WWALS Watershed Coalition advocates for conservation and stewardship of the Withlacoochee, Willacoochee, Alapaha, Little, Santa Fe, and Suwannee River watersheds in south Georgia and north Florida through education, awareness, environmental monitoring, and citizen activities.
This Sunday afternoon, Oct 26th at 2PM:
where the Dead River meets the Alapaha River and goes underground
at the Dead River Sink, aka the Alapaha Sink.
Park on SRWMD’s Jennings Bluff Tract and walk in with WWALS
to see what Samuel Taylor Coleridge dreamed as
“Where Alph, the sacred river, ran
Through caverns measureless to man
Down to a sunless sea.”
No boat required: this is a walking outing.
…the hike to the sink does have some steep parts, especially if
you go the scenic route, which I recommend. The area around the sink
itself is kind of steep with slick mud/clay. So wear good shoes for
hiking. There were only a few Mosquitos. The area is beautiful and
worth the effort.
Come see where the Alapaha River goes underground, near Jennings, in Hamilton County, Florida, 2PM, Sunday, October 26th, 2014.
This is a walking outing; no boats required.
Directions to the parking area:
Take I-75 south to State Road 6 in Florida. Go east (left) to US 41.
Go north (left) about one mile. Turn right on NW 76th Terrace and go
a mile. Turn right on NW 25th Lane and go about a mile.
Turn left at
the Jennings Bluff Tract sign and go .9 mile. It dead ends at the
parking area. That road is gravel and dirt and kinda bumpy. The
parking area can probably hold ten vehicles at least.