Peace River: Zolfo Springs to Gardner Professional Guide
Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook
"The Peace River winds through palms and live oaks draped in Spanish moss, over rough limestone bedrock shallows and dark-stained gravel beds, passing groves of citrus trees bedded in poison ivy and sharp palmetto. You are as likely to see a river otter as an alligator.
Kingfishers and anhingas feast on the fish that spawn in the sandy shallows.The river lends itself to drifting, yet the distance between put-in and takeout necessitates some steady paddling if a one-way journey is to be made. The alternative
is to head upstream, search for fossils, and then allow the current to float you back to your put-in point. A shallow river level is best for fossil hunting, yet this will be harsh
on a composite hull. For faster downstream cruising, choose higher water levels."