HOW TO USE THE GUIDE:

  • Search by month and/or predominant color of flower.  Search box at bottom of all entries.  Other posts with these words will also show up.
  • Mileage is approximate from boat landing at Womack Creek camp site.
  • RR (river right) and RL (river left) refer to the side of the river as you paddle downstream.
  • To see more posts, hit “older posts or entries” after last entry.
  • We encourage your comments.  Hit bubble to the left of photo and after date.
  • To receive e-mail notices when new plants are posted, hit “follow” on bottom right and enter your e-mail address
  • Recent (11-2017) information about iNaturalist.org web site which will provide a free smart phone application to identify your photo of a living object has yet to be tried.  It comes highly recommended and may be faster than using our blog site to identify a plant/animal you have seen on the creek if you carry your i-phone with you while paddling.  To explain system,  log on to http://www.floridanaturetrackers.com and it will show you how to operate the system.  Hit the tab on the top marsh scene.

MONTHLY POSTINGS ON LOGBOOK:

  • We have, all three who started the blog site, received our Florida Master Naturalist certification in June 2014.
  • Two of us continue to observe the changes on the creek, monthly (except for the months of June through September)
  • To see the recent postings and photos, click on the top bar on “Logbook”.
  • New species, as we find them,  will be posted on the body of the blog.

PLEASE LET THE PLANTS BE:  LEAVE THEM ALONE!

HOW TO GET TO WOMACK CREEK CAMP SITE:

  • GPS:  N30 00.140′  W84 32.399′
  • From US 98 (Carrabelle):  drive north on CR 67 about 6.5 miles, turn right to Jeff Sanders Rd., drive for 7.5 miles to Womack Creek camp site.
  • From US 20: turn south on SR 65 for 5 miles  and turn left on CR 67 south , turn left on Rock Landing Road and drive for 2.2 miles, turn left on Jeff Sanders Rd. and drive 2.6 mile to site.

INFORMATION ON WOMACK CREEK CAMP AND DAY USE SITE:

  • Day use fee $2 per person at Womack Creek Camp site, children under 6 free.
  • Camp fee: through Reserve America is $22.94 for the 3 electrical sites, $13.76 for the tent sites.
  • Amenities:  flush toilet, shower, bring your own cooking and drinking water.
  • This is a “pack it in, pack it out” site.   There is one trash can in the pavilion in the day use area.
  • Nick’s Road primitive camp site has a picnic table, fire ring, no toilet facilities, no water.   Do not recommend it during hunting season (see Tate’s Hell State Forest hunting information for dates of various types of hunting.)   It is a very large camp area right on Womack Creek.

PADDLING INFORMATION:

  • From landing, stay on RR (left), to mouth of Womack Creek .3 miles.  You will be paddling upriver.
  • Womack Creek Camp landing to Nick’s Road primitive camp site is 3.7 miles (7.4 miles round trip).
  • Nick’s Road primitive camp site has picnic table, fire ring, no toilet facilities, no water which paddler’s can use if no one is camping there.
  • About 2.5 miles upriver from landing, river branches, keep on RR (left).  The branch is a dead end.
  • Some tidal influence, will affect water levels on shoreline.  Creek is generally protected from strong winds, usually an easy paddle.
  • Wear or carry your PFD and whistle (required by Florida law).

TATE’S HELL STATE FOREST:

  • 200,000 acres of varied forest land being restored as historical watershed of the Apalachicola and Ochlockonee rivers.
  • Many paddleable rivers and creeks such as:  Ochlockonee, Crooked, New and Carrabelle Rivers, Cash, Graham, Whiskey George, Doyle, Womack, Trout Creeks.
  • Well maintained single site primitive camp sites, many on the rivers or creeks in addition to Womack Creek camp site.
  • Can use showers at Womack Creek camp site while camping at other sites for $2 day use fee.

A Florida Master Naturalist Project.   Created and maintained by Steven Babcock, Ed and Marylyn Feaver toward their Florida Master Naturalist certification.  Continuing maintenance by both Feavers with at least monthly reports from October through May.   Plant verification consultant and contributor, Dr. Loran Anderson, Professor Emeritus, FSU.  Butterfly and dragonfly identification, Sally Jue.  Snakes ID advisor Eric Lovestrand.    All photos have been taken on Womack Creek. Contact:  marylyn_feaver@comcast.net.