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Part of Florida's Greenways and Trails system, the Shoal River is a twisty, shallow and usually narrow sand-bottom river near Crestview FL. Trail starts at SR 285, ends SR 85. Permits are required if you paddle within Eglin AFB boundaries.

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 Date: 4/5/2016
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 Miles: 10?
(Mossy Head Hwy 1087 to Laird R) A friend I've known for 40 yrs told me he had done a 2 day paddle on the Shoal in the late 60s. When he said he was coming from Live Oak to kayak, I suggested the Shoal. It has been 4 yrs since anyone posted a trip here, so we thought we would check it.

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 Date: 4/10/2012
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 Miles: 6.6
(Hwy 285 Bridge) We started this trip with the intention of verifying the put in/take out and condition of this upper most section of the Shoal but we got a whole lot more. Have to admit this would not be for everyone-river was very low-took skill to manuver.

   Read bald56gle's report

 Date: 2/26/2011
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 Miles: 10.5
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 Date: 1/22/2011
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(Laird Road to Hwy 90) Nice shallow waterway with a sandy bottom and lots of side channels. There are even a few small springs off the river some.

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 Date: 10/30/2010
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 Miles: 12.6Photos: 20 
(Shoal River-Laird - US 90) The section of the Shoal River beginning at Laird Road is through natural surroundings with some downfall during the first 4 miles. It has a sandy bottom, some sandbars at low water levels, and many springs and streams entering along the way.

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 Date: 6/26/2010
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 Miles: 7Photos: 5 
(Middle Shoal River)    Read paddlewhit's report
 Date: 9/15/2006
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 Miles: 10.4Photos: 5 
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admin on 9/20/2006 11:14am
Over the weekend I spent a few hours scouting the Shoal River. Hwy 90 bridge (4 miles east of Crestview) and Hwy 85 bridge (south of I-10/Crestview) are easily accessable. Water level good, tea colored. Will try to paddle the 10 miles between.

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