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Florida Panhandle in Florida

A self-supported trip created by guest-paddler

Trip Overview

Six members of Prairie State Canoe Club paddled 4 rivers in the Panhandle, and The Shoal, Blackwater, Perdido, Sweetwater/Juniper. After eight inches of rain the rivers were in low flood, but all were quite easily paddelable. The Upper ends of the Perdido and the Sweetwater had numerous pullovers but after a couple of miles both were very beautiful trips.


We camped at Blackwater River State Park which is centrally located for all of these rivers. The campground is very nice.


Directions can be obtained from Canoeing Florida. Even with the book, it is essential to have the DeLorme Atlas because several of the put ins and take outs are from very obscure roads.

Trip Details

  • Trip Duration: Day Trip
  • Sport/Activity: Canoeing
  • Skill Level: Intermediate
  • Water Type: River/Creek (Up to Class II)

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