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Florida whitewater, Suwannee River

Hamilton county, Big Shoals Tract to US 41 bridge section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS I-II(III)     4 miles
 
I'm Launching from Fargo On October 22nd In a fully loaded canoe. The water Heights is 54 feet. I'm very experienced. Would like to know if I can shoot those Rapids Says Kurt.Kramer

The location of the class II is at 30.339806,-82.683384 We spent a week on the river about 15 years ago when I was in boy scouts. Starting at the FL/GA border and working our way down. The section of rapids that I have marked are by far the worst but fun.
    I used Google maps to mark the area. Also there is an old building over a spring within the park that you can swim in without much issue that is near the train tracks. A bunch of fun to say the least. Says Michael

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am a lady of 39 years of age and rowed the Swannee when I was a teen. I can not tell you how many times I have spoken about my experience! I treasure this experience so much. We were a group of about 10 and camped and had a great time. Nature taught us from young to respect what God has given us...I thank those counsellors who introduced us to the other side of life and getting fresh air and making making life worth knowing about and respecting.  
Enjoy the river! I am a native Floridian and I love my state! Welcome and please pick up after yourselves and keep the litter where it needs to be...remember yogi ;) Says Susan

the rapids are really cool, they aren't as big as i expected. They are tons of fun if you have a kayak! It's a rather small section of white water. But there is a trail along the side of the river so u can keep going and going. cheers:sammy shepard Says sammy shepard

The Big Shoals Tract to US 41 bridge section of Suwannee River in Hamilton County is 4 miles long and is a class I-II(III) section of whitewater according to American Whitewater.

Suwannee River, Big Shoals Tract to US 41 bridge road map
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OUTDOORS
These outdoors activities are available near Suwannee River.
 Whitewater Near Suwannee River:
Suwannee River, Hamilton County, 1 miles away
      Class I-II(III) - 4 miles long (Big Shoals Tract to US 41 bridge)
Falling Creek, Columbia County, 6 miles away
      Class III - 0.3 miles long (FL SR 131)
 Hotels Near Suwannee River:
Americas Best Value Inn, White Springs , 6 miles away
Days Inn Lake City I-10, Lake City , 8 miles away
Americas Best Value Inn Lake City, Lake City , 9 miles away
Travelodge Lake City, Lake City , 9 miles away
Comfort Suites Lake City, Lake City , 9 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Suwannee River:
Suwannee Valley Campground, White Springs, 2 miles away
Lee's Country Campground, White Springs, 3 miles away
Shady Grove Mobile Home Park, White Springs, 3 miles away
 Public Lands Near Suwannee River:
Osceola National Forest, Florida , 18 miles away
Ichetucknee Springs State Park, Florida , 21 miles away
Olustee Battlefield State Monument, Florida , 24 miles away
 Lakes Near Suwannee River
Casterline Lake, Columbia , 7 miles away
Bell Lake, Columbia , 8 miles away
Lake De Soto, Columbia , 10 miles away

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