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The Suwannee River winding its way under trees overhanging the banks.
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Due to rising river levels we will not be taking reservations for the river camps until further notice. Water levels on some portions of the river have reached a stage that is considered unsafe for recreation. Water levels on the Suwannee River can fluctuate rapidly, creating navigational hazards for unsuspecting boaters, such as floating debris, submerged rocks and stumps and new shoaling conditions. We want everyone to be safe. We are advising paddlers to consider some of the following parks for their paddling adventures. Ichetucknee Springs State Park, Rainbow Springs State Park, Silver Springs State Parks, Anastasia State Park. 12/30/2014

In contrast to theme parks and beaches lies a rural Florida defined by a river that flows through the cultural and physical landscape of legends and song that tell the story of Florida. That river is the Suwannee, identified forever with the Old South by Stephen Foster's song "Old Folks at Home."

Learn more about the Suwannee River Wilderness Trail.


  • Are you planning a multi-day paddling trip on the Suwannee? Woods Ferry, Holton Creek, Dowling Park, Peacock Slough and Adams Tract river camps are open! Each river camp has 5 raised, screened sleeping platforms, hot showers and restrooms. You'll spend the night in comfort while you enjoy the Suwannee. To make reservations at any of the river camps, call 1-800-868-9914.
  • Our river camps provide a great place to stay for a self-contained river adventure. There is no public vehicle access to our river camps - except for Anderson's Landing in the town of Suwannee. Need more information about our river camps? You'll find a description and overview of river camps, and GPS coordinates and river locations for all of our Suwannee River Wilderness Trail facilities.
  • Safety News Complete this travel plan before starting your paddling trip. Leave it with someone who can contact officials if an emergency should arise. Also leave a folded copy on the dash of your vehicle to help rescue personnel if a search is needed.

    For safety, check the water levels while planning a paddling trip.

    A Special Use Authorization is required before primitive camping on the river. Paddlers should contact the Suwannee River Water Management District for restrictions, access or special conditions
  • Visit National Geographic's interactive map of the Suwannee River Valley to learn more about the Suwannee River Wilderness Trail. Discover the many cultural, historical and recreational opportunities available in this eight-county region.

Outfitters / Supplies Florida State Parks

The Suwannee River Wilderness Trail is a cooperative effort of the Florida Department of Environmental Protection, the Suwannee River Water Management District, and the counties, cities, businesses and citizens of the Suwannee River Basin.

The listing of these private partners is for information purposes only and not an endorsement of that partner by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection, Florida State Parks or the Suwannee River Water Management District.

Suwannee River Wilderness Trail
(800) 868-9914

Florida Department of Environmental Protection
Division of Recreation and Parks
3900 Commonwealth Boulevard, Tallahassee, FL 32399
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