Bring fresh drinking water and non-perishable food or snacks when visiting the park. Drink and eat periodically to avoid dehydration and keep your energy levels high. DO NOT drink water from the river as harmful levels of bacteria may be present!
Never dive or jump in the river. There are dangers in the form of submerged rocks, murky water, strong currents, and fluctuating water levels that can cause serious injury. Remember if you do get injured while in the park it may take several hours before you get help!
Know where you plan to visit while in the park and let others know your plans.
While on the river remember that Paces Mill is the last take-out in the park. It is located a short distance downstream from the I-75 Highway underpass on the west side of the river.
While hiking it's a good idea to carry a paper map and compass with you and learn how to use them. Your cell phone may not have service in some areas and if the battery dies it may be totally worthless.
The Zika virus is a viral disease transmitted to people by infected mosquitoes (Aedes species, a non-native species introduced by humans). Visit the National Park Service Zika Virus page to learn about the virus and how it impacts our visitors.