Suwannee River Camping

February 01, 2018  •  32 Comments

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If you've followed my blog for at least a year (this is my 12th year of near-monthly posts), you'll probably remember that my Men's Group enjoys a wilderness river camping trip every January. Last month we were back on my favorite North Florida river, the Suwannee, paddling a section we hadn't done before, from Roline Landing to Cone Bridge Road.


Creek at Roline Landing

Our 3 day trips are more about getting out into nature, hanging out together, and camping than covering long paddling distances. That also allows time for taking advantage of photo ops.  This particular section is transitional - the tail end of the magnificent Ogeechee Tupelos upstream and the modest beginnings of the classic sculpted limerock banks more prominent downstream.

Ogeechee Tupelo TwinsOgeechee Tupelo Twins

Ogeechee Tupelo Suwannee BendSuwannee Bend

Suwannee Limerock

We had a chill time.  And chilly too... with frost both nights.

Frosted DriftwoodFrosted Driftwood

Frosty Firewood

Riverside FireRiverside Fire

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Moseying downstream in the midst of nature's beauty...

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Dave and Jacques travelled in the comfort of hands-free foot-peddled boats with umbrella canopies.

Kayak Umbrella DudesKayak Umbrella Dudes

From our Eightsome, this year we were missing Geoff. 

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... and me.

Jacques and his bowsprit...

Spear of JacquesSpear of Jacques

  Jacques' SpearJacques' Spear

Campsite Sights...

Frosty MornFrosty Morn

Early Light on a Frosty Morning

Cold MorningCold Morning

Moss RockMoss Rock Rainbow Water ColorRainbow Water Color

Rainbow Water Color -- as the white sand dropped off in the red tannic water, then disappeared beneath the reflected sky.

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Nature's calligraphy in the Shallows

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Suwannee Star Trail. Tough to break away from the fire to make this shot with freezing fingers in the dark... but the stars were magnificent.

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Suwannee Light

That's it for now. Thanks for visiting my blog.  Please take a moment to leave a comment below.  And feel free to share this link with anyone you think might enjoy a virtual paddle on the Suwannee River.



You keep outdoing yourself.
Danny Shapiro(non-registered)
Looks like a great time!
Always love your work!
Amazing. How do you do that?
Don Glenn(non-registered)
I love your bog. About 20 years ago I put in at the bridge in Fargo and eight days later I got out at the bridge in Branford. The outpost in White Springs said it was 139 miles by way of the satellite gps. Man I would love to do that again. Thanks for sharing.
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