North Florida’s Suwannee River Wilderness Trail (SRWT) starts at White Springs and follows the river for 171 miles to the Gulf of Mexico.
This fall’s 65-mile trip will start at Madison Blue Spring State Park and end at Ivey Memorial Park in Branford. Expect fair fall weather and a downstream paddle, suitable for all levels of paddling expertise.
There is a “lite” version of the paddle, payable by the day.
Paddle Florida events are more than just a day on the water. You can expect great meals, professional guidance, as well as evening entertainment in camp. Paddlers can also choose a pre-or post-paddle shuttle.
Here’s the day-by-day schedule:
Paddle Florida, Inc. is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) corporation organized to support canoeing and kayaking in Florida. Supported, multi-day paddling/camping adventures in each of Florida’s five water management districts showcase the state’s natural beauty and rich cultural heritage while promoting water conservation, wildlife preservation, springs restoration, and waterways protection. Paddle Florida also seeks to promote Florida as an international destination for nature-based tourism.
Paddle Florida scouts trips in advance to ensure waterway conditions and shoreline campsites are safe, comfortable, and showcase nature’s best view. Meal plans and gear shuttling eliminate the need to weigh down boats with food and camping equipment. Florida-based entertainment and educational programming is provided each evening by regional artists, musicians, authors, and naturalists. Partnerships with local outfitters provide paddlers with canoes, kayaks, and other paddling gear to rent as needed. With this level of support, paddlers of all ages and skill levels can explore and enjoy the REAL Florida!