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    Santa Fe River

    Gainesville, Florida

    Santa Fe River

    Santa Fe River Professional Guide

    Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

    "The Santa Fe has many characteristics that make it not only a historical river but also a river of one natural beauty. Santa Fe is Spanish for “Holy Faith.” Its headwaters, in the Santa Fe Lakes of Alachua County, merge and flow through the Santa Fe Swamp, then flow northwest for nearly 20 miles as a small, nonnavigable stream until it reaches Worthington Springs, where determined paddlers can fight their way downstream.

    In addition to its wealth of springs, the Santa Fe follows through a cross-representation of north-central Florida’s biodiversity, from pine flatwoods to rolling sand hills to jungle-esque hardwood hammocks to gloomy swamps. The variety of habitats is reflected in the variety of birds and mammals that call the Santa Fe home. Limited conservation lands and parks protect some banks."

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    Canoeing & Kayaking Florida

    4-28 miles
    Skill Level
    Fishing, Birding
    Additional Use
    Suwannee River WMD Ramps and Launches map; Worthington Springs, Mikesville, High Springs, High Springs Southwest, Fort White, Hildreth (USGS)
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