Did the fires effect the upper Suwannee?

I know they burned most of Okeefenokee. Did the burn the river below Fargo? Thinking of a trip there next month. Peace Joel

No fires along that stretch of river
but I heard that it reached the river banks a little further south. Right now would be a good time to paddle from Fargo because it has plenty of water. http://waterdata.usgs.gov/ga/nwis/uv/?site_no=02314500&PARAmeter_cd=00065,00060,00062

We have done that stretch between Fargo to HWY 6 Bridge at 24 CFPS and there were many pull overs (too many to count). Another time we did it at 100 CFPS and it was better (only about a dozen pull overs). On the good side, low water means an aboundance of great sandbars to camp on that would normally be under water. Keep an eye out for the dam about a quater of a mile from the Fargo put in. http://i161.photobucket.com/albums/t237/Kayak_Ken/SuwanneeRiverJune302007003.jpg

I have Vetern’s Day weekend off if you are interested in some company.

Still not sure when. I might do the whole thing down to Suwannee. If its around Veterens Day I’ll let you know. Peace Joel

Good info/resources for Suwannee
Check out this site: http://paddleacrossflorida.home.att.net

Click on past trips area.

Group went from Fargo to Suwannee in 7 days this last Feb. Lots of photos and trip report. Read bottom of trip report for good resources such as free maps that will help a lot.


Thanks Dave !
Good stuff!

Putting in on the 5th
Paddling from Fargo to Branford then heading for Everglades for a while.