Kayaking St. Augustine’s Deep Creek Conservation Area

St. Augustine isn’t just about history, ghost tours, great restaurants, and world-class golf. There’s also kayaking at the Deep Creek Conservation Area.

This freshwater creek is 16 miles southwest of St. Augustine, along SR 207. There are 5,642 acres of floodplain swamps with 5.5 miles of waterway from the SR 207 launch site opening into the St. Johns River.

Anticipate a beautiful wilderness area to explore with almost no signs of the modern world. Paddlers often see turtles, alligators, water birds and sightings of manatee and river otters.

If you’re looking for a flatwater ecotour that is protected from high winds and very little tidal flow this is your trip. Cost is $55 per person and includes kayak gear and instruction. The tour leaves from the Deep Creek Kayak Launch located on SR 207 at SR 206. Check the website for launch times. Reservations required. www.EarthKinship.us

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