April 29, 2023 all-day
Withlacoochee River
Joe Cook

Join Georgia River Network as we explore a 12-mile stretch of the Withlacoochee River as this Georgia-born river winds through northern Florida and past some of the iconic blue hole springs which make the region famous. The route begins at Bellville Road and passes a total of four known springs, highlighted by Madison Blue Springs, a designated Florida State Park that is home to a 82-foot wide, 25-foot deep limestone basin that has been voted the best swimming hole in the country in a past USA Today poll. Past Paddle Georgia participants will remember this route from Paddle Georgia 2019, one of our favorite routes from the past where the clear “blue” water of the natural springs mingles with the blackwater of these rivers fed by the bottomland forests and swamps of South Georgia. The trip is a true spring time treat, and with the just the right weather, the time will be ripe for a dip in one of these chilling springs! The journey is on flatwater and is suitable for novice paddlers. Kayak rentals are available. Registration fees range from $35-$70. Registration opens March 1! CLICK HERE TO REGISTER ONLINE.