Gopher River

Florida Fisheagles, Suwannee, FL, USA

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Freshwater tributaries of the Suwannee River.

Length:  7.4 miles to end of river including loop through freshwater marsh.  Paddler can shorten the length by simply turning around at any point and returning to launch.

Time:  4 Hours

Skill Level:  Not recommended for beginner paddlers due to length of paddle, and navigational skills required.  Waters are protected along Munden Creek, and Gopher River, but are subject to wind and tides along the Suwannee River.  Advanced navigational skills are required to follow lat/long waypoints thru freshwater marsh.

CAUTIONS:  Paddler should be aware of airboats and motorized boat traffic. Creek are usually passable at very low tides, but may require caution due to fallen trees and mud flats.  Winds stronger than 10 mph can create waves of 1-2 feet along the Suwannee River and are not safe for beginner paddlers.

The following map and trail guide are provided courtesy of Friends of the Lower Suwannee and Cedar Key National Wildlife Refuges.

Click here for trail map and guide.

Click here for trail map and guide.

Disclaimer:  The Original Florida Tourism Task Force (dba VisitNatural Nroth Florida) and the North Central Florida Regional Planning Council do not warrant the accuracy or timeliness of this map and paddle guide or the safety of this trail for use by paddlers.  Paddlers should use this trail only if they have the adequate skill level and dquipment, and paddlers must make that determination.  Paddlers should also check weather forecases and wter levels in advance to avoid any unnecessary danger.  The Original Florida Tourism Task Force, the local governments in which this paddling trail is located and the North Central Florida Regional Planning Council are not responsible for any damages whatsoever from its use.