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Trip report: October 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.

paddle Otter Creek, kayak, canoe

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



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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