Coldwater Creek

Milton, Florida

Coldwater Creek

Coldwater Creek Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"The Blackwater River and its tributaries, one of which is Coldwater Creek, together provide miles of paddling pleasure. Coldwater Creek is the westernmost of these Blackwater River State Forest streams and is a state-designated paddling trail.

The swift, narrow, and sometimes steep stream courses for 20 miles through wild terrain. Paddlers will work through the speedy current while dodging fallen trees, sandy shallows, cypress knees, and tree stobs. Paddlers will need a modicum of skill while navigating the obstacles and staying in the primary current."

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Pensacola, FL
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I have done part of this trip, from teadon bridge down to bryants bridge. There are plenty of sand bars to camp on, definitely have to keep your gear pulled up the river will rise and fall up overnight. just south of cotton bridge is a new boat ramp with facilities being built. To get to this landing take bolton road west of cotton bridge and just follow the signs to the boat ramp, the name of the landing is wilderness landing. From cotton to this spot is 3 miles, which makes for a great one day trip allowing you to stop at every sandbar n swim or make it a short two day camping trip. The flow of the river is usually pretty good, and allows you to travel fairly fast, we did the 5 miles from teadon to cotton in little over 2 hours. I definitely recommend it to anyone who wants to kayak, canoe, or even float it in tubes all three are a good time.

Trail Information

Nearby City
9-24 miles
Skill Level
Swimming, Tubing
Additional Use
Blackwater River State Forest, McClellan, Spring Hill (USGS)
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