Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Silver River SP March 26, 2009

We would only be at the park two nights, and we decided to rent a cabin rather than pitch a tent! This was the first time that we had stayed in a cabin and the bathroom and kitchen were convenient. Possibly, we'll do this again in the future!

We paddled the river during the morning and early afternoon, and biked the trails during the afternoon and early evening.

The water was crystal clear, and the trees were vibrant with new leaves in bright shades of green.

The water level in the surrounding swamp was down, and the cypress roots formed ribbons, caves, and spirit villages.

Yellow-Crowned Night-Heron

Nesting Cormorants

Flirting with disaster!

Young White Ibis

Red-Bellied Woodpecker

Bike & Ross Allen Trails

Additional Information:

Our paddle started at the state park launch area. The carry is 3/4 of a mile, or canoes can be rented at the state park. Silver Springs is upstream from the launch.

Silver River State Park - http://www.floridastateparks.org/Silverriver/

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