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We paddled upstream all the way to the 419 Bridge (8.5 miles) (GPS N28 39.338 W81 10.179) it was tough going upstream against the 2mph current. But then again, we were pushing the pace. My girlfriend wanted to race!
We made the trip in 3:29, including a nice stop for lunch. During our trip up river we scouted out camp sites. Our plan was to make the bridge, float back downstream, set up camp and have a very short paddle out the following morning.
The best campsite we saw on the way up, was located at GPS N28 40.881 W81 08.714. While sitting around the campfire I got down on a knee and proposed to my girlfriend. We have thus named this spot "proposal point". She said yes, the river was incredible, and the paddling perfect!
All of the land between Snowhill Rd and 419 is part of the Econ State Forest, and thus open to primitive camping. Stop along the way to collect firewood, the most common camping sites were pretty baren. There are no facilities or trash cans at either bridge. There were no fees or registrations required for this section of river.
Thanks for reading!! Drop me a line if you live around Orlando and are interested in paddling with another couple!
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