New River


Area Status: Open

The New River is one of the most primitive, remote canoeing opportunities in north Florida. There is no canoe trail through the Mud Swamp/New River Wilderness (area is unavailable), since the river loses its identity in the swamp and divides into multiple, twisting channels. It is possible to put in below the Mud Swamp/New River Wilderness at the southern boundary of the forest and canoe down through Tates Hell State Forest to Carrabelle. There are concrete boat ramps, picnic and camping areas within the state forest.

The water level in New River fluctuates considerably and, while stream gauge readings are not available, visual inspection should provide a reasonable clue of what to expect. Drought conditions in the region create almost impassible conditions on the New River. You can put in where New River crosses Forest Highway 13 or along Forest Road 182.

Interested adventurers might also want to call the A (area is unavailable)palachicola Ranger District Office in Bristol, Florida, before making the trip.

At a Glance

Fees: Free

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Amenities

  • None

Licenses and Passes 

Boating 

  • Boating in the National Forests in Florida is regulated by the state of Florida. Please visit our boating web page before you grab your personal floatation device and head out onto the water.  

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Activities

Boating - Non-Motorized

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General Info:

General Notes

Amenities

  • None

Licenses and Passes 

Boating 

  • Boating in the National Forests in Florida is regulated by the state of Florida. Please visit our boating web page before you grab your personal floatation device and head out onto the water.  

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities

Location

 
  Latitude : 
30.049978

  Longitude : 
-84.85263