Withlacoochee River Florida
We saw plenty of wildlife. From birds to gators to snakes. Plenty of options to putin your kayak and even stay over night. Here is a place to get more information from Visit Florida.
If you are a bicyclist, there is a rails to trails. This give you a lot f options. Kayak the Withlacoochee River, camp, eat and stay too. Fresh from Florida has info too.
We had lunch on an island that had orange trees. So there is a lot to see. By the way, we also kayaked by a gators. A few 4 footers and one large, I am guessing the gator was 10 plus feet. Don’t forget you cameras. I use a water proof Pentax WG-II model. I also bring my Cannon SLR. But I keep it in a water proof bag until I am ready to use it.
The other cool did bit is, the Withlacoochee River is one of two river in Florida the flows northward. This is also a blackwater river. Unlike the Rainbow River which crystal clear.
The withlacoochee Water shed covers about 2,100 square mileswith It also flows through 8 counties;
We stayed in Dunnellon at the Rainbow River State Park. This give you a convenient location to kayak both Rainbow river and the Withlacoochee. It is also close to restaurants and stores. The camp ground does get full fast. I would recommend making a reservation prior to leaving.