Troupville Boat Ramp (GA 133)

Valdosta, Georgia

This GA-DNR boat ramp in a local park, just west of the most populous city in the Suwannee River Basin, is the last access to the Little River and often the first access to the Withlacoochee River, which is only a couple thousand feet downstream. It's about 11 river miles downstream past the Little River Confluence and the clean treated water outfall of the Valdosta Withlacoochee Wastewater Treatment Plant to US 84 Landing, which is the roughest takeout on the WLRWT. Troupville Boat Ramp is also a good takeout after 6.72 Withlacoochee River miles downstream from Langdale Park Boat Ramp. Remember to turn right at the Little River Confluence to paddle those last couple thousand feet upstream.

Troupville was the former county seat of Lowndes County, Georgia, between the blackwater Little and Withlacoochee Rivers.
In 1860 the entire town picked up and moved four miles east to the path of the first railroad, and renamed itself Valdosta..

Directions: from Valdosta, go west on St. Augustine Road west across I-75. From I-75, take exit 18, go west, and when you see a sign and traffic light for Val Tech Road, turn left instead, and that takes you down to the boat ramp.
This is a Georgia Department of Natural Resources (DNR) boat ramp operated by Valdosta-Lowndes County Parks and Recreation Authority, in a 49.36-acre park. Local elected officials are raising funds to buy the 74 acres from there down to the Little River Confluence, to make a combined 123-acre park and to build the Troupville River Camp proposed by WWALS, here at the center of the Withlacoochee and Little River Water Trail. http://wwals.net/2019/11/05/troupville-river-camp-center-of-little-and-withlacoochee-river-water-trail-2019-10-31/

The concrete boat ramp is on a dirt access road, with plenty of paved parking.
There is plenty of room for picnicking, but no facilities.

Also known as Little River Boat Ramp (Old VLPRA), or Troupville Landing (after the name of the old Lowndes County seat), or Troupeville Landing (GDOT). Often called the prison boat ramp after the state prison across the road.

Photo: John S. Quarterman at the start of #PaddleGA2019. http://wwals.net/?p=49589

For more about Troupville Boat Ramp:
http://wwals.net/maps/withlacoochee-river-water-trail/wrwt-map/wrwt-access/#Troupville-Boat-Ramp

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 September 2nd, 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 September 3th, 2021 at 4:19 PM.
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Monitoring Frequency

Troupville Boat Ramp (GA 133) is sampled bi-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 Little River.

Water is sampled approximately weekly, year-round. Water is sampled for E. coli. 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 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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Troupville Boat Ramp (GA 133)

Valdosta, Georgia

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 September 2nd, 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 September 3th, 2021 at 4:19 PM.
For water quality icon legend, click:  

This GA-DNR boat ramp in a local park, just west of the most populous city in the Suwannee River Basin, is the last access to the Little River and often the first access to the Withlacoochee River, which is only a couple thousand feet downstream. It's about 11 river miles downstream past the Little River Confluence and the clean treated water outfall of the Valdosta Withlacoochee Wastewater Treatment Plant to US 84 Landing, which is the roughest takeout on the WLRWT. Troupville Boat Ramp is also a good takeout after 6.72 Withlacoochee River miles downstream from Langdale Park Boat Ramp. Remember to turn right at the Little River Confluence to paddle those last couple thousand feet upstream.

Troupville was the former county seat of Lowndes County, Georgia, between the blackwater Little and Withlacoochee Rivers.
In 1860 the entire town picked up and moved four miles east to the path of the first railroad, and renamed itself Valdosta..

Directions: from Valdosta, go west on St. Augustine Road west across I-75. From I-75, take exit 18, go west, and when you see a sign and traffic light for Val Tech Road, turn left instead, and that takes you down to the boat ramp.
This is a Georgia Department of Natural Resources (DNR) boat ramp operated by Valdosta-Lowndes County Parks and Recreation Authority, in a 49.36-acre park. Local elected officials are raising funds to buy the 74 acres from there down to the Little River Confluence, to make a combined 123-acre park and to build the Troupville River Camp proposed by WWALS, here at the center of the Withlacoochee and Little River Water Trail. http://wwals.net/2019/11/05/troupville-river-camp-center-of-little-and-withlacoochee-river-water-trail-2019-10-31/

The concrete boat ramp is on a dirt access road, with plenty of paved parking.
There is plenty of room for picnicking, but no facilities.

Also known as Little River Boat Ramp (Old VLPRA), or Troupville Landing (after the name of the old Lowndes County seat), or Troupeville Landing (GDOT). Often called the prison boat ramp after the state prison across the road.

Photo: John S. Quarterman at the start of #PaddleGA2019. http://wwals.net/?p=49589

For more about Troupville Boat Ramp:
http://wwals.net/maps/withlacoochee-river-water-trail/wrwt-map/wrwt-access/#Troupville-Boat-Ramp

Monitoring Frequency

Troupville Boat Ramp (GA 133) is sampled bi-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 Little River.

Water is sampled approximately weekly, year-round. Water is sampled for E. coli. 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 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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