemetery ?Historic attraction

CATEGORIES: Access Private Ask

GPS: 31.33906, -83.149789

ACCESS: Ask, Free PARKING, HISTORIC ATTRACTION

WATER BODY: Alapaha River

ADDRESS: MILE 119.16, 7 miles east of Alapaha, GA via Moore Sawmill Road, on Rowetown Church Road, Berrien County

WEBSITE: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&GSln=Rowe&GSiman=1&GScnty=392&CRid=2180592&pt=Rowetown%20Cemetery&

DESCRIPTION: Riverbank access via track from back of Rowetown Cemetery on private land: call for permission before using., Historic cemetery.

PHOTO: http://i2.wp.com/www.wwals.net/wp-content/themes/pianoblack/img//2015/01/e268cf037394ee58f908d412f493a23e.jpg

PHOTOSET: http://www.wwals.net/2015/01/18/alapaha-river-deadfalls-outing-us82-south-wwals-2015-01-17/

PHOTO SOURCE: John S. Quarterman

OWNERSHIP: Private, Gaskins Timber & Wildlife LLLP, PARCEL 084 4 002

UPSTREAM: 6.16 miles

DOWNSTREAM: 12.66 miles


GA 135 Atkinson *

CATEGORIES: Access

GPS: 31.303791, -83.053091

ACCESS: Yes, Free PARKING

WATER BODY: Alapaha River

ADDRESS: MILE 106.5, GA 135, Atkinson County side, 2.8 miles south of Willacoochee, GA, Atkinson County

DESCRIPTION: For high water., * For low water go to GA 135 Berrien.

PHOTOSET: http://www.wwals.net/2014/12/08/alapaha-river-ga-135-berrien-county-south-willacoochee/

PHOTO SOURCE: Bret Wagenhorst

OWNERSHIP: Public

UPSTREAM: 18.82 miles

DOWNSTREAM: 18.26 miles


GA 168 (Berrien Beach)

CATEGORIES: Landing

GPS: 31.159076, -83.045554

ACCESS: Yes, Free PARKING

WATER BODY: Alapaha River

ADDRESS: MILE 88.24, N side of GA 168, west side of Alapaha River; float downstream under the bridge to the sand beaches, Berrien County

WEBSITE: http://www.wwals.net/2014/10/20/berrien-beach-ga-168-alapaha-river/

DESCRIPTION: Float downstream under the bridge to the sand beaches of Berrien Beach., The boat ramp is public, but the Berrien side of the river is owned by Langdale Timber Company.

PHOTO: http://i0.wp.com/www.wwals.net/wp-content/themes/pianoblack/img//2014/10/24c9b97326aff36e4f3b49c97a1064ad1.jpg?zoom=1.5&fit=848%2C1024

PHOTOSET: http://www.wwals.net/2014/10/20/berrien-beach-ga-168-alapaha-river/

PHOTO SOURCE: Bret Wagenhorst

OWNERSHIP: Public, Langdale Timber Company, PARCEL 114 1 000

UPSTREAM: 18.26 miles

DOWNSTREAM: 16.51 miles


Lanier Park Camping

CATEGORIES: Landing

GPS: 31.043011, -83.042564

ACCESS: Yes, CAMPING, Free PARKING

WATER BODY: Alapaha River

ADDRESS: MILE 71.73, S side of GA 122, west side of Alapaha River, Lanier County

WEBSITE: http://www.lakelandchamber.org/parks-trails.htm

DESCRIPTION: A concrete boat ramp is located on east of Lakeland on GA 37 gives boaters access to the river. The entrance is on the south side of the highway.’

PHOTO: https://i.ytimg.com/vi/DwgriR9ZqKc/mqdefault.jpg

PHOTOSET: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DwgriR9ZqKc

PHOTO SOURCE: John S. Quarterman

OWNERSHIP: Public, Lanier Parks, Inc. A GA nonprofit corp. with J. Wendell Goodbee as CEO and CFO and Nell P. Roquemore as Secretary. https://cgov.sos.state.ga.us/Account.aspx/ViewEntityData?entityId=882112, PARCEL 030 0038B

UPSTREAM: 16.51 miles

DOWNSTREAM: 13.83 miles


Hotchkiss Road Historic attraction

CATEGORIES: Access

GPS: 30.93669, -83.0406

ACCESS: Yes, Free PARKING, HISTORIC ATTRACTION

WATER BODY: Alapaha River

ADDRESS: MILE 57.9, At end of Hotchkiss Road, Lanier County

WEBSITE: http://www.wwals.net/2014/08/12/wwals-august-outing-alapaha-river-hotchkiss-crossing-lanier-side-to-84-bridge/

DESCRIPTION: At site of historic bridge., Public county road.

PHOTO: http://i1.wp.com/www.wwals.net/wp-content/themes/pianoblack/img//2014/08/7cf2c65157c8e02676fffd84754efb42.jpg?zoom=1.5&fit=848%2C1024

PHOTOSET: http://www.wwals.net/2014/08/31/pictures-wwals-alapaha-river-outing-jsq-2014-08-24/

PHOTO SOURCE: John S. Quarterman

OWNERSHIP: Public

UPSTREAM: 13.83 miles

DOWNSTREAM: 1.14 miles


Naylor Park Under construction; check status on www.wwals.netHistoric attraction*

CATEGORIES: Landing Pending

GPS: 30.92507, -83.03867

ACCESS: Pending, Free PARKING, HISTORIC ATTRACTION

WATER BODY: Alapaha River

ADDRESS: MILE 56.76, US 84, Lowndes County side, north side of road., Lowndes County

WEBSITE: http://www.wwals.net/2015/02/11/naylor-park-boat-ramp-aerial-plan-map/

DESCRIPTION: Sand beach and Lowndes County is building a concrete boat ramp with SPLOST funds., * “Under Construction, please check WWALS website for updates., Not open yet: best estimate September 2015. Boat ramp funded as a line item on November 2013 SPLOST ballot. In sight of historic Atlantic and Coast Line Railroad bridge (now CSX).

PHOTO: http://i1.wp.com/www.l-a-k-e.org/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/2dde0fdce67b8e3950862d86c1c03e2f.jpg

PHOTOSET: http://www.wwals.net/2015/02/11/naylor-park-boat-ramp-aerial-plan-map/

PHOTO SOURCE: Lowndes County

OWNERSHIP: Public

UPSTREAM: 1.14 miles

DOWNSTREAM: 0.13 mile


US 84 Historic attraction

CATEGORIES: Access

GPS: 30.923559, -83.03701

ACCESS: Yes, Free PARKING, HISTORIC ATTRACTION

WATER BODY: Alapaha River

ADDRESS: MILE 56.63, US 84, Lowndes County side, south side of road: turn south onto Lake Alapaha Blvd., cross railroad tracks, turn left, continue to river., Lowndes County

WEBSITE: http://www.wwals.net/2014/08/23/alapaha-river-us-84-endpoint-sundays-wwals-outing-24-august-2014/

DESCRIPTION: Sand beach and steep climb to access road next to railroad. Temporary until Naylor Park opens., Next to historic Atlantic and Coast Line railroad bridge (now CSX).

PHOTO: http://i2.wp.com/www.wwals.net/wp-content/themes/pianoblack/img//2014/08/073b2f3fc486082dd86d1cbcb6401a3e.jpg

PHOTOSET: http://www.wwals.net/2014/08/31/pictures-wwals-alapaha-river-outing-jsq-2014-08-24/

PHOTO SOURCE: John S. Quarterman

OWNERSHIP: Public

UPSTREAM: 0.13 mile

DOWNSTREAM: 11.63 miles


Mayday

CATEGORIES: Access

GPS: 30.82827, -83.017179

ACCESS: Yes

WATER BODY: Alapaha River

ADDRESS: MILE 45..87, South of Howell Road, east side of the Alapaha River, north of the railroad bridge, Echols County

WEBSITE: http://www.wwals.net/maps/alapaha-water-trail/sites/mayday/

DESCRIPTION: The land is privately owned, but access is controled by the Echols County Commission.

PHOTO: http://bloximages.chicago2.vip.townnews.com/valdostadailytimes.com/content/tncms/assets/v3/editorial/6/57/657e2cfd-7a08-568b-a32f-36929a10ab25/53e2233455aa1.image.jpg

PHOTOSET: http://www.valdostadailytimes.com/collection_ee699544-8f66-5d97-a6a0-435da3dbb8f8.html

PHOTO SOURCE: Valdosta Daily Times

OWNERSHIP: Public, LANGDALE H TRUST B-1, PARCEL 022 002

UPSTREAM: 11.63 miles

DOWNSTREAM: 13.64 miles


Statenville Boat Ramp

CATEGORIES: Landing

GPS: 30.70426, -83.03275

ACCESS: Yes, Free PARKING

WATER BODY: Alapaha River

ADDRESS: MILE 31.36, GA 94 just west of Statenville, Echols County, GA., Echols County

WEBSITE: http://www.georgiawildlife.com/boating/opportunities

DESCRIPTION: Concrete boat ramp. The only GA-DNR boat ramp on the Alapaha River., Last Alapaha River access in Georgia., Lowest boatable 2 feet, Highest safe 6 feet

PHOTO: http://i2.wp.com/www.wwals.net/wp-content/themes/pianoblack/img//2014/12/2de537020e73ab86b2687803ae198750.jpg

PHOTOSET: http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Alapaha_River_boat_ramp, _Statenville.JPG

PHOTO SOURCE: Michael Rivera

OWNERSHIP: Public

UPSTREAM: 13.64 miles

DOWNSTREAM: 10.26 miles


Sasser Landing

CATEGORIES: Landing

GPS: 30.60071, -83.07326

ACCESS: Yes, Free PARKING

WATER BODY: Alapaha River

ADDRESS: MILE 21.1, From Jennings, Hamilton County, FL, travel east on CR 150; cross the Alapaha River; turn left onto NW 72 Court and follow to river., Hamilton County

WEBSITE: http://www.wwals.net/maps/alapaha-water-trail/sites/alapahoochee-launch/

DESCRIPTION: Concrete boat ramp on dirt road., Also known as Alapahoochee Launch. Just south of confluence with Alapahoochee River.

PHOTO: http://www.wwals.net/wp-content/themes/pianoblack/img//2015/02/10984259_648562041937196_6324400478789334872_n-big.jpg

PHOTOSET: http://www.wwals.net/?attachment_id=6521

PHOTO SOURCE: Deanna Mericle

OWNERSHIP: Public, Suwannee River Water Management District, PARCEL 3624-010

UPSTREAM: 10.26 miles

DOWNSTREAM: 3.58 miles


Jennings Bluff Launch Camping

CATEGORIES: Access

GPS: 30.579864, -83.039308

ACCESS: Yes, CAMPING: Primitive, Free PARKING

WATER BODY: Alapaha River

ADDRESS: MILE 17.52, From Jennings, Hamilton County, FL, travel south on US 41 to NW 25 Lane; turn left; travel east to NW 82 Court and the entrance into the Suwannee River Water Management District’s Jennings Bluff tract; turn left and follow road to canoe launch., Hamilton County

WEBSITE: http://www.srwmd.state.fl.us/DocumentCenter/Home/View/1224

DESCRIPTION: Wooden steps down to river from parking area, Last Alapaha River access before Suwannee River.

PHOTO: http://qpublic6.qpublic.net/cgi-bin/mapserv56?map=/qpub1/maps/fl/hamilton/parcel4.map&mode=map&layers=parcels+roads+aerials+copyright+counties+cities&layer=qparcel_print&parcel=3221-000&mapsize=685%20626&mapext=2429313.3247259%20572749.40545509%202429677.5729287%20573082.28045509

PHOTOSET: http://qpublic6.qpublic.net/cgi-bin/mapserv56?map=/qpub1/maps/fl/hamilton/parcel4.map&mode=map&layers=parcels+roads+aerials+copyright+counties+cities&layer=qparcel_print&parcel=3221-000&mapsize=685%20626&mapext=2429313.3247259%20572749.40545509%202429677.5729287%20573082.28045509

PHOTO SOURCE: Hamilton County Property Appraiser

OWNERSHIP: Public, Suwannee River Water Management District, PARCEL 3221-000

UPSTREAM: 3.58 miles

DOWNSTREAM: 17.92 miles


Gibson Park Ramp RestroomsCampingPicnic area

CATEGORIES: Landing

GPS: 30.437858, -83.093319

ACCESS: Yes, CAMPING, RESTROOMS, Free PARKING, PICNIC AREA

WATER BODY: Suwannee River

ADDRESS: MILE -0.4, 6844 SW CR 751, Jasper, FL 32052. From Jasper, Hamilton County, FL, travel southwest on SW CR 249 to SW CR 751; turn left and boat ramp is on the right in Gibson Park., Hamilton County

WEBSITE: http://www.srwmd.state.fl.us/DocumentCenter/Home/View/1224

DESCRIPTION: Concrete boat ramp on Suwannee River, aka Noble’s Ferry., Boat ramp currently closed for some months 2014-08.

PHOTO: https://public.myfwc.com/LE/BoatRamp/RampMobile/ImageHandler.ashx?FacilityID=HM10001DU&PhotoID=4591

PHOTOSET: https://public.myfwc.com/LE/boatramp/RampMobile/Ramp/Images/HM10001DU

PHOTO SOURCE: Florida Wildlife Commission

OWNERSHIP: Public, Hamilton County, PARCEL 3620-000

UPSTREAM: 17.92 miles


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