Category: <span>Florida Swamps, Prairies and Wetlands</span>

Okefenokee Swamp – Minnie’s Lake

Okefenokee GatorEver since my first trip into the Okefenokee Swamp, I was destined to return. Back in March of 2019, it was sunny, breezy, and in the upper 70s, and today’s paddle in mid-November offered the same weather. This is such an awesome paddle into the ‘wilds’ of the swamp and offers quite a glimpse of numerous gators. The last trip I paddled to Billy’s Island and today’s paddle, to Minnie’s Lake, will be a first…James

Smokehouse Prairie

The Smokehouse PrairieThe Smokehouse Prairie is a wetland located approximately 6 miles southeast of Hawthorne, Fl and 5 miles Northwest of Orange Springs, Fl. This wetland area is well over 400 acres and is a main source of water for Gillis Pond and Lake Fanny which are on the East side of the wetland…James