Like the rest of Central Florida, the Withlacoochee is high for this time of year. Its brown waters extend far up the Slough and the surrounding cypress swamps.
At the start of the Slough. Go right and there are one, maybe two springs. Two or three homes. As the homes are on the springs, my earlier statement about one home on the Slough, is in my judgment, correct. Sometimes the water level is too shallow to paddle into the other springs, which are a straight shot up the end of Gum Slough
Using flippers does help against the force of upwelling water in a spring
Sadly, full of algae
To the other springs
Inside the cypress tree
When I see this picnic table, I know I am almost back to the Withlacoochee River
Pee break at Potts Preserve. No one camping.
Must hate the trees. Why put nails in them?
Fort Cooper State Park. First visit.
I did not paddle. For some reason, you can only paddle the Park canoes on the Lake
Leaving the Park, 5:30 PM