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The 16,500 acre Yellow River Marsh Aquatic Preserve contains a large section of the Florida's Yellow River just before it empties into Blackwater Bay. This diverse ecosystem consists of upland pine and cedar forests, wet prairie and salt marsh.

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 Date: 6/30/2007
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 Miles: 8.5Photos: 10 
A recent discovery and one of my favorite places to kayak near Pensacola is Yellow River Marsh. Itís hard to match for outstanding natural beauty, wildlife, fresh and saltwater ecosystems. Get your GPS, map and compass - you'll need them for this trip!

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 Date: 4/15/2007
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 Miles: 2Photos: 10 
It's been one month since my first visit to Yellow River Marsh. This time, I left the kayak at home (too windy) and hiked in the Yellow River State Park looking for the carnivorous pitcher plant. These plants are amazing and beautiful. Take a look!

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 Date: 3/18/2007
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 Miles: 9Photos: 9 
Searching DeLormeís Gazetteer for a put-in on Blackwater Bay, I found a ramp where the Yellow River dumps into the bay. It wasnít until I got home and a little web surfing I found this spot was smack in the middle of Yellow River Marsh Aquatic Preserve.

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ed on 9/17/2007 10:09am
Susan, no sorry - I've only paddled near the aquatic preserve. I have been as far upriver as the boat ramp at Hwy 87 S and one day intend to try the northern sections.
Unknown on 9/3/2007 6:10am
ED, Thanks for posting the Yellow River marsh. I remember canoing the yellow river, but thought it was more towards Crestview or DeFuniak springs. There it was shallow, narrow, and clear with white sand bottoms and tannin water, hence the nameYellow river! Have you been up river? Thanks for the posting, susan


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