FISHEATING CREEK, PALMDALE FL.

by FRANCO VELASCO
(CLEWISTON, FL )

MY SON AND I STARTED BY GETTING SHUTTLED TO BURNT BRIDGE FROM THE FISHEATING CREEK CAMPGROUND ON HWY 27 AROUND 8 AM. FROM BURNT BRIDGE IT'S ABOUT 8 MILES OF PADDLING, GOING WITH THE CURRENT ALL THE WAY. WE STARTED IN A SMALL LAKE WHICH IN SHORT TIME ENTERED THE FIRST OF A FEW RUNS BETWEEN AND IN A CYPRESS, SABAL PALMS AND LARGE OAK FORESTS. TRULY A MAGICAL TRIP WHICH HAS NICE PICNIC SPOTS ALONG THE WAY TO INCLUDE SANDY BANKS AND BEACHES IN WHICH WE COOLED OFF, (WATCH OUT FOR MR GATOR, WE ONLY SAW ONE SMALL ONE, BUT WE HAVE SEEN BIGGER ONES ON PREVIOUS TRIPS). THE FORCE OF THE CURRENT DEPENDS ON RAINS JUST NORTH OF FISH EATING CREEK AND A DEPTH OF 1.75 TO 2.5 FEET IS VERY GOOD, DURING LOW WATER SPELLS THERE MIGHT BE A LITTLE LIGHT PORTAGING BUT SAFER SWIMMING. IN OUR KAYAKS THE TRIP TOOK ABOUT 5 HRS.

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Hog Heaven Preserve
by: Gerry

Hog Heaven Preserve is ripoff. the put you in a small pen with the hog to shoot.. please feel free to write me.

gerry2324@yahoo.com


gerry

Here we come agian..
by: dawn and ray

we love your camp ground ..

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by: Reid Tillery

Thanks, Franco, for telling us your experiences on Fisheating Creek. Sounds like you and your son had a fine trip on that old, wild Florida waterway. The information about water depth with regard to portaging and swimming is especially helpful. And, as always here in wild Florida, "Mr. Gator" is somewhere around. We hope to hear from you again. Best wishes in all your adventures.

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