Get the authoritative guide to the waterways of Florida, featuring almost all of the state's paddleable waterways in 73 river profiles.
From the exciting and beautiful runs of the Panhandle's Econfina Creek to slower floats through wildlife-rich Everglades National Park, the best way to experience the Sunshine State is by paddle Canoeing & Kayaking Florida is the most comprehensive guide to the best of Florida's unique streams, springs, creeks, rivers, and coastal waterways. Written by acclaimed author and adventurer Johnny Molloy, the guidebook provides engaging and concise information, while offering carefully selected details vital to a successful paddling trip.
For more than 35 years, Canoeing & Kayaking Florida has been a trusted source for paddlers. This updated edition presents paddling destinations like Seven Runs, a secluded tributary of the Choctawhatchee River; quiet, coastal Shell Creek; and the mighty Apalachicola River, with big sandbars, big hills, and a fast current. Those looking for still-water locales will enjoy secluded places such as Stagger Mud Lake.
Inside you'll find:
- Details on 73 top paddling trips
- River profiles with maps and contact information
- Recommended runs for novice paddlers, trips with children, overnight trips, and more
- At-a-glance data including river class, length, and time
- GPS coordinates for all river put-ins and takeouts
Canoeing & Kayaking Florida is simply the best and most informative Florida paddling guide. Wet your paddle and whet your taste for outdoor adventure
Johnny Molloy is an outdoors writer based in Johnson City, Tennessee, who spends his winters in Florida. Born in Memphis, he moved to Knoxville in 1980 to attend the University of Tennessee. During his college years, he discovered a love of the natural world that has since become the primary focus of his life.It all started on a backpacking foray into Great Smoky Mountains National Park. That first trip was a disaster; nevertheless, Johnny developed an appreciation of the outdoors that would lead him to canoe-camp and backpack throughout the United States and abroad over the next 30 years. To this day, he averages 150 nights per year camping out.After graduating from Tennessee in 1987 with a degree in economics, Johnny spent an ever-increasing amount of time in the wild, becoming more skilled in the environment. Friends enjoyed his adventure stories; one even suggested he write a book. He pursued that idea and soon parlayed his love of the outdoors into an occupation.The results of his efforts are more than 80 books. These include hiking, camping, paddling, and other comprehensive guidebooks, as well as true-adventure books. In addition to updating and rewriting Canoeing & Kayaking Florida, he has written several other Florida-focused outdoors guides, including A Paddler's Guide to Everglades National Park; Backpacking Florida; Best Tent Camping: Florida; Beach & Coastal Camping in Florida; The Hiking Trails of Florida's National Forests, Parks, and Preserves; Day Hiking Southwest Florida; Best Easy Day Hikes: Jacksonville; Best Easy Day Hikes: Tallahassee; Best Easy Day Hikes: Tampa Bay; and two true-adventure stories, From the Swamp to the Keys: A Paddle Through Florida History and Hiking the Florida Trail: 1,100 Miles, 78 Days, Two Pairs of Boots, and One Heck of an Adventure. His other books primarily cover the Southeast but range over 28 states.