barron river, halfway creek canoe trail, big cypress national preserve, collier county, florida 1

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Thanks very much to Jeff Ripple for the excellent recommendation of this canoe trail. It is an 8.7 mile loop trail. The trail begins with a mile long canal and then enters Halfway Creek. A mile long mangrove tunnel connects with the Barren River drainage. Interesting hydrology here. We started the trip around low tide. I think the Halfway Creek section was neutral current. We hit the mangrove tunnel section and there was a swift current heading towards the Barren River. When we hit the Barren River we had to paddle against a strong current for a couple of miles to a series of lakes which seem to have a neutral current.

The water in this image was exceptionally smooth. The sign at the put-in says the loop trail is too new to have a map. The trail is marked with PVC poles but there aren't too many of them. The first PVC marker for the loop says "Loop".


title barron river, halfway creek canoe trail, big cypress national preserve, collier county, florida 1
date yyyymmdd hr:mn 2008:12:30 10:31:33
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