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Guided Lower Santa Fe River Paddle with Lars Andersen

November 13 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

$40 – $55
Santa Fe River Preserve

Join Alachua Conservation Trust for a guided paddle on the Lower Santa Fe River. The paddle will be from Poe Springs and pass by ACT’s newest acquisition, Little Awesome Preserve, before taking out at the SR 47 boat ramp. The paddle will be led by local guide and Florida Master Naturalist Lars Andersen of Adventure Outpost.

This is a downriver paddle, which will take about 3 hours.

There will be taking special precautions to implement proper social distancing of at least 6 feet on this trip. Face masks will be required to be worn when on land and when near other participants both on land or on the water.

Bug spray, sunscreen, hat, water, snacks or lunch, and a sense of adventure. Watercraft and life jacket will be provided by Adventure Outpost if you are renting or you are welcome to bring your own.

Saturday, November, 13
9:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Meet at the Poe Springs boat ramp
28800 NW 182nd Ave
High Springs, FL 32643

There is a $6 entrance fee per vehicle that is not covered by your registration.

Walking through the woods surrounding Little Awesome is enchanting and comforting all at once. On this 195-acre tract, piney uplands gently slope towards the river. The pristine bottomland forest that winds along one of the wildest sections of the lower Santa Fe River evokes nostalgia for times long past and appreciation for the incredible beauty that persists.

Entering these Florida woods, your eyes are drawn to the height of the upland canopy dominated by towering longleaf pines. Below them, large, healthy flowering dogwoods buzz with pollinators. Spanish moss drapes from sparkleberries over patches of saw palmetto, and legumes and grasses stretch through the dappled sun on the sandy forest floor. You recognize this landscape as quintessential “Old Florida” as the stresses of daily life begin to quietly melt and you yield to the insistent beckoning of nature’s surprises. Learn more about the preserve here.

Space is limited for this paddle and reservations are required through Eventbrite. There is a registration cost for this paddle:

If you would like Adventure Outpost to provide a kayak/canoe, registration for this trip is $55 (does not include $6 vehicle entrance fee to Poe Springs).

If you would like to bring your own boat, registration for this trip is $40 (does not include $6 vehicle entrance fee to Poe Springs).

A percentage of your registration will be donated to ACT to support future Santa Fe River conservation.

Register here:


November 13
9:00 am - 1:00 pm
$40 – $55
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