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Wakulla River Canoe Trail

The Wakulla River Canoe Trail is officially designated as part of Florida’s Statewide System of Greenways and Trails. This short canoe trail takes you on a scenic, relaxing trip down the Wakulla River. It is an easy half-day trip. The clear, spring-fed river is wide, almost straight, and lined with cypress trees. Wildlife is abundant. Anhinga, cormorant, osprey, limpkin, gallinule, vulture, and many wading birds can be seen on the river, along with turtles and alligators.

Major Activities:
Paddling
Counties: Wakulla
Mileage: 4
Skill Level: Beginner
Difficulty: Easy
Usual Current: Slow (0-1 mph)

Notes and Precautions
The slow current makes paddling upstream easy for a round trip if you do not want to shuttle. You can continue downstream from the US 98 bridge two miles to the town of St. Marks where the San Marcos de Apalache State Historic Site is located. Take out at St. Marks City Park or paddle up the St. Marks River to take out at the county boat ramp at Newport. Watch out for motor boats on the lower section. The Edward Ball Wakulla Springs State Park is located above the put-in point. Canoeing is not permitted within the park.

Access

CR 365 Bridge – From Wakulla turn west on CR 267, then immediately turn left on SR 365. Travel 3 miles to bridge.

US 98 Bridge – 2 miles west of the intersection of SR 363 and US 98.

There may be access points (both public and private) in addition to those listed here. Please remember that some sites require a fee for launching and/or parking.