Langdale Park Boat Ramp

Valdosta, Georgia

Very nice boat ramp on the lazy Withlacoochee River, with plenty of parking in the largest park (178 acres) by Valdosta-Lowndes County Parks and Recreation Authority (VLPRA). Picnic tables are for free, and a shelter is for rent through VLPRA. Although next to the most populous city in the Suwannee River Basin, the downstream paddle is remarkably rural.

"You can spot deer, raccoons, opossums, and a variety of birds including birds of prey such as hawks, eagles, and owls. An array of indigenous plan life includes large oaks, poplars, river birch, pines, and sweet smelling wild honeysuckle and Carolina jasmine."

Be sure to check the water level on the US 41 gauge. Below 113.8 feet NAVD88 (3.5') you'll be dragging over logs or walking. Above 123' (12.7') you can get lost in the floodplain.

It's 3.14 miles downstream to Sugar Creek Landing, or 6.78 miles to Troupville Boat Ramp, including the last couple of thousand feet up the Little River.

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
  • Failed to meet water quality standards

  • Current Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on January 19th, 2022. 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 January 21st, 2022 at 11:51 AM.
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Monitoring Frequency

Langdale Park Boat Ramp is sampled 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.
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Langdale Park Boat Ramp

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
  • Failed to meet water quality standards
  • Current Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on January 19th, 2022. 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 January 21st, 2022 at 11:51 AM.
For water quality icon legend, click:  

Very nice boat ramp on the lazy Withlacoochee River, with plenty of parking in the largest park (178 acres) by Valdosta-Lowndes County Parks and Recreation Authority (VLPRA). Picnic tables are for free, and a shelter is for rent through VLPRA. Although next to the most populous city in the Suwannee River Basin, the downstream paddle is remarkably rural.

"You can spot deer, raccoons, opossums, and a variety of birds including birds of prey such as hawks, eagles, and owls. An array of indigenous plan life includes large oaks, poplars, river birch, pines, and sweet smelling wild honeysuckle and Carolina jasmine."

Be sure to check the water level on the US 41 gauge. Below 113.8 feet NAVD88 (3.5') you'll be dragging over logs or walking. Above 123' (12.7') you can get lost in the floodplain.

It's 3.14 miles downstream to Sugar Creek Landing, or 6.78 miles to Troupville Boat Ramp, including the last couple of thousand feet up the Little River.

Monitoring Frequency

Langdale Park Boat Ramp is sampled 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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