On Valentines day, Jeff and I rented a canoe and toured parts of the Chassahowitzka River.
Here is the link for a few paddling loops from the campground.
We did The Springs Loop.
7 miles RT
Bring a map~and a GPS if you have it (we didn’t use ours)
Print out the directions from this link~you will need them!
Rated Moderate~we felt it was easy.
I am going to highlight my favorite springs in the Loop.
I think these fish are Mullet.
We had to get out of the canoe and pull it for a while..
Until it couldn’t be pulled any longer…
We then proceeded of foot a short distance to The Crack.
We stayed here a short time enjoying the blue water…
then retraced our steps out to the stream
Onto the next spring.
I think my sickstas would probably like to have that plant growing on the dead tree..
Am I right?
There were what seemed like tens of thousands of Robins in all of the side streams we went into.. Cedar waxwings mixed in.
We saw an assortment of Herons and Egrets.
Brown Pelican preening..
Manatee! We saw several this day.
Crab Creek Springs..
A Beautiful Home…I think their only access to this home is by boat.
We circled around the area and found a few other spring vents.
This vent is heart shaped :)
We then left Crab Creek Springs and paddled to
Sadlly, several people have lost their lives here swimming in these caves.