Peace River Paddle Sports and Adventures
Paddle the Peace River Today! The beautiful Peace River gets its start in the Green Swamp just north of Lakeland and Winter Heaven in central Florida. It flows as small creeks and streams into Lake Hancock in the Bartow area. From there it flows south as the Peace River, through small rural towns like Ft. Meade, Bowling Green, Wauchula and Zolfo Springs, until it reaches Charlotte Harbor estuary on the west coast of Florida. The Peace River Canoe Trail begins at the canoe launch just off of Hwy 60 in Bartow, it ends in Arcadia. This is wilderness paddling at its best. As you float downstream in your canoe, kayak or standup paddle board you will pass through some of the most beautiful parts of Florida. Moss draped oak trees, cypress and cabbage palms line the banks. Wildlife is abundant with deer, river otters, bald eagles, ospreys and the well-respected alligator frequently seen along the banks. The river passes through an area of Florida known to geologists as Bone Valley, because of the many fossils that are found in the river bed. Fossil hunters come from all parts of the world to look for these ancient treasures. Fishing is great on the river as well, with largemouth bass, cat fish and the occasional snook caught by avid fisherman. Camping is a popular activity along the Peace River also. With numerous places to wilderness camp along the way, the paddler has many opportunities to enjoy the quiet and solitude of the great outdoors. Here at Peace River Paddle Sports (PRPS) we are not just here to rent you a kayak, canoe or paddle board. We are true paddlers with over 30 years of experience paddling the Peace River. As American Canoe Association certified kayak and SUP instructors we offer instruction for the novice as well as the experienced paddler. Our commitment is to help you have the best trip possible on the Peace River. We are located in the beautiful Pioneer Park in Zolfo Springs Florida, an easy drive from Kissimmee, Orlando, Tampa and Sarasota. At PRPS we focus on the upper portion of the Peace River from Homeland Park in Polk County to Gardner in the southern part of Hardee County. As outfitters we provide you with all the equipment and gear you will need for an enjoyable trip on the river. We have short as well as longer day trips and overnight, multi-day trips for your choosing. We also offer shuttle service for those paddlers who have their own boats. We can provide you with a professional guide for any activity you might choose. Whether it’s fossil hunting, fishing or wildlife viewing our experienced guides will make your trip a success. Don’t let another week go by without experiencing the wonders and beauty of the beautiful Peace River. Book your trip today!