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Chipola River Report
(Christoff Ferry Chipola River)


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Report By:  dcoy    Date: 2/6/2009 
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Entered Chipola River at Christoff Landing and kayaked down river to Florida Caverns State Park.

My Report:

My brother-in-law, myself, and a friend from work arrived at Christoff Landing at 8:00 a.m. 2-6-2009. The weather was clear with a blue bird sky and 30 degrees. Three guys with Friday off, what could be better. We left a vehicle at Florida Caverns State Park the afternoon before at the boat landing in the park. We paddled our kayak's at a moderate rate not knowing how long it would take to make the 5 mile trip and we completed the run in just under 2 hours. No problems and all in all a very easy paddle. We encountered many wood ducks on the way down the river. Really a beautiful river and so quiet out here. We arrived at the end much sooner than anticipated so we decided to paddle back up stream for an hour to Brazzell Spring and spent some tme there. A very serene and beautiful place. Traveled back down stream to the landing and by the way this is where the Chipola runs underground for a quarter mile through a cavern. Not having a submarine, we loaded the kayak's up and headed home. Just a wonderful day. Can't wait to get back out again.

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Location Data:

Difficulty: Easy
Location Type: River
Boat Type: Kayak
Distance (miles): 5
Fees/Costs $: 3.00


Post Date: 2/6/2009

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