By Johnny Molloy

Thoroughly up-to-date, Canoeing & Kayaking Florida, 2d is the main accomplished advisor to the simplest of Florida’s detailed streams, springs, creeks, and rivers. attractive and concise but choked with rigorously chosen information very important to any winning Florida paddling experience, Canoeing & Kayaking Florida spares readers encyclopedic fluff in prefer of functional, no-nonsense info. With accelerated neighborhood maps and revised river maps, Canoeing & Kayaking Florida is just the simplest and so much informative Florida paddling advisor available.

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

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The cottonmouth frequently lounges on deadfall trees, and its coloration makes it difficult to spot. Paddlers should exercise caution when negotiating downed trees or making portages. The coral snake and diamondback are most apt to be found near campsites, especially around logs and thick brush. Use common sense when walking in the woods, never climb on or step over logs without checking for snakes, and avoid walking through stands of palmetto palms or dense underbrush. Alligators maintain a serious presence in Florida waterways.

The streams of the Atlantic Coast drain a long, narrow region that was ocean floor before glaciers covered North America. An ancient dune line forms a ridge that isolates the coastal drainage area from the St. Johns River drainage. The low elevation of this region—less than 50 feet above sea level—means generally sluggish stream flow. As these streams approach the ocean, they develop broad, funnel-shaped mouths known as estuaries. In estuaries fresh water mixes with salt water and ocean tides assume control of the water dynamics.

Turn left, west, on FL 182 and proceed to FL 99. Turn right, north, on FL 99 and continue to the junction with FL 97A. Turn left, west, and continue for 3 miles until the paved road makes an abrupt turn to the right, north. 5 miles to the first intersection with a graded road, Pineville Road. 3 miles. Look for a left turn onto sandy Three Runs Road to reach the Perdido River. To reach the Muscogee Landing takeout from Ensley, take US 29 north to CR 184. Turn left on CR 184 and follow it west to River Annex Road, just before the bridge over the Perdido River.

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