Paddle the Scenic Santa Fe River

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Day Trips

Day Trips

Enjoy a relaxing paddle down one of Florida’s most scenic rivers. Take just a few hours or go all day (we can pick you up at any of a number of locations along the river). Experience crystal-clear freshwater springs, abundant wildlife and incredible natural formations. More…

Overnight Trips

Overnight Trips

Take more time, see more of the river. The Santa Fe offers numerous campsites and many of our guests take advantage of this fact to plan a leisurely two- or three-day paddle. Go farther, see more and enjoy all that the river offers. More…

Full Moon Trips

Full Moon

Every month we take advantage of the full moon to lead a relaxing paddle down the upper stretches of the Santa Fe. See nocturnal creatures, experience the awesome quiet and marvel at the reflection of the moon over the still water. More…

Use Our Facilities for Your Next Group Outing


Looking for the right spot for your next company outing or group gathering? Our facility offers picnic tables, a campfire pit and is located right on the beautiful Santa Fe River near historic High Springs. Combine your affair with a trip down river or many other activities. More…

Paddleboarding is Here!

Paddle Boards

Canoe Outpost has added several Stand Up Paddle Boards (SUPs) to our fleet. Perfect for short day trips, such as the US-27 bridge or Rum Island, you can rent these for the same price as one of our kayaks.

Take a Virtual Tour of Our River

River Map

We’ve plotted all the most popular points of interest and pick up locations for you. Click on any one to see photos, travel time, descriptions and important information More…

Make Your Outing Perfect


Know what to expect, what to bring and what to plan for. Get answers to common questions about the Santa Fe River, Canoe Outpost, the High Springs area and more. Find out the latest weather forecast. You’ll find it all in our Frequently Asked Questions section.

Discover Historic High Springs

High Springs Sign

High Springs is not only a great place to paddle, it’s a great place for a visit. We’ve got world-class restaurants, delightful bed-and-breakfasts, fascinating antique shopping and a host of other outdoor activities. And you can find out why we were once known as the area’s railroading capital. Learn more…

Lightning Safety

High Springs Sign

Although lightning is not a significant risk in our area, it does visit us from time to time. Common sense dictates that anybody who participates in outdoor activities be aware of at least some fundamental lighting safety rules. The accompanying PDF, prepared by the Charleston County, SC Park and Recreation Commission, provides helpful information. To download it, click here.

New River Map Kiosk

River Map

The Suwannee River Water Management District has just erected a new Lower Santa Fe River Map kiosk at the US-27 boat ramp. Click on the image above to download the map as an Adobe Acrobat PDF.

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Santa Fe Canoe Outpost

21410 NW Highway 441
High Springs, Florida 32643

Post Office Box 592
High Springs, Florida 32655

(386) 454-2050

Fax: (386) 454-2510


Monday-Friday 9-5
Saturday 8-6
Sunday 9-6


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