Kayaking the Dead Lakes in 2014.

Kayaking & Canoeing North Florida’s Coasts & Rivers

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Coasts, bays, rivers, creeks, swamps, lakes, springs- there is no shortage of places in which you can dip a kayak or canoe paddle. In the fall and spring, the temperatures are relatively mild, and saltwater paddling is at its best. When winter arrives, so do strong winds on the coast and chilly water. Freshwater paddling is a good activity throughout the year, and spring fed rivers stay a comfortable temperature even on the coldest of days (and are refreshing on hot days). Amongst the hundreds of miles of accessible waterways in our viewing area are a large variety of habitats, from salt marshes to coastal dune lakes to tupelo swamps and more.