The Middle Aucilla River is a unique paddling experience available just minutes away from Tallahassee.
Paddlers are able to explore an ancient and outstanding black water river in North Florida that was home to some of the earliest human inhabitants in North America.
The Aucilla’s dark, tannin-stained waters pass through a landscape of lime rock outcroppings and heavily-canopied riverbanks full of cypress, live oak and saw palmetto. At lower water levels, shoals and mild rapids make for exciting paddle trips, whereas at higher water levels these areas are buried deep, allowing the river to flow like a long, unbroken piece of polished obsidian.
Beautiful reflections of the landscape are mirrored back to paddlers, providing exotic photography opportunities. And this paddling trip also includes a short run through class II “Lost Dog Rapids,” one of Florida’s few chances at true whitewater.
All prices include kayak, PFD, whistle, paddle and bottled water. Consider bringing your own wide-brimmed hat, polarized sunglasses, snacks/drinks, sunscreen and bug spray.