South Fork of the St Lucie River

Stuart, Florida

South Fork of the St Lucie River

South Fork of the St. Lucie River Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"Though dominated by the St. Lucie Canal coming out of Lake Okeechobee on its lowermost reaches, the St. Lucie River has a surprisingly wild and preserved segment of its upper South Fork that makes for a scenic paddling escape. Furthermore, most of its banks are protected as part of Halpatiokee Regional Park. The tidally influenced brackish water twists as an ever-narrowing serpentine stream bordered in a riot of vegetation, morphing from salty mangroves to canopies of epiphyte-covered live oaks. Small islands and dead-end oxbows provide additional exploration opportunities. This stream is a no-wake zone for motorboaters. Crowded vegetation leaves its upper stretches to paddlers only. Halpatiokee Regional Park has a strategically located concessionaire that offers a launch and kayak/canoe rentals at the paddle’s beginning. Be apprised that this is an out-and-back endeavor, with no upper take-out; thus, it’s a 6.4-mile round-trip."

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Trail Information

Nearby City
Skill Level
2 hours
Hiking, Birding
Additional Use
Halpatiokee Regional Park map; Indiantown Southeast, Gomez (USGS)
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