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Paddling Trails

Explore the FWC Paddling Trails

Paddler's in kayaks and canoes

Florida is blessed with an abundance of waterways from sparkling lakes, spring runs and blackwater rivers, to extensive coastlines. Canoers and kayakers can choose from easy family floats to multi-day expeditions requiring advanced skills and specialized boats and gear. Florida has it all! Paddling offers anglers and wildlife viewers great opportunities. A quiet observant paddler can enjoy excellent wildlife viewing from an on-the-water perspective. Explore the great trails on our wildlife management area system at the links below and grab your paddle to create your own adventure.

Apalachicola River Wildlife and Environmental Area Paddling Trail System

Lake Lafayette Passage (L. Kirk Edwards Wildlife and Environmental Area)

Fisheating Creek Wildlife Management Area

The Rivers of AWE: Aucilla, Wacissa, Econfina (Aucilla Wildlife Management Area)*

Big Bend Saltwater Paddling Trail (Big Bend Wildlife Management Area)*

*Map guides available

A Gateway to Conservation

There are numerous ways for boaters and paddlers to help expand our knowledge of Florida’s fish and wildlife and to assist the FWC with research and management efforts.  Find out more about becoming a Citizen Scientist.

As a paddler, you can also help to protect Florida's fish and wildlife. Just remember to Stash the Trash!