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Suwannee River

Discover Our Suwannee River

From South Georgia To The Gulf Of Mexico, The Great Suwannee River Flows

The historic Suwannee River that inspired a state song winds its way through scenic parks, natural springs and charming small towns. A leisurely paddle down any stretch of the 170 navigable miles will almost certainly yield an encounter with abundant wildlife. This famous river is one of three rivers that boarder Suwannee County. The gem-colored waters of the Ichetucknee and Santa Fe Rivers are perfect for a float or paddle any day of the year.

The Suwannee River winds through scenic state parks, natural springs, charming small towns, and Civil War battlefields. A leisurely canoe ride down this picturesque river transports you to a distant past when Native Americans once used it to sustain their way of life. A ride down any stretch of the 170 miles of navigable waters of the Suwannee River will almost certainly yield an encounter with something you may have never seen before, and that includes what lies beneath the water as well. At least 62 species of freshwater fish are found in the Suwannee and its tributaries. Many are small fish, but important to the food chain and the maintenance of sport and commercial fishing. Sunfish and bluegill converge with Largemouth Bass and seven different species of catfish. Because of the introduction of salt water that flows upstream around the Suwannee’s tributary, the American eel is known to slither about but returns back to the ocean to spawn. Fur bearing animals such as raccoon, mink, otter, beaver, opossum, and bobcat, are common in the area as are manatee, owls, and a transplant from Texas you know as the armadillo. There are also more than 250 species of birds that frequent the basin. There are networks of underwater caves to be explored and natural springs to swim and relax in after an active day paddling down this captivating Florida treasure.

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