Approximately 1.3 miles of frontage on the Little & the Withlacoochee rivers
Confluence of the rivers forms part of the Suwannee River's headwaters
It serves the same gateway function to the Suwannee River as Springer Mountain does to the Appalachian Trail
Part of the Suwannee River Basin, within which Valdosta is largest population center, meaning recreational commerce opportunities
Increasingly important part of Georgia’s water trail system
Offers genuinely “wild” experience within a mile of interstate highway – boating, fishing, hiking, birding, outdoor classrooms
Combined with existing VLPRA land & boat ramp, will be 120+ acre destination park for locals and traveling outdoors enthusiasts
Large enough for both passive and active recreation
Land Between the Rivers is privately owned and not open to the public.
It is available for sale to a conservation buyer.
Send inquiries to LandBetweentheRiversValdosta@gmail.com
74 acres of Greenspace can be available for public Fishing, Water Trail Paddling, Camping, Hiking, Birding, Nature Journaling, Art, Historical Site Interpretation, Heritage Education, Ecological Studies, Watershed Protection, and more!
Site of Troupville, Lowndes' county seat from 1833 to 1860, and home to Valdosta's signature black water, white sand, palmetto thickets
and cypress stands.
Where the Little River joins the Withlacoochee to form part of the Suwannee River's headwaters.
Passive and active recreation -- Outdoor classrooms for arts & sciences -- New Eco-Tourism draw for the area
Offers genuinely “wild” experience within a mile of interstate highway.
Combined with existing VLPRA land & boat ramp, would be 120+ acre destination park for locals and traveling outdoors enthusiasts.
Large enough for both passive and active recreation.
Once sold for private use or subdivided, the opportunities for public use
will be lost forever.
· One-of-a-kind site with established access, close to both town and I-75.
· Leverage water trail and capitalize on economic impact of fishing, paddling, camping, eco-tourism.
· Ecological value of maintaining natural areas for native plant and animal habitat, and flood control.
· Important historic site, and “outdoor classroom” opportunities for all ages in art, science, math, history.
· Aesthetic value of rivers and woods, vegetation and wildlife.
· Health benefits of more choices for physical activity.
· Community pride for preserving historic and natural heritage, public / private partnerships.
People have come here for centuries... by foot, boat, stagecoach, train & now interstate highway. Even the rivers come together here!
Local & out-of-town visitors alike can take advantage of nearby lodging, shops & restaurants. Local businesses can capitalize on eco-tourism.
Reconnecting with nature & the past can enhance the health of future generations as well the environment.
Native Americans were here first, a fact reflected in the Withlacoochee’s name. While written records are not available to document the area's earliest settlements or activities, place names from various tribes are clear evidence of their presence.
Almost 200 years ago European settlers chose the confluence of the Little and Withlacoochee rivers to establish a community they called Troupville. It served as the seat of Lowndes County from 1833 to 1860, and at one time was home to more than 500 people, including family names still prominent in the area. But the town was relocated to Valdosta when the rail line bypassed Troupville.
A shortage of public access to Lowndes' abundant lakes and rivers doesn't stop determined hikers, campers and fisherfolk. While the Land Between the Rivers property has been in private ownership for more than a century, locals daily use the land for fishing, camping, dog-walking and exploratory strolls. This level of trespass shows the pent-up demand for public access to the unique property.
The rivers & their flooplains create a unique environment for flora and fauna.
Recreation - Nature - History - Art - Science
There's always more to do and learn.
Shared experiences create memories,
awareness and appreciation.