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Running for nearly 60 miles from Atmore AL to the Gulf of Mexico near Pensacola, FL this LOST river demarks the boundary between the two states. The upper section near Barrineau Park runs narrow and swift while the lower section is tidally influenced.

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 Date: 10/24/2010
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 Miles: 9Photos: 16 
A scenic sand-bottom, black water river bordering Alabama and Florida.

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 Date: 4/28/2010
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 Miles: 8Photos: 8 
(Perdido River at Sandy Landing) This paddle on the Perdido River from Sandy Landing to the Nature Conservancy's Rainwater Preserve was to observe the 7.5 miles of shore line on the eastern bank of the river which makes up the conservancy lands,

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 Date: 12/30/2008
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 Miles: 7.1Photos: 24 
(Barrineau Bridge to The Pipes) Running for nearly 60 miles from Atmore AL to the Gulf of Mexico near Pensacola, FL this LOST river demarks the boundary between the two states. The upper section near Barrineau Park runs narrow and swift while the lower section is tidally influenced

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 Date: 11/27/2006
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 Miles: 4Photos: 3 
"Perdido" is the Spanish word for Lost. Evidentially Spaniards in 1600 knew that Nate and I would be paddling the dark, slow waters of the lower Perdido in 2006, for we were surely lost and totally missed the river and ended up in the Styx.

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paddlesolo on 8/3/2013 10:48am
This update was sent to the membership of the FPCKC. I thought it would be good to post it here so others would be aware of the conditions.

"If you guys are planning on kayaking Perdido River anytime soon.......there is a big logjam across the entire river, just south of Adventures Unlimited. To get across it, you will have to climb, swim thru logs, and pull kayaks over (on the far left side of the river). It took me about 1 hour to get this done. The danger level of doing this is severe, as there are multiple logs that require climbing onto in order to get across.....and these logs all have pointed spears (as I call them) which can result in being impaled if you lose your footing on any logs, or on the bottom (if you can reach the bottom). I was lucky enough to not impale myself and lived to tell about it. Just wanted to pass this bit of info on to your club. Also, I put in at Fillingim Landing (awesome landing site), and made it to Sand Landing (which by the way, was closed). Nowhere in my online research was Sand Landing advertised as being closed. The only way I discovered it was closed is when my pickup partner called, saying there was a pad-locked gate across the road to get to Sand Landing, stating it was TEMPORARILY closed. From the look of things there, it appears it has been TEMPORARILY closed for some time! I wish they had advertised it as being closed when I was researching it online. This would have saved me alot of time. I eventually had to paddle downriver to Seminole Landing. I elected to bypass Ruby's Fish Camp and press on to Seminole Landing. All said, it was a 22.8 mile tip that day. Do you know of any site that I can go to ahead of time that might have more current details on river and landing conditions?"
mustcanoe on 10/25/2010 5:49pm
I was on the Floida Panhandle Canoe and Kayak Connection trip with pnerisaa, and it was a nice outing. I had never been on that section of the Perdido, and I was favorably impressed. You could tell the water was two feet or so lower than usual, but water level was not an issue this far downstream.

We went up some of the side sloughs and found them interesting. There would be more to explore with the water a little higher.
surfsot on 1/17/2009 7:54pm
Hello gpax,
Barrineau Park Bridge is listed as an access for canoes.
http://www.visitpensacola.com/trailmap/28_perdido_river.html
I was curious, since your post is so recent, why you saw so many "no trespassing" signs on the FL side. And was there a safe place to leave a vehicle on the AL side?
Thanks!
gpax on 12/30/2008 8:51pm
Heck no. Just portage our boats and paddle across the water hole ... the water was deep enough.
Unknown on 12/30/2008 7:45pm
Just thinking..... if the puddle is too deep, could a temporary, pontoon bridge be thrown together using canoes and kayaks ?
No need to answer, yakdave's mind works in strange ways.


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