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By Johnny Molloy

Thoroughly up to date, Canoeing & Kayaking Florida, second is the main accomplished consultant to the simplest of Florida’s special streams, springs, creeks, and rivers. attractive and concise but full of rigorously chosen info very important to any profitable Florida paddling event, Canoeing & Kayaking Florida spares readers encyclopedic fluff in desire of functional, no-nonsense details. With increased neighborhood maps and revised river maps, Canoeing & Kayaking Florida is just the simplest and such a lot informative Florida paddling advisor available.

Florida has loads of sand, however it additionally has loads of water—and not only for ingesting. It’s simply average that local Floridians and transplants alike paddle and ply the waterways of this waterway-rich kingdom. after all, Florida’s local Indians and next settlers used the creeks, streams, and rivers lengthy sooner than the 1st plastic kayak or fiberglass canoe took to this watery paradise. within the early Seventies, the country of Florida...

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The Perdido retains its shallow, winding characteristics with sandbars on the insides of turns and alternating straight sections with deeper water. There is more-frequent private access to the river from the east side, a popular section for canoeing and fishing. There are a number of places where the presence of old pilings in the river indicates the location of former bridges. Just before reaching Muscogee Landing, there is an island in the river and a series of closely spaced pilings. The river narrows at this point and runs swiftly through the pilings, giving a touch of excitement to the run.

If you are approached by a landowner when trespassing, by all means be cordial and understanding and explain your predicament (in the case of a portage or lunch break). Never knowingly camp on private land without permission. If you do encounter a perturbed landowner, don’t panic. Keep cool and be respectful. Landowners certainly have the right to keep you off their land, and the law will side with them unless they inflict harm on you, in which case they may be both civilly and criminally liable.

Paddle trips included in this book that begin at a spring source include Salt Springs Run, Juniper Creek, Ichetucknee River, Weeki Wachee River, and Rock Springs Run, to name a few. In other places, springs will flow into or on the edge of the river, as occurs in many places on the Suwannee River. Florida’s springs are among the most beautiful and unusual phenomena that the paddler is privileged to see. There are over 300 springs in Florida, more than any other state in the United States and more than any other country in the world.

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