This magnificent river arises in the Okefenokee Swamp straddling the Florida-Georgia border. It’s massive flow is fed by over 197 pristine freshwater springs and unnumbered creeks and tributaries. Lying in Florida’s Big Bend section between the peninsula and the panhandle, it is one of nature’s dividing lines between subtropical southern Florida and the more conventional northerly environments. Managed by the Suwannee River Water Management District, it offers a variety of recreational activities, such as fishing, boating, swimming, hiking, biking, horseback riding, and limited overnight camping. All District-owned tracts are primitive by design and in some cases can only be accessed by foot or boat. The District, in conjunction with the Park Service, has implemented the Suwannee River Wilderness Trail, a consortium of public and private entities creating a wonderful paddling experience for everyone. For more information, contact SRWMD, at (800) 226-1066 or (904) 362-1001.
Originally posted 2012-09-21 21:58:11. Republished by Blog Post Promoter