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Florida's Designated Paddling Trails


Paddling Trails Overview

Setting GPS Location Format

Florida Trail Adventure Combos

Paddling Trail Videos

Florida Circumnavigational Saltwater Paddling Trail (CT)

Saltwater Paddling in Florida State Parks

Minimum Flows for Paddling Trails

Florida Paddlesports Program

Day Trip Paddling Tips and Safety Recommendations

Long Distance Paddling Recommendations

Recommended Gear and Safety Equipment for Extended Trips

Paddling Skill Levels

Beginner:        Paddle 1-5 miles on protected waters.

Intermediate:  Knowledge of basic strokes and rescue techniques. Paddle 5-10 miles.

Advanced:       Experienced paddlers. Can paddle more than 10 miles in a day.

American Canoe Association skill levels


Northwest Paddling Trails

Park/River Name Guide Map for Trail
Perdido River Paddling Guide See this trail!
Coldwater Creek Paddling Guide See this trail!
Juniper Creek Paddling Guide See this trail!
Blackwater River Paddling Guide See this trail!
Yellow River Paddling Guide See this trail!
Shoal River Paddling Guide See this trail!
Holmes Creek Paddling Guide See this trail!
Choctawhatchee River Blueway Paddling Guide See this trail!
Econfina Creek Paddling Guide See this trail!
Chipola River Paddling Guide See this trail!
Upper Chipola River Paddling Guide See this trail!
Merritts Mill Pond Paddling Guide See this trail!
Apalachicola River Blueway External Link  
Apalachicola Paddling Trail System External Link  
Ochlockonee River - Upper Paddling Guide See this trail!
Ochlockonee River - Lower Paddling Guide See this trail!
Sopchoppy River Paddling Guide See this trail!
Chaires Creek External Link See this trail!
Tide Creek External Link See this trail!
Mashes Sands External Link See this trail!
Levy Bay Loop External Link See this trail!
Spring Creek Inside Passage External Link See this trail!
Goose Creek Bay External Link See this trail!
Indian Point External Link See this trail!
Port Leon External Link See this trail!
St. Marks River to Lighthouse External Link See this trail!
Wakulla River Paddling Guide See this trail!
Lake Jackson Paddling Guide See this trail!
Wacissa River Paddling Guide See this trail!
Aucilla River Paddling Guide See this trail!

North-Central Paddling Trails

Park/River Name Guide Map for Trail
Big Bend Saltwater Paddling Trail External Link  
Steinhatchee River Paddling Guide See this trail!
Withlacoochee River-North Paddling Guide See this trail!
Suwannee River Wilderness Trail External Link  
Santa Fe River Paddling Guide See this trail!
Ichetucknee River Paddling Guide See this trail!
Potano Paddling Trail External Link  
St. Mary's River Paddling Guide See this trail!
Lake County Blueways External Link  
Withlacoochee Gulf Preserve External Link  

Withlacoochee River-South

Paddling Guide See this trail!

North-East Paddling Trails

Park/River Name Guide Map for Trail
Putnam County Blueways External Link  
Pellicer Creek Paddling Guide See this trail!
Bulow Creek Paddling Guide See this trail!
Tomoka River Paddling Guide See this trail!
Spruce Creek Paddling Guide See this trail!
St. Johns River Blueway External Link (temporarily broken)  
Wekiva River/Rock Springs Run Paddling Guide See this trail!
Econlockhatchee River Paddling Guide See this trail!

South-East Paddling Trails

Park/River Name Guide Map for Trail
Indian River Lagoon and St. Lucie River Paddling Trails External Link  

Loxahatchee River

Paddling Guide See this trail!
Jupiter Waterway Trail External Link  
Shingle Creek External Link  
Buster Island (Lake Kissimmee State Park)  Paddling Guide See this trail!
Whiskey Creek Paddling Guide See this trail!

South-West Paddling Trails

Park/River Name Guide Map for Trail
Charlotte County Blueways External Link  
Peace River Paddling Guide See this trail!
Hickey Creek Paddling Guide See this trail!
Estero Bay and River Paddling Guide See this trail!
Great Calusa Blueway External Link  
Blackwater/Royal Palm Hammock Paddling Guide See this trail!
Pithlachascotee River Paddling Guide See this trail!
Hillsborough River Paddling Guide See this trail!
Alafia River Paddling Guide See this trail!
Little Manatee River Paddling Guide See this trail!
Paddle Manatee External Link  
Upper Manatee River Paddling Guide See this trail!

3900 Commonwealth Blvd.  M.S. 795  Tallahassee, FL  32399-3000
For paddling questions, contact Doug Alderson: doug.alderson@dep.state.fl.us; 850-245-2061

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July 6, 2018 - 8:27am

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