Upper Chipola River Designated Paddling Trail
The Upper Chipola River Designated Paddling Trail runs 4.5 miles from Christoff Landing to Florida Caverns State Park - separated from the 51-mile lower Chipola River Designated Paddling trail due to the river running underground. (Detailed map and photos below.)
We launched at the Chipola River Sink Boat Ramp (where the river goes underground) at Florida Caverns State Park.
From the launch is an upstream paddle only, the Chipola River Sink Boat Ramp is at the natural bridge where the Chipola River goes underground. We paddled upstream to where a log blocked the river but rather than dragging our kayaks over we were able to find a way along the shoreline to get around. This was possible due to the high water, the area would have been impassable at low water when there are areas of shoals and blockages possible in the river.
More information on paddling at Upper Chipola River Paddling Trail (opens in a new window):
Paddling in Florida - Kayak, Canoe
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