Tag: <span>Suwannee River</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

Suwannee River – Owens Spring to Patrician Oaks Boat Ramp

Ready for the Suwannee RiverThe Suwannee River is a federally designated wild blackwater river, flowing 246 miles from the Okefenokee Swamp in Georgia through Florida to the Gulf of Mexico. The river is characterized by its swamps, high limestone banks, hardwood hammocks, and marshes. The river’s limestone outcroppings and a drop in elevation create Florida’s only whitewater rapids at Little Shoals and Big Shoals located several miles upstream from the city of White Springs…James

Suwannee River – Rock Bluff Spring

Rock Bluff SpringRock Bluff Spring is located in Gilchrist County just northwest of Bell, Fl. Once only accessible by boat, the Spring is now part of the A. H. Anderson Jr. Memorial Park, opened at the end of May 2019. This 2nd Magnitude Spring has several vents and is characterized by the beautiful Cypress trees around the spring pool as well as the larger Cypress along the spring run…James