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2029 North Third Street
Jacksonville Beach, Florida
(904) 247-1972

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Trout Creek

Route Description: Start at Boat Ramp 3, then paddle North until the bend in the creek and then paddle West until the 295 overpass, then return to Boat Ramp 3.

Warnings: Watch out for high boat traffic around the 95 overpass.

Points of Interest: Riverview Park


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Ribault River

Route Description: Start at Launch Point 3, then paddle East to Launch Point 4, then return to Launch Point 3.

Warnings: Watch out for high boat traffic around the 95 overpass.

Points of Interest: North Shore Park, Ribault River Preserve, Charles Reese Memorial Park, Lonnie C. Miller Park


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Reddie Point

Route Description: Start at Launch Point 5, then paddle South to the Hart Bridge, then paddle West to Launch Point 9.

Warnings: Watch out for high boat traffic throughout the route.
Strong Waves – Experienced Paddles Only, Strong Currents

Points of Interest: Reddie Point Preserve, Blue Cypress Park, Exchange Club Island Park, Bee Street Park, Metro Park and Marina, Southbank Riverwalk


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Pottsburg Creeks

Route Description: Start at Launch Point 12, then paddle North to the Arlington River, then paddle East until Big Pottsburg Creek, then paddle South to Boat Ramp 8.

Points of Interest: Little Pottsburg Creek, Arlington River, Big Pottsburg Creek


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Exchange Island

Route Description: Start at Launch Point 12, then paddle North past the mouth of the Arlington River and into the St. Johns River, then circumnavigate Exchange Club Island Park and paddle South to Launch Point 12.

Warnings: Watch out for high boat traffic on the St. Johns River. Strong Currents on the St. Johns River. 

Points of Interest: Exchange Club Island Park


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McCoys Creek

Route Description: Start at Launch Point 8, then paddle East through the tunnel until the St. Johns River, then turn around and paddle West until the 95 overpass, then paddle East back to Launch Point 8.

Warnings: Though the Durbin Creek Wilderness Society has recently led a large clean-up effort of McCoys Creek, this waterway still has significant pollution.

Points of Interest: St. Johns River


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Craig-Christopher Creek

Route Description: Start at Launch Point 13, then paddle South on the St. Johns River, staying close to the East bank, until Launch Point 16. 

Warnings: Watch out for high boat traffic on the St. Johns River.

Points of Interest: River Oaks Park, Nathan Krestful Park


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Yacht Basin

Route Description: Start at Launch Point 15, then paddle North until the St. Johns River, then paddle South along the West bank until the Yacht Basin, then return to Launch Point 15. 

Warnings: Watch out for high boat traffic on the St. Johns River. Avoid paddling along the coast of the Jacksonville Naval Air Station property. 

Points of Interest: Seminole Park, Stinson Park


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Ortega River

Route Description: Start at Launch Point 14, then paddle South to Launch Point 17.

Points of Interest: Stinson Park, Seminole Park, Tillie K. Fowler Regional Park, Ringhaver Park


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San Jose Boulevard

Route Description: Start at Launch Point 16, then paddle South along the East bank of the St. Johns River until Boat Ramp 12.

Warnings: Watch out for high boat traffic on the St. Johns River. Strong Currents

Points of Interest: Nathan Crestful Park, Goodby’s Creek, Plummers Cove, Walter Jones Historical Park


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Goodby’s Creek

Route Description: Start at Boat Ramp 11, then paddle East for about 1 mile, then return to Boat Ramp 11.

Points of Interest: Great for novices.


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Mandarin

Route Description: Start at Boat Ramp 12, then paddle East, South, then West around the bend, staying along the East bank of the St. Johns River until you reach Boat Ramp 14. 

Warnings: Watch out for high boat traffic on the St. Johns River. Strong Currents 

Points of Interest: Walter Jones Historical Park, Mandarin Park


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Julington/Durbin Creek

Route Description: Start at Boat Ramp 14, then paddle East to Launch Point 19, return to Boat Ramp 14. 

Points of Interest: Mandarin Park, Julington-Durbin Preserve


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Julington/Durbin Peninsula

Route Description: Start at Launch Point 18, then paddle West until the fork in the creek, then paddle East until Launch Point 19, return to Launch Point 18. 

Points of Interest: Palmetto Leaves Park, Julington-Durbin Preserve