Withlacoochee River North - Kayak Trip / Canoe Trip
Day Trip Report
April 15, 2006
Submitted by: gillguy
The put in was at the bridge on Skipper Bridge Road. The take out was at the old bridge on Staton RD. This was about a 2.5 hr trip. The water level guage at Pinneta FL was 8.0. This was found on-line. The water was moving fairly well, a few trees in the water and at two places it was quite narrow because of them.
Need to watch the current and entry angle to shoot thru these narrow places, the water tends to speed up around these obstructions and may pin your canoe against a log if you don't catch it right. At a little over half way (this is about a 6 mile run)there is a tree blocking the river that you must portage around. Not very hard but the ground was a little soft/muddy. After passing it the current was fairly steady and made for easy paddling. You will see the Staton RD takeout by the old bridge pylons still standing.
Overall a very good trip.
If going north on Bemiss RD, turn left onto Skipper Bridge RD. Put in is on the left side of bridge.
To take out: From bridge (you cross it), about a 1/2 mile Skipper Bridge RD turns right. Stay straight and go to first dirt RD (Staton RD) then turn left. Follow it all the way to the end.
No. But check water level. Nearest guage is at Pinneta, FL and it should be between 6 and 8 feet.
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