Sullivan Launch (CR 150)

Pinetta, Florida

This the first public access point in Florida to the blackwater Withlacoochee River.
Sullivan launch is a concrete launch with free parking and a picnic area, but not picnic tables.
It is south of the river bridge on Bellville Road (CR 150) in Madison County, Florida.

From Pinetta, Madison County, FL, travel east on CR 150; turn right at the bridge and follow road to launch. Also known as CR 150 Bridge Launch (FDEP). In Twin Rivers State Park.

Downstream it's 8.8 miles or about 4.4 miles to paddle to Florida Campsites Ramp.
First thing you'll see is the twisted remains of the old Bellville Bridge, and on the right bank the Pinetta gauge.

Lowest boatable 52.5? (6.0?), Highest safe 59? (12.5?), Gauge Pinetta USGS 02319000.

http://wwals.net/maps/withlacoochee-river-water-trail/wrwt-map/wrwt-access/#Sullivan-Launch

COVID-19

Keep your distance from other people.

Practicing social distancing is still essential. Only go to the beach if you are able to keep 6 feet or 2 meters away from others. Follow the instructions provided by your local health authorities. If your community has asked that you remain indoors and away from others, do so. Spending a day in any crowded place is the worst thing we can do for our most vulnerable right now and will counter our efforts to curb the virus’s spread.

Water Quality
  • Passed water quality tests 60-95% of the time

  • Historical Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on May 20th, 2021. 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 May 21st, 2021 at 9:07 PM.
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Monitoring Frequency

Sullivan Launch (CR 150) is sampled weekly from January 1st to 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.org

Please visit http://wwals.net/issues/testing/ for more information.
Please visit for more http://wwals.net/ information.

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Water Quality Graph

Sullivan Launch (CR 150)

Pinetta, Florida

COVID-19

Keep your distance from other people.

Practicing social distancing is still essential. Only go to the beach if you are able to keep 6 feet or 2 meters away from others. Follow the instructions provided by your local health authorities. If your community has asked that you remain indoors and away from others, do so. Spending a day in any crowded place is the worst thing we can do for our most vulnerable right now and will counter our efforts to curb the virus’s spread.

Water Quality
  • Passed water quality tests 60-95% of the time
  • Historical Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on May 20th, 2021. 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 May 21st, 2021 at 9:07 PM.
For water quality icon legend, click:  

This the first public access point in Florida to the blackwater Withlacoochee River.
Sullivan launch is a concrete launch with free parking and a picnic area, but not picnic tables.
It is south of the river bridge on Bellville Road (CR 150) in Madison County, Florida.

From Pinetta, Madison County, FL, travel east on CR 150; turn right at the bridge and follow road to launch. Also known as CR 150 Bridge Launch (FDEP). In Twin Rivers State Park.

Downstream it's 8.8 miles or about 4.4 miles to paddle to Florida Campsites Ramp.
First thing you'll see is the twisted remains of the old Bellville Bridge, and on the right bank the Pinetta gauge.

Lowest boatable 52.5? (6.0?), Highest safe 59? (12.5?), Gauge Pinetta USGS 02319000.

http://wwals.net/maps/withlacoochee-river-water-trail/wrwt-map/wrwt-access/#Sullivan-Launch

Monitoring Frequency

Sullivan Launch (CR 150) is sampled weekly from January 1st to 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.org

Please visit http://wwals.net/issues/testing/ for more information.
Please visit for more http://wwals.net/ information.

Read more
Water Quality Graph

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