Gibson Park Ramp @ CR 751

Jasper, Florida

The last stop on the Alapaha River Water Trail is on the Suwannee River: Gibson Park Ramp, in a county park of Hamilton County, Florida. Much of the year those last 17.95 river miles are dry down from Jennings Bluff Launch. But in the rainy season (winter) sometimes the Alapaha is high and fast and it's a quick paddle to the Suwannee and a very short upstream to Gibson Park Ramp.

The location is also known as Noble's Ferry.

The concrete boat ramp is great for a short paddle upstream under the CR 249 bridge to the Alapaha Rise,
a spring where Alapaha River water comes back up after twenty miles underground and three days later.

Downstream, it's only 4.6 miles to CR 141 Ramp, also known as Suwannee River Campsites Ramp.
Another 2.7 miles (6.3 total) brings you to Suwannee River State Park Ramp,
just above the Withlacoochee River Confluence. There are springs and sinks along the way.

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 January 18th, 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 January 21st, 2021 at 5:47 PM.
For water quality icon legend, click:  
Monitoring Frequency

Gibson Park Ramp @ CR 751 is sampled monthly 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 Alapaha River, Little River, Suwannee the Withlacoochee River.

Water is sampled 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 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

Gibson Park Ramp @ CR 751

Jasper, 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 January 18th, 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 January 21st, 2021 at 5:47 PM.
For water quality icon legend, click:  

The last stop on the Alapaha River Water Trail is on the Suwannee River: Gibson Park Ramp, in a county park of Hamilton County, Florida. Much of the year those last 17.95 river miles are dry down from Jennings Bluff Launch. But in the rainy season (winter) sometimes the Alapaha is high and fast and it's a quick paddle to the Suwannee and a very short upstream to Gibson Park Ramp.

The location is also known as Noble's Ferry.

The concrete boat ramp is great for a short paddle upstream under the CR 249 bridge to the Alapaha Rise,
a spring where Alapaha River water comes back up after twenty miles underground and three days later.

Downstream, it's only 4.6 miles to CR 141 Ramp, also known as Suwannee River Campsites Ramp.
Another 2.7 miles (6.3 total) brings you to Suwannee River State Park Ramp,
just above the Withlacoochee River Confluence. There are springs and sinks along the way.

Monitoring Frequency

Gibson Park Ramp @ CR 751 is sampled monthly 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 Alapaha River, Little River, Suwannee the Withlacoochee River.

Water is sampled 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 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

  Beach Location Water Quality
Jasper, Florida
Lee, Florida
Lee, Florida
Jasper, Florida
Swim Guide
is supported by
* The RBC Foundation

Swim Guide shares the best information we have at the moment you ask for it. Always obey signs at the beach or advisories from official government agencies. Stay alert and check for other swimming hazards such as dangerous currents and tides. Please report your pollution concerns so Affiliates can help keep other beach-goers safe.

Swim Guide, "Swim Drink Fish icons," and associated trademarks are owned by SWIM DRINK FISH CANADA. See Legal.

© SWIM DRINK FISH CANADA, 2011 - 2021