Paddling on Dunns Creek

Four kayaks are in the water with trees in the background.

Go for a Paddle!

Following in the paddle strokes of John and William Bartram, paddlers can spend the day exploring Dunns Creek, the namesake of Dunns Creek State Park. First explored by the famous naturalists in 1766, the shoreline of the 6-mile long Dunns Creek remains relatively uninhabited, bordered for the most part by conservation land. After a relaxing picnic under the canopy of trees visitors to Dunns Creek State Park can launch from the park’s soft launch or the accessible kayak launch and paddle along the shoreline to either the St. Johns River or to Crescent Lake.

Paddling Tours

  • Launching from the park, the Friends of Dunns Creek State Park offer guided kayak tours along the scenic Dunns Creek. Paddlers may rent a kayak for the tour or bring their own.

Kayaking 101

  • If you are new to kayaking, or need to brush up on your skills, the Friends of Dunns Creek also offers Kayaking 101. Taught by dedicated volunteers, this course will have you feeling comfortable in in a kayak in no time.

Program Schedule and Registration