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No, it's not near the Rio Grande on the US-Mexico border. Florida's Santa Fe River flows from Alachua County through the Santa Fe Swamp and eventually meets with the Suwannee River. Over 30 springs makes the river popular with tubers and paddlers.

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 Date: 9/17/2011
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 Miles: 8Photos: 11 
A short but excellent paddle in the waters of a wonderful river.

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 Date: 3/12/2011
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 Miles: 10
(Suwannee/Sante Fe confluence) This article is the third is a series about paddling in this area. Myself and 5 other paddlers paddled on the Sante Fe River from the mouth of the Itchetucknee River to the Suwannee River, then to the highway 340 bridge near Branford, Florida over 2 days~

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 Date: 3/11/2011
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 Miles: 10
(Ichetucknee Springs) Myself and 5 companions paddled and camped near the confluence of the Ichetucknee and Sante Fe Rivers this past week. The water was warm and astoundingly blue. We brought a cold front with us to keep the bugs away.

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 Date: 3/10/2011
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 Miles: 15Photos: 1 
(High Springs) This trip began at the Sante Fe Canoe Outpost in High Springs, Florida. Canoe and kayak rentals as well as transport service and helpful advice are available. Jim Woods and his staff are friendly and reliable. The site is clean with a roomy bathroom and ~

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 Date: 10/11/2009
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 Miles: 13Photos: 9 
From the SR 41/US 441 bridge north of High Springs, FL to the SR 47 bridge is 13 miles of great paddling, tubing, spring-hopping and just having a good time on the river. (Stolen w/slight revision from Ed's report--but if the shoe fits...)

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 Date: 2/28/2009
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 Miles: 6Photos: 14 
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 Date: 7/29/2006
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 Miles: 13Photos: 10 
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whytemike on 5/22/2016 10:56pm
I'm wanting to put in on the Santa fe at the river rise and spring hop to the Suwannee...can someone tell me about how long that would take? By my judgement it looks to be about 30 miles...I will have children with me also, so if there are any hazards I should know about it would be appreciated...
Unknown on 10/15/2009 7:37pm
I've been waiting for the slashpine/paddlesolo report.
The wait was worth it.

Unknown on 10/1/2009 4:30pm
Poe Springs, an Alachua County Park, used to let kayakers stop for a short swim, for free. Now, (9-19-09) signs on the docks advise of a $5 entry fee.
ed on 3/5/2009 7:54am
Dave - thanks for the trip report and underwater shots. On my last visit to the Santa Fe I really wanted some underwater pics now I have them!
Unknown on 2/13/2008 7:17pm
I'd like to comment that a shuttle isn't necessarily necessary for this trip. I've gone up and back from 47 to just past 27.

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