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There are virtually no houses anywhere to be seen from the water and on the Monday I was there, I saw nobody on the water the entire day. I put in at the end of a road called Buffalo City Road where there is a nature trail, porta potty and a small wooden bridge. Surprisingly, for as desolate a place as this is - the one other car I saw in the parking area must have been owned by delinquents as when I returned to leave one small window of my car was smashed in. Oh well - unfortunate and not likely regular issue.
Surprisingly, for all the shoreline beauty of the cypress, pine and undergrowth, there was very little wildlife to be found. I fished some but never got a bite, I kept a keen eye out for turtles, snakes, alligators, anything! Even the birds were scarce beyond what I heard in the distance. Just me and the dragon flies - but other bugs weren't bad.
I paddled about 4 miles up the narrowing river but recognized my limit after a busy paddling weekend so then returned. There are brochures available to show the "trails" to paddle and there are a few colored post markings but you would need to really be on top of them to see the colors. I used the brochure map and shoreline to keep track of my route. It was definitely a place to be alone with yourself for a nice afternoon paddle.
The free brochure available at the park office.
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