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St Marks River

Tallahassee, Florida

St Marks River

St. Marks River Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"The St. Marks River flows through swampy terrain with a preponderance of cypress, magnolia, palm, and other lowland vegetation. The color of this clear, blue-green river results from its limestone bottom, and it has a variety of waterweeds above and below the surface. The current is mild, but it is possible to paddle upstream easily. Several springs in the area of the Natural Bridge are also additional reoccurrences of the St. Marks River.

These include Natural Bridge Spring and at least four springs in the Rhodes Springs group. They rise in an area with a dense growth of vegetation, swamp, and karst features, such as sinkholes and solution tubes. The river does not rise as a well-de?ned riverbed until about 0.75 mile south of FL 260 at St. Marks Springs. This area is closed to public access."

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Trail Information

Tallahassee
Nearby City
5-13 miles
Distance
Easy
Skill Level
3-3.5 hours
Duration
I
Class
Woodville, St. Marks (USGS)
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