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Oklawaha River

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Begin at Eureka, FL boat ramp, about 8.5 miles south, upstream to Gore's Landing, and back.

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 Date: 10/21/2013
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 Miles: 10.1Photos: 10 
(Ocklawaha at Rays Landing) A ten-mile downstream paddle from Rays Landing on SR 40 to Gore's Landing. Premiere Florida paddling stream with abundant wildlife and wild flowers. Air boats are used on this stream which may interfere with the experience of paddlers.

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 Date: 7/26/2008
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 Miles: 18Photos: 4 
My first long paddle on the Ocklawaha. About 18 miles upstream and back. Forming the western border of the Ocala National Forest, the Ock still appears much as it must have in the 19th century, despite misguided attempts to "tame" it.

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swamprat on 10/6/2009 7:54pm
The Ocklawaha starts in Green Swamp down near Tampa, Fl. and flows north. The bridge (a turnstill bridge) at moss bluff was originally at Eureka and was moved to it's location whan the Eureka bridge was built. The best part of the river is from Gores landing to Eureka. In fact about 1 mile from Gorea ladning is a grat campsite, and even has a tombstone back under a large oak tree, put ther by high school boys back when ( I know one of the culprits) There are many side streams to be explored, The Marion County Aquaholics adopted the river from hwy 19 to Eureka, and we cleaned out the side streams, literally up to our arm pits in water and chainsaws. A bit past Eureka on the east bank is a spring, and futher down is pretty good paddling too. Usually hter is an abundance of wildlife on the river, I have had otters swim around my yak and had a deer try to get aboard with me. It is and always will be one of my favorite rivers. Especially sinceI was raised on it before the govt. took possession..
admin on 7/29/2008 7:16pm
I don't know ... I'm thinking you should name this trip "YakDave in the land of the Lounge Lizards". 18 miles; no lazy humans. Certainly lazy gators. Since when does a gator need a pillow???

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