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Paddle Florida


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Paddle Florida, Inc. is a non-profit organization that seeks to promote awareness of water conservation, wildlife preservation, springs restoration, and waterways protection in Florida.  To fulfill this mission, we stage annual multi-day paddling trips in each of Florida's five water management districts.  We seek to instill a 'water ethic' by showcasing Florida's vulnerable waterways.  We hope that those who attend our events will come away with a deeper appreciation of our natural resources.

Established in 2007, we hosted our first trip on the Suwannee River Wilderness Trail in March 2008.  Since that time, we have expanded to host events on the Withlacoochee, Peace, Wekiva, St. Johns, and Ochlockonee Rivers, as well as the coastal waterways of the Florida Keys and the Calusa Blueway in southwest Florida.  More information can be found by visiting the website at

  • Activities:
  • Birding, Camping, Canoeing
  • Amenities:
  • Food/Beverage Service, Outfitter,
  • Average Visit Time:
  • Multi-day,


Suwannee River Wilderness Trail

October 22, 2015 - October 27, 2015
Celebrate Florida's version of autumn on its most iconic river as well as one of its beautiful tributaries. The trip spans 69 miles of the Suwannee and Withlacoochee Rivers and offers paddlers an opportunity to enjoy dozens of clear blue springs along the way. Paddle Florida is a non-profit corporation that promotes water conservation, wildlife preservation, springs restoration, and waterways protection via fun and educational multi-day paddling trips in Florida's most spectacular river and coastal environments. Paddle Florida staff takes care of everything but the actual paddling on their trips, which include shuttles for people, boats, a ...Read More>> d camping gear; meals; and evening entertainment and educational programs. They'll even light the campfire! Read Less