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Wacissa River Canoe Trail

The Wacissa River Canoe Trail is officially designated as part of Florida’s Statewide System of Greenways and Trails. The trail is a clear, spring-fed stream. Wildlife is abundant along this narrow, fairly swift trail. Warblers sing in the trees and wading birds search for food along the river. There are numerous tributaries, some of which loop back to the main channel, and some of which melt away into the swamp, which skirts the stream. Dense woodlands border the river. The trail ends several hundred yards upstream on the Aucilla River at Nutall Rise Landing.

Major Activities: Paddling

Counties: Jefferson
Mileage: 14
Skill Level: Beginner
Difficulty: Easy for much of the river. However, please see Notes and Precautions regarding lower section.
Usual Current: Average (2-3 mph)

Notes and Precautions
The lower section of the river from Goose Pasture to the entrance to the slave canal can be extremely difficult to follow. Stay on the right side of the river after the Goose Pasture access. After approximately one mile, look for the canal to the far right. Camping is available at Goose Pasture.