Florida

River County Reach Length (miles) Description Potential Classification ORVs Watershed (HUC Code 8) Year Listed/ Updated Other State
Alafia River Hillsborough Confluence with South and North Prongs of Alafia River to Gulf of Mexico 25 Good example of swiftly flowing unspoiled central Florida riverine system. Fish, Geologic, Recreational, Scenic, Wildlife Alafia 1982
Alapaha River Hamilton GA State Line to confluence with Suwannee River 23 Relatively unspoiled blackwater stream with minimal encroachment. Fish, Geologic, Recreational, Scenic, Wildlife Upper Suwannee 1982
Apalachicola River Franklin, Gulf, Liberty, Calhoun, Gadsden, Jackson Headwaters in Lake Seminole to Apalachicola Bay 109 Blackwater stream characterized by narrow canyons, deep ravines, and 200 foot bluffs. Fish, Geologic, Historic, Recreational, Scenic, Wildlife Apalachicola 1982
Arbuckle Creek Highlands Lake Arbuckle to Lake Istokpoga 25 Natural, undeveloped corridor area. Fish, Historic, Recreational, Scenic, Wildlife Kissimmee 1982
Aucilla River Taylor, Jefferson, Madison GA State Line to Gulf of Mexico 62 Unique "sinkhole" river with limestone banks, deep springs, and rapids. Fish, Geologic, Historic, Recreational, Scenic, Wildlife Aucilla 1982
Big Coldwater Creek Santa Rosa Confluence with East Fork Big Cold Water Creek to FL 191 bridge 8 Scenic stream with high potential for recreation. Fish, Recreational, Wildlife Blackwater 1982
Big Coldwater Creek, East Fork Santa Rosa Coldwater Church to Big Coldwater Creek 2 Scenic stream with high potential for recreation. Fish, Recreational, Wildlife Blackwater 1982
Big Swamp Creek Okaloosa, Walton Confluence with Caney Creek to Confluence with Shoal River 5 Unaltered stream that meanders through most scenic corridor of the Eglin Wildlife Management area. Fish, Recreational, Scenic, Wildlife Yellow 1982
Black Creek Clay Confluence with South Fork Black Creek to confluence with St.Johns River 13 Meandering canoe trail complemented by presence of alligators and numerous wading birds. Cultural, Fish, Historic, Recreational, Scenic, Wildlife Lower St. Johns 1982
Black Creek, South Fork Clay FL 16 bridge to confluence with Black Creek 11 Meandering canoe trail complemented by presence of alligators and numerous wading birds. Cultural, Fish, Historic, Recreational, Scenic, Wildlife Lower St. Johns 1982
Blackwater River Santa Rosa, Okaloosa AL State line to above city of Milton 49 Habitat for endangered pine barren tree frog; flows through Blackwater River State Forest and is lined for much of reach with Atlantic white cedar. Fish, Recreational, Scenic, Wildlife Blackwater 1982
Boiling Creek Santa Rosa Confluence with Holley Creek to confluence with Yellow River 5 Entire segment within Elgin Air Force Base reservation. Fish, Recreational, Scenic, Wildlife Yellow 1982
Caney Creek Okaloosa, Walton Headwaters southeast of Paxton to confluence with Big Swamp Creek 9 Unaltered stream that meanders through most scenic corridor of the Eglin Wildlife Management area. Fish, Recreational, Scenic, Wildlife Yellow 1982
Chassahowitzka River Citrus, Hernando Chassahowitzka to mouth at Gulf of Mexico 6 Flows through Chassahowitzka National Wildlife Refuge; one of few remaining "near-virgin" areas in State. Fish, Recreational, Scenic, Wildlife Crystal-Pithlachascotee 1982
Chipola River Gulf, Calhoun, Jackson Confluence with Cowarts Creek to confluence with Apalachicola River 93 Limestone stream with clear water, long gentle runs, pools, rocks and rapids with 9,400 feet of shoreline within Florida Caverns State Park. Fish, Geologic, Recreational, Scenic, Wildlife Apalachicola 1982
Choctawhatchee River Walton, Washington, Holmes AL State line to mouth at Choctawhatchee Bay 92 Scenic recreational stream with excellent water quality and of ecological significance; Point Washington State Wildlife Management Area adjacent; Morrison Springs. Fish, Geologic, Recreational, Scenic, Wildlife Lower Choctawhatchee 1982
Conecuh River Escambia, Santa Rosa AL State line to confluence with Escambia River 1 Relatively undisturbed stream. Cultural, Fish, Historic, Recreational, Scenic Lower Conecuh 1982
Cowarts Creek Gulf, Calhoun, Jackson AL State line to conlfuence with Chipola River 8 Limestone stream with clear water, long gentle runs, pools, rocks and rapids with 9,400 feet of shoreline within Florida Caverns State Park. Fish, Geologic, Recreational, Scenic, Wildlife Chipola 1982
Econfina Creek Bay, Washington One mile below US 231/FL 75 bridge to North Bay 37 Excellent float stream lined with Atlantic white cedar; designated State Canoe Trail. Fish, Geologic, Recreational, Scenic, Wildlife St. Andrew-St. Joseph Bays 1982
Econfina River Taylor US 19/27 and FL 20 bridge to Gulf of Mexico 28 Beautiful spring fed stream. Fish, Recreational, Scenic, Wildlife Econfina-Steinhatchee 1982
Econlockhatchee River Seminole, Orange Headwaters east of Lake Mary Jane to confluence with St.Johns River 44 Provides scenic wilderness type canoeing; designated State Canoe Trail. Cultural, Fish, Historic, Recreational, Scenic, Wildlife Upper St. Johns 1982
Escambia River Escambia, Santa Rosa Confluence with Conecuh River to two miles above US 90 bridge 56 Relatively undisturbed stream. Cultural, Fish, Historic, Recreational, Scenic Escambia 1982
Estero River Lee US 41 and Koreshan State Park to Estero Bay 4 Established canoe and nature trail; flows through mangrove swamp; Koreshan State Historic Site. Cultural, Fish, Historic, Recreational, Scenic, Wildlife Big Cypress Swamp 1982
Fisheating Creek Glades, Highlands Beginning of channelization to confluence with Lake Okeechobee 55 Remote, meandering canoe stream; botanically rich. Fish, Recreational, Scenic, Wildlife Western Okeechobee Inflow 1982
Hendry Creek Lee FL 865 and Gladiolus Drive to Estero Bay 5 Diverse estaurine ecosystem. Fish, Recreational, Scenic, Wildlife Big Cypress Swamp 1982
Hillsborough River Hillsborough, Pasco Headwaters west of Polk County line to FL 582A bridge 37 Highly scenic, crystal clear flat water stream. Fish, Geologic, Recreational, Scenic, Wildlife Withlacoochee 1982
Holley Creek Santa Rosa Okaloosa County line to confluence with Boiling Creek 4 Entire segment within Elgin Air Force Base reservation. Fish, Recreational, Scenic, Wildlife Yellow 1982
Holmes Creek Washington Town of Vernon to confluence with Choctawhatchee River 26 Designated State Canoe Trail; extremely clear water. Fish, Geologic, Recreational, Scenic, Wildlife Lower Choctawhatchee 1982
Myakka River Sarasota, Manatee Headwaters near Hardee County line to north of southern boundary of Myakka State Park 41 Flows through largest state park; beautiful wilderness preserve. Fish, Geologic, Recreational, Scenic, Wildlife Myakka 1982
New River Franklin, Liberty Forest proclamation boundary (Sec. 24, T.2 S., R.7 W.) to boundary between Sec. 12 and 13, T.3 S., R.7 W. 3 MeandeMeanders tortuously through a virtual tunnel of vegetation which overhangs and cloaks river banks. Unexpected twists and turns of river channel create a chaotic experience for canoeists. Wild Recreational, Scenic, Other New 1982/ 1993
New River Franklin, Liberty Boundary between Sec. 12 and 13, T.3 S., R.7 W., to bridge on Forest Highway 13 at northern boundary of Mud Swamp-New River Wilderness 6 MeandeMeanders tortuously through a virtual tunnel of vegetation which overhangs and cloaks river banks. Unexpected twists and turns of river channel create a chaotic experience for canoeists. Scenic Recreational, Scenic, Other New 1982/ 1993
New River Franklin, Liberty Bridge on Forest Highway 13 to point where New River flows out of Mud Swamp-New River Wilderness north of Owens Bridge on Forest Road 120-B 11 MeandeMeanders tortuously through a virtual tunnel of vegetation which overhangs and cloaks river banks. Unexpected twists and turns of river channel create a chaotic experience for canoeists. Wild Recreational, Scenic, Other New 1982/ 1993
New River Franklin, Liberty Mud Swamp-New River Wilderness boundary to river mile 4 in Sec. 13, T.7 S., R.5 W., north of Carrabelle 26 MeandeMeanders tortuously through a virtual tunnel of vegetation which overhangs and cloaks river banks. Unexpected twists and turns of river channel create a chaotic experience for canoeists. Scenic Recreational, Scenic, Other New 1982/ 1993
Ochlockonee River Gadsden GA State line to one mile above Lake Talquin Reservoir 35 Official State Canoe Trail; flows for 25 miles through Apalachicola National Forest and borders Ochlockonee State Park for over 4,000 feet and St. Marks Wildlife for approximately 20 miles. Fish, Recreational, Scenic, Wildlife Lower Ochlockonee 1982
Ochlockonee River Franklin, Wakulla, Liberty, Leon Two miles below Lake Talquin Reservoir to Ochlockonee Bay 65 Alternating banks of high pine-shrouded bluffs and dense cypress and hardwoods. Fishing, camping, and canoeing. Abundant wildlife and fish. Cultural, Fish, Geologic, Historic, Recreational, Scenic, Wildlife Lower Ochlockonee 1982/ 1993
Ocklawaha River Marion Confluence with Silver River to above Rodman Dam 27 Meandering blackwater stream with lush subtropical vegetation providing habitat for several threatened or endangered species. Fish, Recreational, Scenic, Wildlife Oklawaha 1982
Ocklawaha River Putnam, Marion Below Rodman Dam to confluence with St.Johns River 11 Meandering blackwater stream with lush subtropical vegetation providing habitat for several threatened or endangered species. Fish, Recreational, Scenic, Wildlife Oklawaha 1982
Orange River Lee Headwaters near Harns Marsh to confluence with Caloosahatchee River 9 State Endangered Manatee Marine Mammal Sanctuary. Fish, Recreational, Scenic, Wildlife Caloosahatchee 1982
Peace River Charlotte, DeSoto, Hardee, Polk US 98/FL 700 bridge near FT. Meade to Charlotte Harbor 94 Meandering blackwater stream lined with limestone banks and forested swamplands. Cultural, Fish, Geologic, Historic, Recreational, Scenic, Wildlife Peace 1982
Santa Fe River Gilchrist, Suwanee, Alachua, Columbia, Union, Bradford Little Santa Fe Lake and headwaters to confluence with Suwanee River 80 Unique resource with diverse vegetation in a relatively natural state that provides habitat for abundant wildlife populations; many beautiful second magnitude springs below Oleno State Park. Cultural, Fish, Geologic, Historic, Recreational, Scenic, Wildlife Lower Suwannee 1982
Shell Creek Charlotte East of FL 31 bridge to US 17/FL 35 bridge 18 Scenic stream with excellent water quality. Cultural, Historic, Recreational, Scenic Peace 1982
Shoal River Okaloosa, Walton Confluence with Big Swamp Creek to confluence with Yellow River 44 Unaltered stream that meanders through most scenic corridor of the Eglin Wildlife Management area. Fish, Recreational, Scenic, Wildlife Yellow 1982
Silver River Marion Headwaters to confluence with Ocklawaha River 6 Meandering blackwater stream with lush subtropical vegetation providing habitat for several threatened or endangered species. Fish, Recreational, Scenic, Wildlife Oklawaha 1982
Sopchoppy River Wakulla Headwaters to Forest Service property boundary located near center of Sec. 13, T.4 S., R.3 W. 14 Green-canopied tunnels formed by dense overhanging vegetation, high sand bluffs and limestone outcrops. Floatable during high water. Wild Recreational, Scenic, Other Lower Ochlockonee 1982/ 1993
Sopchoppy River Wakulla Property boundary near center of Sec. 13, T.4 S., R.3 W. to St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge Boundary, located at division of Sec. 25, T.5 S., R.3 W., and Sec. 30, T.5 S., R.2 W. 17 Green-canopied tunnels formed by dense overhanging vegetation, high sand bluffs and limestone outcrops. Variety of water-oriented recreational activities. Recreational Recreational, Scenic, Other Lower Ochlockonee 1982/ 1993
Sopchoppy River Wakulla St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge Boundary to confluence with Ochlockonee Bay in Sec. 4, T.6 S., R.2 W. 8 "Islands" of cypress and swamp tupelo festooned in draperies of spanish moss transition to open marsh "sea of grass". Fishing and boating. Scenic Recreational, Scenic, Other Lower Ochlockonee 1982/ 1993
Sopchoppy River, East Branch Wakulla Headwaters on East Branch (Sec. 24, T.2 S., R.4 W.) to confluence with Sopchoppy River 6 Green-canopied tunnels formed by dense overhanging vegetation, high sand bluffs and limestone outcrops. Floatable during high water. Wild Recreational, Scenic, Other Lower Ochlockonee 1982/ 1993
Sopchoppy River, West Branch Wakulla Headwaters on West Branch (Sec. 28, T.2 S., R.4 W.) to confluence with Sopchoppy River 8 Green-canopied tunnels formed by dense overhanging vegetation, high sand bluffs and limestone outcrops. Floatable during high water. Wild Recreational, Scenic, Other Lower Ochlockonee 1982/ 1993
St. Johns River Putnam, Volusia, Lake, Seminole, Orange, Osceola, Brevard FL 520 bridge and Lake Poinsett to above Lake Harney 44 One of most well known and heavily utilized bass fisheries in Nation with excellent recreational opportunities; abundance and variety of wildlife and is one of last known nesting areas for dusky seaside sparrow; recorded aboriginal sites; borders Merritt Island Wildlife Refuge. Cultural, Fish, Historic, Recreational, Scenic, Wildlife Upper St. Johns 1982
St. Lucie, North Fork Martin, St. Lucie Confluence with Fivemile and Tenmile Creeks to confluence with St.Lucie River at Stuart 20 Designated aquatic preserve. Fish, Recreational, Scenic, Wildlife Florida Southeast Coast 1982
St. Lucie, South Fork Martin Headwaters northeast of FL 708 and Florida Turnpike intersection to FL 76 bridge 7 Untouched scenic stream with subtropical flora and fauna. Fish, Recreational, Scenic, Wildlife Florida Southeast Coast 1982
St. Marks River Wakulla, Leon, Jefferson Headwaters at US 90/FL 10 bridge to Apalachee Bay 39 Flows through St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge. Cultural, Fish, Geologic, Historic, Recreational, Scenic, Wildlife Apalachee Bay-St. Marks 1982
St. Sebastian River Indian River, Brevard Confluence with south Prong St. Sebastian river to confluence with Indian River 3 Unaltered stream with unique habitat. Fish, Recreational, Scenic, Wildlife Vero Beach 1982
St. Sebastian River, South Prong Indian River, Brevard Headwaters just north of Wabasso Road Bridge south of FL 512 to confluence with St. Sebastian River 10 Unaltered stream with unique habitat. Fish, Recreational, Scenic, Wildlife Vero Beach 1982
Tomoka River Volusia I-4 bridge to two miles south of US 1/FL 5 bridge 11 Gentle flowing stream that penetrates extensive salt marsh with a variety of tropical, subtropical and savannah environments. Cultural, Fish, Historic, Recreational, Scenic, Wildlife Daytona-St. Augustine 1982
Waccasassa River Levy Headwaters below FL 339 bridge to Waccasassa Bay 26 Popular stream with almost impenetrable banks. Fish, Recreational, Scenic, Wildlife Waccasassa 1982
Wacissa River Jefferson Headwaters northeast of Wacissa to confluence with Aucilla River 13 Spring fed streams flowing over limerock formations; forested banks; noted archaeological and palentological resource; designated State Canoe Trail. Cultural, Fish, Geologic, Historic, Recreational, Scenic, Wildlife Aucilla 1982
Wakulla River Wakulla FL 61 bridge and Wakulla Springs to Port Leon 10 Crystal clear spring fed stream; major recreational and ecological resource; designated State Canoe Trail. Cultural, Fish, Geologic, Historic, Recreational, Scenic, Wildlife Apalachee Bay-St. Marks 1982
Withlacoochee River Madison, Hamilton GA State line to confluence with Suwannee River 28 Crystal clear spring fed stream in primitive wilderness setting. Fish, Geologic, Recreational, Scenic, Wildlife Withlacoochee 1982
Withlacoochee River Citrus, Marion, Sumter, Hernando, Pasco, Polk Headwaters south of Lake County line to US 41 bridge above Lake Rousseau 118 Highly scenic, relatively clear stream with significant geologic exposures; meanders through dense cypress swamps, sandhills and hardwood forests underlaced with cabbage palms; abundance of wildlife; designated State Canoe Trail; penetrates Withlacoochee State Forest. Fish, Geologic, Recreational, Scenic, Wildlife Withlacoochee 1982
Withlacoochee River Citrus, Levy Below Lake Rousseau to Gulf of Mexico 12 Highly scenic, relatively clear stream with significant geologic exposures; meanders through dense cypress swamps, sandhills and hardwood forests underlaced with cabbage palms; abundance of wildlife; designated State Canoe Trail; penetrates Withlacoochee State Forest. Cultural, Fish, Geologic, Historic, Recreational, Scenic, Wildlife Withlacoochee 1982
Yellow River Santa Rosa, Okaloosa AL State line to East Bay 68 Designated State Canoe Trail that penetrates hardwood forests and cypress swamps of Elgin State Wildife Management Area and Yellow River Marsh State Aquatic Preserve. Fish, Recreational, Scenic, Wildlife Yellow 1982

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