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Saturday, October 23, 2010

Kayaking the Oklawaha River


Date: 10/23/2010

Location: Fort McCoy, Fl

GPS Coordinates: 29.289747, –81.926763

Julie and I put in at Gores Landing Campground. A nice little campground on the river. They change $5 for day use and $5 per night camping. Not a bad deal. We were a little hesitant at first as there were two high powered bass boats being launched as we were putting in our kayaks. We were hoping that was not going to be a sign of what we would see on the river. Luckily there was nothing to worry about. We only say 2 power boats once on the water and there is no way for boats to travel fast on this river. We did see many other canoe and kayaks on the water, with many of them being part of a boy scout group going on an overnight trip. We paddled up stream for a little over 3 miles and then floated/paddled back to the put in point. A very nice river to paddle. Water is on the clear side as I think this gets fed from the Silver River which is spring fed. Going upriver was relatively easy, there was a pretty good current heading against us, but not too bad and it made it a nice trip back. I would definitely recommend this river to paddle.

Unfortunately, we didn’t get any pictures of this trip, but here is the GPS track of this paddle.

Oklawaha River at EveryTrail

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