The Friends of the Lower Suwannee & Cedar Keys National Wildlife Refuges welcome you to our paddling website.
Paddling the refuges provides a close-up interaction with the wildlife-centered environment that the refuges protect. The Friends designed these 12 paddles to assist paddlers in their exploration of the isolated wonders of the refuges. Most of the refuge areas are accessible only by water, and many only by paddling.
The Overview tab above shows all 12 paddles and provides a description of each. Use it to help you choose a trail that fits your navigational and paddling skill and traverses the type of environment you want to experience.
When you have an idea of which paddles you prefer, go to the tabs for each of them for a detailed map and description of what you will be able to observe along the route. Read the information in the column on the left to learn more about obtaining kayak-ready, laminated and grommeted copies, and about using the paddle panels.
After your paddle, come back here and leave a comment about the route that will help other paddlers.
- When did you go?
- How was the weather?
- Were the waters easy or challenging that day?
- What birds, other animals, and plants did you observe?
If you have photos from the paddle, email up to 4 to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will post them on the page for that paddle.
We are glad you have come to visit our website and look forward to hearing from you.