Some Important Links
Yellow Jacket Resort
55 S.E. 503 Ave. Old Town, FL 32680
Big, medium and small Pontoon Boats, Jon Boat and 17ft Sundance
The Suwannee River winds for almost 266 miles from the Okefenokee Swamp in southern Georgia to the Gulf of Mexico in Florida. When it comes to motor boating (to include Jet Skis) only about half is usable by fast moving boats,
Because of the narrow channels and no gas pumps the upper and middle Suwannee River are used mostly by fishermen. They know when they can run and where. Most motor boats stay down river from Branford where there’s gas and supplies and the channel is wide. It is also safe for pulling tubes or skiers and knee boards, because of the wide channels.
When the water level at White Springs is 55 inches above sea level, (see Understanding water levels) you can go from Branford to Troy Springs which is seven miles upriver, safely. Look out for Coopers Spring, Little River Springs and Ruth Spring, on your way to Troy. Check out my Map of Springs so you don’t miss any.
Suwannee River Management offers a 24-hour automated phone line voice recording of current river levels. To reach the recording, call: (386) 362-6626 (800) 604-2272 (FL only).
As the river come up more of the river is available to boater. If boating in the upper or middle Suwannee use caution, remember your safe course and use it with confidence on your way back down stream. Always boat going upstream, if you have motor problems then you will at least be heading in the right direction. Plan your trip by using my Map of Boat Ramps, and let others know you plans.
Road 349, Suwannee, FL 32692
The 44 foot Miller's houseboat is easy to drive and not as susceptible to rocking. It's also quite comfortable and incredibly affordable. There's room for up to six people to sleep, cook and lounge as you drift along the Suwannee River 1-800-458-2628.
15249 NW 46th Ln, Chiefland, FL 32626
On the Suwannee River. Last stop before the Gulf. Check out the Pontoon, Kayaks, and the House Boat. All available right at the Fowlers Bluff Boat Ramp.