Category Archives: Canoeing

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Kayaking on the Upper Chipola River at Florida Caverns State Park

  The upper Chipola River is an easy out-and-back paddle beginning at the Chipola River Sink boat ramp within Florida Caverns State Park near Marianna. The river’s name comes from the Choctaw Indian language and translates as “sweet water,” and … Continue reading

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Canoeing on Rocky Creek and Rocky Bayou, Niceville, Fla

  Florida’s Fred Gannon Rocky Bayou State Park, located on Hwy 20 near Bluewater Bay and a short drive from Destin and Niceville, is one of the Emerald Coast’s hidden gems. As a kayaking destination, Rocky Bayou State Park provides … Continue reading

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Cold Weather Gear & Tips to Keep You Paddling Year-round

  When the icy fingers of winter descend many paddlers wind up retiring their canoes and kayaks to the dark recesses of the garage until spring, but with the proper gear it’s possible to paddle all year long and stay … Continue reading

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Kayaking on Florida’s Perdido River Near Pensacola

  This sand-bottom river was given its name, “Perdido,” meaning “lost,” by the Spaniards who inhabited the area in the early 1700s. This “lost” river begins in southern Alabama and empties into Perdido Bay and the Gulf of Mexico. The … Continue reading

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Kayaking With Alligators

  One of the great things about canoeing or kayaking is it enables paddlers better access to remote places where they can see nature up close and personal. This sometimes comes with an added element of danger, for instance, paddling … Continue reading

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