The “Powerline Road” sign is gone.
In 2008, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Consevation Commission excluded vehicles from the very narrow dirt road leading to the Aucilla Sink, where the river goes underground. Both the "map" and "directions" tabs of this Webpage directs boaters to this road. The road remains open to foot traffic, but may become overgrown following the exclusion of vehicles. It's about 350 yards to the sink and another 100 to the sandbar take-out. A representative of FFWCC stated that the road was closed because "There are so many roads in that area and erosion and multiple access points are not favorable for the resource...." Other take-outs exist along the river, but are a bad bet for someone unfamiliar with the local unmarked, minimally maintained dirt roads. In 2009, a map on the Suwannee River Water Management District's Website gives a general indication of the location of access points: http://www.srwmd.state.fl.us/DocumentView.asp?DID=209
USGS now has the Lamont gauge on-line.
Above 7.0' some of the smaller rapids begin to get covered up.
Above 15.0' even Big Rapid gets covered.
Permits are not required for this reach.
We have no additional detail on this route.
Use the map below to calculate how
to arrive to the main town from your zipcode.
Too Low--46.04'; 0.9 CFS
Top of Lost Dog Rapids
N. Elder & L. Norris at Lost Dog Rapids
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