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Over 90 Destinations

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Paddling destinations are organized by region:
1 - Panhandle, 2 - North Florida, 3 - Central Florida, 4- South Florida, 5 - Florida Keys.

Select a region at right or a link below

Florida Panhandle North Florida Central Florida South Florida


Alexander Spring Run

Bulow Creek

DeLeon Springs

Juniper Run

Ocklawaha River

Salt Springs Run

Silver River

Tomoka River


Big Bend Saltwater Paddling Trail

Cedar Key

Steinhatchee River

Wacassassa and
Wekiva Rivers,
and Otter Creek


Pellicer Creek

Potano Paddling Trail

Santa Fe River

Suwannee River

Blue Spring/
St. John's River

Dora Canal

Econlockhatchee River

Blackwater Creek
- At Lake Norris
- At Seminole State Forest

Rock Springs Run

Shingle Creek

Wekiva River

Winter Park
Chain of Lakes


Callalisa Creek

Canaveral National Seashore (north)

Cocoa Beach/ 1000 Islands

Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge

St. Sebastian River

Shipyard Island

Spruce Creek

Turkey Creek


Alafia River

Chassahowitzka River

Cockroach Bay

Fort DeSoto Park

Hillsborough River

Homosassa River

Kings Bay
(Crystal River)

Little Manatee River

Manatee River

Rainbow River

Weedon Island

Weeki Wachee River

Withlacoochee River

Arbuckle Creek

Fisheating Creek

Loxahatchee River
- North launch at Jonathan Dickinson State Park
- South launch at Riverbend Park

Marco Island
- at Caxambas Pass

Myakka River

Oleta River State Park

Peace River

Rookery Bay Reserve
- Shell Point Paddling Trail
- Isle of Capri

Shell Creek

South Creek

Terra Ceia

West Lake Park


Great Calusa Blueway

Bunche Beach

Caloosahatchee River

Estero Bay and River

Sanibel Island


East River

Everglades City/
Chokoloskee Bay


Halfway Creek

Nine Mile Pond

West Lake

Collier-Seminole State Park-Mud Bay

Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge

Turner River

We'll be adding new locations as we paddle them, so be sure to revisit us often.

With more than 1,000 miles of coastline and 1,700 miles of rivers, streams and creeks, many formed by Florida's more than 700 natural springs - plus the temperate climate that allows for paddling year-round - Florida is a paddling paradise. How better to appreciate Florida's natural beauty than at eye level from a kayak or canoe!

See the section More Information for tips on paddling (kayak and canoe) in Florida including safety tips, regulations, an overview of Florida weather, and links to more paddling resources.

Note: We are not paddleboarders, but most of our paddling destinations will accommodate paddleboards as well as kayaks and canoes.

A Call to Action

Water water everywhere! With more than 1,000 miles of coastline, more than 1,700 miles of rivers, streams and creeks, and 700 natural springs, Florida is largely defined by water. Water-related activities are also critical to our state's economy, in recreation, tourism, and jobs. Florida is home to two National Wild and Scenic Rivers (the Wekiva and the Loxahatchee). This natural heritage is a treasure to be maintained, yet our precious water resources are constantly under assault by drought, pollution, development, and agricultural use.

Citizens can help by contacting their legislators at the local, state and federal level and demanding policies that conserve and protect our water resources. Here's a link to find your Florida State representatives.

See a list of organizations supporting and advocating for our
environment, springs, and rivers (in the sidebar to the right).

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Florida Conservation Coalition

Florida Water Coalition

Florida Wildlife Corridor

Florida Padding Trails Association

Save the Manatee Club

Sierra Club

Center for Earth Jurisprudence
at Barry University


League of Conservation Voters

Citizen Support Organizations (CSO's) and other groups working for specific projects or parks are included on our Florida paddling pages, where applicable.