Water Trails & Paddling

Withlacoochee & Little River Water Trail

GA Water TrailsWater Trail Information

The Two dozen landings on two tea-colored blackwater rivers in two states, plus Reed Bingham State Park on the Little River and Langdale Park on the Withlacoochee River, with two of only six second magnitude springs in Georgia (McIntyre Spring and Arnold Springs), and in Florida first-magnitude Madison Blue Spring and many other springs all the way to the Suwannee River. 

The Withlacoochee River is one of the few undammed left in this country, flowing in its unruly blackwater splendor for 115 miles past cypress, river birch, oaks, and pines through Georgia and Florida with shoals and springs, including Madison Blue Spring State Park, to its confluence with the Suwannee River. The Little River is also an undammed tea-colored blackwater river below Reed Bingham State Park, which itself is the venue for the annual WWALS BIG Little River Paddle Race. The Little joins the Withlacoochee just outside Valdosta in Lowndes County, the largest population center in the entire Suwannee River Basin.

River Basin
Withlacoochee and Little Rivers

Location
Withlacoochee and Little Rivers

Distance
156.9 miles

Number of Access Points
24

Websites
http://wwals.net/maps/withlacoochee-river-water-trail/

Withlacoochee and Little River Trail Map
http://wwals.net/maps/withlacoochee-river-water-trail/wrwt-map/ 

Overnight Trip Options 

Yes

Classification of Trail
Flatwater with occasional Class I rapids

Outfitters
Banks Lake Outdoors

Blackwater River Guide

CORE

FOSS 

NWXpeditions 

Partnering Organizations
WWALS Watershed Coalition (Suwannee Riverkeeper)  

Contact Information
Jen Hilburn jen@altamahariverkeeper.org

Nearest Population Centers
Valdosta, Tifton, Moultrie, Adel, Nashville, Quitman, and Hahira.

Georgia River Network
Earth Share
Paddle Georgia
Georgia Water Trails
Hidden Gem
Georgia Water Coalition

 

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