Water Trails & Paddling
Withlacoochee & Little River Water Trail
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 which joins the Withlacoochee just outside Valdosta in Lowndes County, the largest population center in the entire Suwannee River Basin.
The Withlacoochee and Little River Water Trail has 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.
Withlacoochee and Little Rivers
Number of Access Points
Withlacoochee and Little River Trail Interactive Map
Overnight Trip Options
Classification of Trail
Flatwater with occasional Class I rapids
Banks Lake Outdoors
Blackwater River Guide
CORE (Valdosta State Univ. Center for Outdoor Recreation Experiences)
Moody Airforce Base Equipment Rental
WWALS Watershed Coalition (Suwannee Riverkeeper)
Nearest Population Centers
Valdosta, Tifton, Moultrie, Adel, Nashville, Quitman, and Hahira.
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