The Suwannee River runs from The Okefenokee Swamp of Southeast Georgia to the West coast of Florida and into the Gulf of Mexico, some 240 miles of meandering black water – from the Georgia Swamp to the small town of Suwannee, at the Gulf.
Another river on ‘my list’ to venture, why not?
A precursor overnight paddle next week around Live Oak, Fl and the Suwannee 140 mile mark/Holton Creek area will provide me a greater ‘taste’ of the river (even shuttle info, etc.) – Live Oak’s about half way down the river.
So camping on the river three nights next week (3/24-27) with about 6 other folks from SC will prepare me for ten the last week in March.
The Suwannee at Cone Bridge (186.5 rm) has seemed a natural stop for me when I travel old Highway 441 to Florida, which I do a couple times a year. On more than one occasion this particular landing has been so inviting that I simply stayed right there for the night – Cone Bridge Landing.
This particular Outward Bound group was ‘breaking camp’ on one of my stops (Nov 09), about 5 canoes – my interest was with/how their canoe’s were packed. There is a 1000′ portage a few miles down river from this point at Big Shoals – a class III rapid before White Springs.
But it’s the kind of place you wake up and see deer AND wild turkey in the same view.
so yeah, I won’t mind paddlin this historic river river – not at all.
“Way down upon the Suwannee River…………….”
Life’s full of little circles just sittin there waiting to be completed.