Kayaking and Canoeing

As part of Dixie County, Florida's Hidden Coast has the best paddling in the world-yes-the world! Located in the coastal bend of Florida along the Gulf of Mexico, an area forgotten by developers. Over eons, this low energy coast has created a unique shoreline with shallow near-shore waters, small low-lying islands and it's many rivers with endless creeks and sloughs - perfect for paddlers! State and federal lands protect much of the region. A few small towns linked by slow-paced back roads offer a glimpse of Old Florida.

See the the Dixie Paddling Trail here

Stuff About Paddling the Wild Places - - -


Dixie County

Suwannee Guides & Outfitters
Capts Russ & Kay McCallister
PO Box 304, Suwannee, FL 32692
Canoe & Kayak Outfitters handling the lower Suwannee River and Gulf Flats, providing shuttle / parking services for all or part of the Suwannee River Wilderness Trail and the Big Bend Saltwater Paddling Trail. The services include guided and unguided day trips, wildlife pontoon boat cruises, Island exploration day trips, fishing guides and vacation rental properties. Group and vacation packages are available.

Horseshoe Beach

The Marina in Horseshoe Beach
262 3rd St.
(352) 498-5405
Come down to the "Last Frontier" of Florida and kayak our beautiful shoreline. Rent our kayaks at the Marina in Horseshoe Beach and explore the beautiful Florida Gulf Coast. You'll see nature in all it's beauty including Birds of Prey and Dolphins! We offer good rates and great hospitality to all!

Old Town

Springs to Sea
Nancy Bednarek
25867 SE Hwy 19 Old Town, FL 32680

Yellow Jacket Campground
55 SE 503 Avenue
(352) 542-8365
A stunning 40 acre Suwannee River front property with full hookup RV sites right on the river. Boat rentals, boat docks, boat launch, observation dock with tables on the river, beautiful cottages, laundry facility, high speed internet, heated pool and hot tub in a very tropical setting. Private bathrooms, large 300' shaded dog park close to the ponds, campfire ring on every site possible, common area with fire pit and benches, clubhouse for family and friend reunions, 10 minutes upriver by boat to manatee springs state park, 30 - 40 minutes down river by boat to the Gulf of Mexico, 6 miles downriver by boat to a nice restaurant right on the river. Come and enjoy the tranquility and the stress free casual atmosphere, you will be glad you did.


Here's a new brochure and map of DIXIE TRAILS, Blueways and Greenways. It includes paddling and boating, fishing and diving, motor, biking,birding and hiking trails. This is 12X18" and suitable for medium resolution printing. Just click on the image below for the full size brochure.



Where the Suwannee River, the Steinhatchee River and a National Wildlife Refuge
meet the Hidden Coast on the Gulf of Mexico


Brought to you by the Dixie County Florida Tourist Development Council
Email Cheyenne Stemple by Clicking Here
Phone (352) 498-1403