Ocklawaha Paddling Trail
The Ocklawaha Paddling Trail is 8.9 miles of paddling with several access points. Two access points are located in the Kirkpatrick Dam area, one at the Johnson Field boat ramp. Restrooms and picnic areas are offered at the Kirkpatrick Dam and camping is available at Davenport’s Landing. The Ocklawaha is the most paddled waterway in the county with beautiful, white sandy beaches along the shorelines. Wildlife includes snakes, birds, alligators, frogs, turtles and hornets. The river flows steadily and offers turn after turn with some tight wilderness paddling to keep you alert. It is recommended that paddlers keep to the shoreline and use caution when crossing the channels due to motorized traffic. Due to its scenic nature, the lower Ocklawaha River is a designated Florida paddling trail.