Places to Paddle

Places to paddle


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– for the most part; some water, a vessel – and a very simple view from two little portholes;

“the hardest thing about ‘paddlin,’ is getting out of the door…” tgh



Az – The Colorado River (below The Hoover Dam) from Willow Beach, Az – Oct.

Ca – Echo Lake, Ca. (at Lake Tahoe) – Oct.

Ca – Lake Tahoe – Emerald Bay – Oct.

Co – The Gunnison River, at Delta, Co – Oct.

Co – Williams Reservoir – Sept

De – The Broadkill River – Oct

De – The Nanticoke – Oct

De – Trussum Pond – Nov

De – Rehobeth Bch to Delaware Bay – April

Fla – Alexander Springs – Nov

Fla – Estero River – Nov

Fla – Fisheating Creek – Jan

Fla – Ichetucknee Springs – Oct

Fla – Juniper Springs – Nov

Fla – Little Manatee River – Jan (Canoe Outpost) Upside

Fla – The Ochlockonee river, bay – April

Fla – The Peace River – Feb, Zolfo Springs to Arcadia

Fla – Rainbow Springs – Oct

Fla – Rock, Salt, Juniper Springs – Ocala Nat Forest – Feb.

Fla – The Sante Fe – April

Fla – The Silver River – Ocala – Nov.

——– The Suwannee River Mileage; Trip Agenda – Ideas

Fla – The Suwannee River – Fargo, Ga to the Gulf – Low water, April (225 miles, 10-days)

Fla – The Suwannee River – Fargo, Ga to the Gulf – High water, April (225 miles, 11-days)

Fla – The Suwannee River Grin – Live Oak, Fl to the Gulf – April (150 miles, 8 days)

Fla – The Suwannee River – at Holton Creek – Feb

Fla – Topside of the Suwannee – Feb

Fla – For Old Times Sake – Mar


Fla – The Withlacoochee (at the Gulf) – July

Ga – Lake Burton – May

Ga – Lake Seed – August

Ga – Lake Rabun – August

Ga/Sc – Lake Tugalo – July

Ga/Sc – Lake Yonah – May

Ga – The Okefenokee Swamp – Feb

Md – Assateague Island –  April

Md – The Pokomoke River – May

Mo – The Current River, Akers to Doniphan – (110 miles) – Aug

Mo – The Current River, Pulltite to Two Rivers – (36 miles) -Sept

Ms – The Mississippi River – June

NC – Mountain Island Lake – (Charlotte area) – September

NC – Ocracoke Island –  Coastal – April

WNC – Bear Creek Lake (or Bear Lake) – May

WNC – Cascade Lake –  July

WNC – Fontana Lake – (Hazel Creek, Eagle Creek) – August

WNC – Lake Adger – (Lake Adger Option) July

WNC – Lake Glenville – Aug

WNC – Lake James – Aug

WNC – Lake Julian – Nov

WNC – Lake Lure – August

WNC – Lake Santeelah –

WNC – Lake Summit – Aug

WNC – Nantahala Lake – June

WNC – The French Broad river – at Asheville

SC – Lake Jocassee,  SW – July

SC – Chatooga River (Section II) SC/Ga – July

Ut – Lake Powell, Lone Rock and Labyrinth Bay/Canyon – Sept.

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1800 miles down The Mississippi River – 32 day


The Current River, Mo..

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6 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Jesse Tate
    Jul 27, 2018 @ 21:51:31


    Looks like you’ve paddled a Pungo 140 on many of your trips. I’m considering paddling the Suwannee and other rivers and if you had any thoughts about the boat to share with me. I’ve got a Pungo 120 which I like a lot but thought the 140 would add gear capacity (of course) but also speed.

    I’m in Greenville and paddle Jocassee about every week. My favorite lake!



    • Tom Haynie (bacshortly)
      Jul 28, 2018 @ 07:15:23

      The Pungo 14 has worked great, never had an issue with it – straight and true. Love how things pack (personal stuff in the front hold, utility stuff in the back). Tent either behind seat or across front, sleeping bag/inside tent contents in dry bag just behind cockpit – and where initially I thought the console was junk; I was dead wrong… it works awesome, love it. This vessel has been right for me, had it 6+ years and it remains a favorite. Have a great paddle down the Suwannee Jesse, its a good soul cleansing..



  2. Holley
    Jan 24, 2021 @ 19:40:44

    Just finished your Suwannee post. Thank you for writing this up. We will be paddling it from Fargo to The Gulf this spring. Happy paddling.



    • Tom Haynie (bacshortly)
      Jan 25, 2021 @ 08:45:28

      Thanks Holley, to experience the distance is well worth the effort. Take your time with it, be on the water early (by 8a), stop early (enjoy the camp), savor the paddle… Cool thing – the best to you.



  3. David (old neighbor) Cook
    Nov 14, 2022 @ 17:10:31

    Hope you are doing well old friend!



    • Tom Haynie (bacshortly)
      Nov 15, 2022 @ 15:43:22

      Hey buddy, doing well – needing to get on the road after two quiet years. Think about you when I pass through town..



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