Mayor’s Paddle on the Withlacoochee River

Saturday, February 27, 2021 - 9:00am to 4:00pm

Out of an abundance of caution, all event organizers have agreed to postpone the Mayor’s Paddle due to predicted thunderstorms on Saturday, February 6. This kind of weather can create waters that are difficult to maneuver for both experienced and inexperienced paddlers. The event has been rescheduled for Saturday, February 13. 

“This paddle is such a great partnership and fundraiser for WWALS. I am looking forward to a successful event on the rescheduled date, February 13,” said Valdosta Mayor Scott James Matheson. “In the past year we have made huge improvements to our sewer system infrastructure showing our commitment to preventing any issues that may impact our Withlacoochee River. I invite everyone to come out to the event later this month and join us for a day of fellowship on the river!”  

The location and other details have not changed for this event, it will be run as originally planned. Event information can be reviewed below. We appreciate your understanding and apologize for any inconveniences.

When: Gather 9 AM, launch 10 AM, end 4 PM, Saturday, February 27, 2021 

Put-In: Troupville Boat Ramp, 19664 Valdosta Hwy, Valdosta, GA 31602: on GA 133 off I-75 exit 18. in Lowndes County. 

GPS: 30.851842, -83.346536 

Take Out: Spook Bridge, west from Valdosta on US 84, left onto Ousley Road, right onto Old Quitman Highway, stop at the gate. 

Thanks to The Langdale Company for access through their private property to Spook Bridge for this outing and water quality testing. 

Bring: the usual personal flotation device, boat, paddles, food, drinking water, warm clothes, and first aid kit. Also, trash pickers and trash bags: every WWALS outing is also a cleanup. 

Free: This outing is free to WWALS members and $10 (ten dollars) for non-members. You can pay the $10 at the outing or online: 

For more WWALS outings and events as they are posted, see the WWALS calendar or the WWALS outings and events web page. 

Troupville Boat Ramp