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Paddle Florida

Paddle Florida 2013-2014...

New Waterways, New Adventures!

Kayak or canoe down Florida's wild and scenic rivers on Paddle Florida's fully supported, multi-day paddling adventures.

Stay informed of trips in the making. The April Suwannee River Paddling Festival will close out Paddle Florida's 2013-2014 season, but details about next year, beginning with the Suwannee River Paddling Adventure in October, will be posted soon. Thanks for a great 2013-14 season...and we hope to see you at the Paddling Festival for one more opportunity to dip your paddles with Paddle Florida.

Check out this video from the 2013 Paddle Florida Suwannee River adventure completed in October.

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Past trips... Click the link for trip reports of our past adventures.

Check into our Paddle Florida Lite option if you don't have time for an entire week on the river. You can sign up at a daily rate for up to four days during any of our week-long trips. See the details pages for more information.

Watch this video from VISIT FLORIDA blogger Kevin Mims, then read what he has to say about Paddle Florida in his VISIT FLORIDA blog.

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Watch more of our Paddle Florida videos for a look at some of the adventures on Florida's scenic rivers. We have some great stories of previous trips to whet your enthusiasm for a river trip. More information and interactive maps of the routes are on pages specific to each paddling adventure.

Group rate on our week-long trips! If your group or company would like to make Paddle Florida a retreat with five or more people, please click "group retreats" on the menu item to the left and take $50 off the full registration price for each paddler (sorry, not available on the Keys or St Johns/Wekiva trips).

Paddle Florida is held in cooperation with the Florida Park Service and other organizations dedicated to preserving and sharing nature's Florida, and through partnerships with both the public and private sectors.

Check out the nightly entertainment "'round the campfires" each evening, planned exclusively for Paddle Florida campers.

Join us for the camaraderie and the thrill of paddling Florida's wild and scenic rivers.

Paddle Florida . . . and go with the flow.

Paddle Florida, Inc. is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) corporation organized to support canoeing and kayaking in Florida. Events in each of Florida's five water management districts expose paddlers to Florida's natural beauty and rich cultural heritage while promoting water conservation, wildlife preservation, springs restoration and waterways protection. Paddle Florida also seeks to promote Florida as an international destination for nature-based tourism. Trips feature Florida's most scenic rivers, canoe trails and coastal environments, including the Florida Keys and the Suwannee, Wekiva, St. Johns, Ochlockonee, Peace, Withlacoochee and Rainbow Rivers.

Paddle Florida staff members scout trips in advance to ensure waterway conditions and shoreline camping sites maximize comfort and showcase nature's best view. Meal plans and gear shuttling eliminate the need to weigh boats down with food and camping equipment. Florida-based entertainment or educational programming is provided each evening by artists, musicians and naturalists local to the region. Partnerships with local outfitters provide paddlers with canoes, kayaks and other gear to rent as needed. With this level of support, paddlers of all ages and skill levels can see and experience the REAL Florida.