St. Johns River PaddlingTrail Essay
If you would like to read an essay of the St. Johns River Blueway, click here.
St. Johns River Paddling Trail Directory
We've divided the 310-mile river into 23 sections which can be paddled in a day. Click here for the directory describing each section with access points, restaurants, fish camps, campsites and other landmarks along the way.
Towns along the St. Johns River
Wonderful historic towns on the St. Johns River include Fellesmere; Sanford; DeBary, DeLand and other West Volusia County towns; Palatka; Green Cove Springs, Orange Park, Mandarin and Jacksonville. Click on each town name for visitor information.
St. Johns River Water Management District Recreational Guide
When the St. Johns River Water Management District buys land, the benefits are far-reaching for the public and the environment. The District's main goal of buying land is to protect water resources. In addition, these lands protect plant and wildlife habitat and provide areas for public recreation and environmental education. Virtually all District property is open to the public for activities that are compatible with conservation, including hiking, biking, wildlfie viewing, canoeing, boating, camping, fishing, hunting and horseback riding. You can discover SJRWMD lands by clicking here.
Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission helpful links:
The Great Florida Birding and Wildlife Trail, a self-guided 2,000-mile highway trail with 515 sites of excellent birdwatching and wildlife viewing, including several sites along the St. Johns River. Click here to learn more.
Freshwater fishing maps and forecast throughout the state. Click here to learn more.
Public boat ramp finder - click here.
Dean Campbell of St. Johns County kayaked the SJR in sections finishing in 2008. Click here for his helpful website which includes a Hall of Fame of people who've paddled the entire river.
Michelle Thatcher of Sanford, aka "Alligator Princess," kayaked the St. Johns River and its three major tributaries solo in 2008. Look at her website which documents the adventure.
St. Johns River Blueway YouTube channel
St Johns River Alliance
2029 North 3rd Street
Jacksonville Beach, Florida 32250
(904) 247-1972 x 414