Blackwater River Paddling Trail
This designated paddling trail winds through the unspoiled Blackwater River State Forest. With coffee coloured waters, white sandbars and a thick canopy of trees over the river, this scenic spot is the perfect place for camping, picnicking and relaxing with family and friends.
Blackwater River State Park
This is a popular destination for kayakers, canoeists and fishing enthusiasts and offers an excellent range of opportunities for outdoor activities of every kind. With soft sand underfoot, the river is perfect for swimming and paddling, while the shaded campsites just a short walk from the river banks are an excellent place to stay the night. There are also more than 600 acres of undisturbed forest to enjoy, with trails for hikers of every fitness level.
Fred Gannon Rocky Bayou State Park
This 357-acre state park is a popular choice for walkers, campers and fishermen and is noted for its diverse animal life and mature sand pine forest. Visitors can fish along the saltwater shoreline in Rocky Bayou Aquatic Preserve or within the freshwater Puddin Head Lake.
Shoal River Paddling Trail
The gold-tinted Shoal River is every nature lover’s dream. You’ll be able to paddle easily upstream as the river winds its way through the sandy hills and broad sandbars. All this is surrounded by a forest of maple, birch, oak and cypress trees.
Yellow River Trail
Due to its high elevation, the upper Yellow River can flow quickly with high sand banks and hardwood forests framing the waterway. As you progress further downstream, the river deepens and slows as it passes through cypress and gum swamps, making this a great place to experience the ecological diversity of the area.
Named after Timpoochee Kinnard, the most influential Indian Chief of the Euchee Indians, this paved trail runs parallel to the beautiful beaches and emerald seas of the Gulf, offering stunning views and taking in seven nearby beach communities. As you stroll, you’ll be able to enjoy the sight of migrating birds, trees and the beautiful wildflowers.