Boating ops are wherever you turn in Dixie. After all, the county is bordered on three sides by water! Excellent marina facilities are available at the Suwannee River, Suwannee at the Gulf, Horseshoe Beach and at Gulf-front Steinhatchee. Enjoy Dixie waters but please be careful, watch out for manatees, for canoeists and fellow boaters.

Shired Island

Posted in Gulf Coast on April 3rd, 2013

Part of the Lower Suwannee National Wildlife Refuge, the Shired Island Boat Ramp & Trail provide access to the Gulf, shoreline fishing, and a short trail to a 7,000 year-old archaeology site. You’ll want to bring your camera.

For anglers without vessels, the ample sea wall provides plenty of shore-fishing opportunities. There are no nearby stores or tackle shops, so come prepared.

After enjoying the walk out to the point, you’ll see millions and millions of sun-bleached shells. Ancient cultures of fishing people discarded their meal debris (oysters, clams, scallops, fish bones, etc) where they ate. Millennia of this accumulation gave height to the island that was once merely a mudflat at the edge of the Gulf.

Please, stay on the beach and leave the island interior to the wildlife. Enjoy a day of discovery at your National Wildlife Refuge.

Originally posted 2012-09-21 22:45:10. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

Parks & Boat Ramps Map

Posted in Maps on April 3rd, 2013

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Originally posted 2012-09-20 08:59:05. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

Lock Creek Paddling Trail

Posted in Maps, Suwannee on April 3rd, 2013

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Originally posted 2012-09-23 10:55:10. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

Sandfly Creek Paddle

Posted in Maps, Paddling Trails, Suwannee on April 3rd, 2013

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Originally posted 2012-09-24 10:56:11. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

Shired Creek Paddle Trail

Posted in Gulf Coast, Maps, Paddling Trails on April 3rd, 2013

High resolution, downloadable pdf versions are available by clicking on the image. The pdf versions are can be enlarged, using the zoom feature, to make details easier to read.

Originally posted 2012-09-22 22:02:16. Republished by Blog Post Promoter