Nankin Boat Ramp

Valdosta, Georgia

Good put-in for an 8.9-mile paddle downstream past springs and rapids to the GA-FL state line on the subtropical blackwater Withlacoochee River.

Concrete boat ramp in 1 acre park. PARKING: Free, PICNIC AREA.

You may see an otter; you will very likely see turtles and many fish.
In the summer you may see the swamp rosemallow that blooms only one day per bloom in June.
In the spring you will see red maple and wild azalea.
Buzzards will follow you, but don't worry: the alligators are more scared of you.
Don't miss McIntyre Spring, on the right, about halfway down.
It's one of only six second-magnitude springs in Georgia, and another is farther along: Arnold Springs.

Paddle times will vary from nope when the parking lot is flooded, very fast if the water is near the highest safe of 10.5' or 94' NAVD on the Quitman (US 84) gauge, or dragging the boat if it's below 1.8' or 85.25' NAVD.

Photos: top, Suzy Hall, John S. Quarterman.

http://wwals.net/maps/withlacoochee-river-water-trail/wrwt-map/wrwt-access/#Nankin-Boat-Ramp

COVID-19

Keep your distance from other people.

Practicing social distancing is essential right now. Follow the advice of the health experts. If your community has asked that you remain indoors and away from others, do so. Heading to the beach should only be considered an option if social distancing practices can be followed. Spending a day in any crowded place is the worst thing we can do for our most vulnerable right now and will counter the efforts to curb the virus’ spread.

For more information, please visit the World Health Organization public resource on COVID-19.

Water Quality
  • Meets water quality standards

  • Current Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on May 30th, 2020. Suwannee Riverkeeper of WWALS Watershed Coalition, Inc. updates the status of this beach as soon as test results become available. These results were posted to Swim Guide on June 2nd, 2020 at 10:21 AM.
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Monitoring Frequency

Nankin Boat Ramp is sampled weekly from January 1st from December 31st.

Source Information

The WWALS Watershed Coalition (WWALS) and Suwannee Riverkeeper staff and volunteers collect, process, and analyze water quality data for the Withlacoochee River.

Water is sampled weekly, year-round. Water is sampled for E. coli. The City of Valdosta samples three times a week down to the GA-FL line, and Madison Health samples once or twice a week below that. Farther downstream, other Florida agencies also sample after a sewage spill. Results are shared one to three days after sampling. A beach is marked GREEN when sample results are below 126 E .coli / 100 ML water. A beach is marked RED when a recent sample result is 410 E. coli/100 mL, or the geometric mean concentration (minimum of five samples) is equal to or above 126 E. coli / 100 ML water.A beach is marked GREY when there are no current results, or there is no available information.Test results are expressed as Most Probable Number (MPN) of E.coli per 100 ml by using the IDEXX Quanti-Tray/2000 MPN Table, and in colony-forming units (CFU) per 100 milli-Liters of water (cfu/100 mL).To report a contamination issue, please use this form: https://forms.gle/ye2FdfaF6UknuxgH7 Or call: 850-290-2350 / send email to contact@suwanneeriverkeeper.orgPlease visit http://wwals.net/issues/testing/ for more information.Please visit for more http://wwals.net/ information.

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Nankin Boat Ramp

Valdosta, Georgia

COVID-19

Keep your distance from other people.

Practicing social distancing is essential right now. Follow the advice of the health experts. If your community has asked that you remain indoors and away from others, do so. Heading to the beach should only be considered an option if social distancing practices can be followed. Spending a day in any crowded place is the worst thing we can do for our most vulnerable right now and will counter the efforts to curb the virus’ spread.

For more information, please visit the World Health Organization public resource on COVID-19.

Water Quality
  • Meets water quality standards
  • Current Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on May 30th, 2020. Suwannee Riverkeeper of WWALS Watershed Coalition, Inc. updates the status of this beach as soon as test results become available. These results were posted to Swim Guide on June 2nd, 2020 at 10:21 AM.
For water quality icon legend, click:  

Good put-in for an 8.9-mile paddle downstream past springs and rapids to the GA-FL state line on the subtropical blackwater Withlacoochee River.

Concrete boat ramp in 1 acre park. PARKING: Free, PICNIC AREA.

You may see an otter; you will very likely see turtles and many fish.
In the summer you may see the swamp rosemallow that blooms only one day per bloom in June.
In the spring you will see red maple and wild azalea.
Buzzards will follow you, but don't worry: the alligators are more scared of you.
Don't miss McIntyre Spring, on the right, about halfway down.
It's one of only six second-magnitude springs in Georgia, and another is farther along: Arnold Springs.

Paddle times will vary from nope when the parking lot is flooded, very fast if the water is near the highest safe of 10.5' or 94' NAVD on the Quitman (US 84) gauge, or dragging the boat if it's below 1.8' or 85.25' NAVD.

Photos: top, Suzy Hall, John S. Quarterman.

http://wwals.net/maps/withlacoochee-river-water-trail/wrwt-map/wrwt-access/#Nankin-Boat-Ramp

Monitoring Frequency

Nankin Boat Ramp is sampled weekly from January 1st from December 31st.

Source Information

The WWALS Watershed Coalition (WWALS) and Suwannee Riverkeeper staff and volunteers collect, process, and analyze water quality data for the Withlacoochee River.

Water is sampled weekly, year-round. Water is sampled for E. coli. The City of Valdosta samples three times a week down to the GA-FL line, and Madison Health samples once or twice a week below that. Farther downstream, other Florida agencies also sample after a sewage spill. Results are shared one to three days after sampling. A beach is marked GREEN when sample results are below 126 E .coli / 100 ML water. A beach is marked RED when a recent sample result is 410 E. coli/100 mL, or the geometric mean concentration (minimum of five samples) is equal to or above 126 E. coli / 100 ML water.A beach is marked GREY when there are no current results, or there is no available information.Test results are expressed as Most Probable Number (MPN) of E.coli per 100 ml by using the IDEXX Quanti-Tray/2000 MPN Table, and in colony-forming units (CFU) per 100 milli-Liters of water (cfu/100 mL).To report a contamination issue, please use this form: https://forms.gle/ye2FdfaF6UknuxgH7 Or call: 850-290-2350 / send email to contact@suwanneeriverkeeper.orgPlease visit http://wwals.net/issues/testing/ for more information.Please visit for more http://wwals.net/ information.

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