Canoe Outpost Peace River

Availability of Canoes & Kayaks on the Peace River

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River is up which is normal for this time of year. It's deeper than normal and there is a current. Please see our restrictions under the Water & Weather link on the left. You need to be able to swim well, in moving water. Just because you can swim in a pool, doesn't make you a good swimmer in a river current.  Stay in the middle, avoid the overhanging trees, and just float down the middle and enjoy an easy, easy paddle. 

Reservations are required! We are not doing an 8:00 a.m. without a reservation this time of year. Staff hours are 9:00 to 3:00 daily unless we have reservations or someone is on the river. 

Below are our departure times. Check-in is 1/2 hour prior to departure time for day trips. Check-in for overnight trips, best if checked in one hour prior to departure, you need the time to check-in and load your camping gear. Groups paying by canoe or one lump sum have priority at check-in (it goes faster).  Reservations are needed at all times but especially for overnight trips and on the weekends. 

Canoe Outpost-Peace River is open 7 days a week, year 'round except for Christmas Day and part of Thanksgiving Day. All departure times are tentative according to the river conditions, check the Water & Weather link to confirm.  

Oak Hill (5 mile/half day): 12:30 every day with an additional 1:30 on weekends. You have till closing time (5:00 p.m.) to be in. Later or earlier trips available for groups. With the higher water, this is a short, short trip!

Brownville (8 mile/half day): Day Run Departures are 8:00 (with reservations), 10:00, & 11:30 & 12:30 daily, You have till closing time (5:00 p.m.) Overnight departures are 8:00, 10:00, 11:30 12:30 & 2:00. 

Gardner (12 mile/full day): 8:00 (with reservations), 10:00 & 11:30. All day runs are daily. You have till closing time to be in (5:00 P.M.). Overnight departures are 8:00, 10:00, 11:30 & 2:00. 

Gardner to Gardner (paddle upstream into the wilderness section): Overnight departures are 8:00, 10:00, 11:30 & 2:00. Come to Arcadia first! Need to be back by 2:00 or 4:00 the ending day of your trip. NOTE: Closed due to high water. 

Zolfo Springs (19.5 overnight):  8:00 & 11:30 daily. Come to Arcadia first! Need to be back by 2:00 or 4:00 the ending day of your trip. See more info under Overnight Runs. 

No reservations needed weekdays unless going on an overnight run or you have a large group or you need kayaks. Saturdays are busiest, bus seats will fill. Call 800-268-0083 for reservations. For questions and group info email In Arcadia, office hours are 8:00 to 4:00 daily. You still have until 5:00 to be in at the dock in Arcadia.  People ask why we have a return time? Because we have families and have been at work since 7:30am, sometimes even earlier and want to go home. Return time at Gardner is either 2:00 or 4:00 p.m. which will be determined at the time of check-in. Gates will be open at those times.

Note: If you don't have a reservation and want to avoid disappointment upon arrival please note the following departure times are full because all seats on the buses are full at that particular time slot as listed below  with customers who have reservations. The below departure times are tentatively full until confirmation is received from the groups with reservations. Other departure times are still available, check with the office at 800-268-0083. All runs are a.m. unless noted otherwise. Can you guess where the most popular State Paddle Trail is in Florida!

The following departures (time slots) are full at this time. There are other time slots available. We have designated departure times. The bus leaves at those times. We are not booked out at this time. The seats on the bus at that particular time slot listed below are full. Not the whole day, just that particular bus departure time. All dates are Saturdays unless noted.  

NOTE: Saturdays are always jamming. If you want to avoid the crowds, come on Sundays or a week day!

Again, all full departure times are tentative, waiting on confirmation from groups. Other departure times are available, just give us a call at 800-268-0083.          

November 10, 2018, Saturday (Veteran's Day Weekend): Zolfo Springs 8:00a.m. run is full. 

November 10, 2018, Saturday (Veteran's Day Weekend): Brownville 10:00a.m. run is full. 

November 10, 2018, Saturday (Veteran's Day Weekend): Brownville 11:30a.m. run is full. 

November 17, 2018, Saturday: Zolfo Springs 8:00a.m. run is full. 

November 23, 2018, Friday: Brownville 8:00a.m. run is full.

January 18, 2018, Friday(MLK Weekend): Brownville 10:00a.m. run is full.

January 19, 2018, Saturday(MLK Weekend): Gardner 8:00a.m. run is full.  


See Water Level and Weather Conditions. It may be raining where you are but may not be where we are!

Also see River Mileages for more info on the Peace River.

 During low water, there are plenty of sandbars to get out and walk on the Peace River in Florida       This website is made with recycled pixels.

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