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This short, pristine river begins at steephead springs on Eglin Reservation and flows a few miles to East Bay. Cypress, Spruce and Titi bushes line river banks on both sides. Very few places to exit boats. Water varies from tea color of Live Oak Creek to

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 Date: 5/22/2010
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 Miles: 1Photos: 4 
(East Bay River at 87 boat ramp) short exploratory up the river and tributaries

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 Date: 5/1/2010
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(Lower East Bay River to Middle) Paddle upstream from Hwy 87 bridge in Holley Florida to A-21 Range Road bridge Eglin AFB. Return back to put in.

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 Date: 5/30/2009
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 Miles: 6.8Photos: 16 
(Upper Section and Live Oak Crk) This short, pristine river begins at steephead springs on Eglin Reservation and flows a few miles to East Bay. Cypress, Spruce and Titi bushes line river banks on both sides. Very few places to exit boats. Water varies from tea to coffee color.

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admin on 6/22/2010 6:16am
LovedTheBook - thanks for your first post! Nice to see a location from NW FLA.
Unknown on 6/21/2010 4:31pm
Welcome to the kayaking world, lovedthebook.
Unknown on 5/31/2009 8:00pm
You're sure the leak isn't from a gator bite? Wink


I know its not, saw the photos.
gpax on 5/31/2009 9:53am
In the last year I have paddled 50 to 60 times from Styx River to Sanibel Island. I have paddled over huge stingrays, dolphins, manatees, river otters, large redfish, alligator gar and lots of snakes including two rattlesnakes but until now I had not seen one gator. What is ironic is that Jim was between me and the gator so I could not get a single picture before it disappeared. Granted lots of times I was with groups but just Chris and I did the Chaz, Withlacoochee, Crystal River and Rainbow River.

My boat cracked between the seat and the scupper drain holes just in front of the seat. First on the left side and now on Saturday on the right hand side. It is now allowing water on the deck to get into in the bilges. We get to see how well Heritage guarantees their Redfish. I am afraid to paddle it again on a trip.
paddlesolo on 5/31/2009 6:38am
That gator is only the first on many more you will see as you keep paddling in Florida, especially in the warmer months. I know it was on your "bucket list".


Location by gpax, last updated on 6/28/2010.
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