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100+ Paddling Destinations... in 6 Florida Regions

Region overview maps are intended to help you to quickly explore other nearby paddling destinations (kayak, canoe, paddleboard) to find the best paddling for you. See detailed maps (with launches), watercraft rentals, and outfitters on the single destination pages. (You can also find destinations listed alphabetically A - Z.)

FL Panhandle... 16 Paddling Reports

Overview, Florida Panhandle

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Region includes Blackwater River, Holmes Creek, Chipola River and more.
View All 16 in FL Panhandle...

North Florida... 16 Paddling Reports

Overview, North Florida

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Region includes the Suwannee River, Santa Fe River, Cedar Key and more.
View all 16 in North Florida...

East-Central FL... 21 Paddling Reports

Overview, East-Central Florida

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Region includes the Wekiva River, Rock Springs Run, Shingle Creek and more.
View all 21 in East-Central FL...

West-Central FL... 19 Paddling Reports

Overview, West-Central Florida

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Region includes Crystal River, Fort Desoto Park, Myakka River and more.
View all 19 in West-Central FL...

South Florida... 28 Paddling Reports

Overview, South Florida

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Region includes Sanibel Island, Oleta State Park, the Everglades and more
View all 28 in South Florida...

Florida Keys... 4 Paddling Reports

Overview, Florida Keys

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For best kayaking, 4 spots offer shelter from wind, all with on-site rentals.
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Our 7 Paddling "Quality Factors"

With so many potential paddling options in Florida from which to choose, here is a list of paddling "quality factors" we seek when narrowing down destinations to explore for our reports.

  • Scenery - prefer natural environments
  • Tranquility - few or no motorboats
  • Wildlife - quantity and variety
  • Clean Water - clarity, quality
  • Unobstructed Waters - no dragging or carrying, just paddling
  • Shelter - from wind, sun, tide
  • Launch - ease of access, parking

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