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Trip report: Oct. 2015

Otter Creek... Wild and Remote Paddling in North Florida

Access is from the convergence with the Waccasassa River. A quiet, scenic paddle with cypress and palm trees - tidal with some shelter from the wind. Distance depends on water levels and tide.

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Distance: About 10 miles (2-3 navigable)
Location: Levy County (Gulf Hammock, east of Cedar Key)
Difficulty: Moderate to Difficult
Tidal: Yes
Launch points: Waccasassa River Park boat ramp (CR 326 off US 19) (See map)
Nearby points of interest: Cedar Key, Crystal River, Waccasassa Bay Preserve State Park

Rentals/Outfitters/Tours:

None

Otter Creek... Comments and Photos

Paddling at Otter Creek

Upstream from the convergence with the Waccasassa River. We paddled as the tide was coming in - it appears this can have a swift tidal current, so plan your trip accordingly. The first two miles are easily navigable, further upstream the creek narrows and eventually becomes impassable.

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