Visits are most pleasant in the fall and winter when there are fewer insects and cooler temperatures. Paddlers should check water levels and condition of trails when planning a trip. Low water levels or an abundance of aquatic plants in summer months can make paddling difficult. Water gauges are located at each landing and at the portage. Levels of 1.0 or higher are best for paddling. Check on current conditions at the City of Tallahassee web site.External Website Hunting occurs on limited days in the fall and winter. Paddlers should wear brightly colored clothing during these seasonal hunts. Avoid the first hour or so of daylight to minimize disturbance to hunters.

Hunters must comply with all hunting regulations
Hunting Regulations and Maps 

L. Kirk Edwards Hunt Calendar - Year-at-a-Glance Adobe PDF
(Calendar does not reflect migratory game bird hunting seasons.Adobe PDF)

Seasons SummaryDates (range July 2014 through June 2015)
Archery (east of Chaires Cross Road) September 13-15, 26-28 and October 10-12
Family Hunt (east of Chaires Cross Road) October 18-19
Archery/ Muzzleloading Gun (east of Chaires Cross Road) October 24-26, November 7-9, 21-23 and December 5-7
Small Game (west of Chaires Cross Road) November 8 through March 1
Small Game (east of Chaires Cross Road) December 19-21, January 2-4, 16-18, January 30 through February 1 and February 13-15
Spring Turkey - Youth (east of Chaires Cross Road) March 14-15 (Legal shooting hours are 1/2 hour before sunrise until 1 p.m.)
Spring Turkey (east of Chaires Cross Road) March 21-23, April 3-5 and April 17-19 (Legal shooting hours are 1/2 hour before sunrise until 1 p.m.)


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