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Cotton Bridge to Deaton Bridge Kayak & Canoe Touring on the Blackwater River

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Cotton Bridge to Deaton Bridge Info
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Put In:  Cotton Bridge
Take Out:  Blackwater River State Park
Difficulty:  Class I +
Gradient:  2.5
Run Length:  20
Good Level:  120
Streamflow Comments: 

A gauge is on Deaton Bridge, on the downstream side of a piling. A reading of 2 feet is considered safe, with 3 feet the maximum safe runnable level.

Season Comments:  January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December
Primary Season: 
Water Craft:  kayak,wwcan,raft,canoe,touring
Location:  In the Southeastern U.S. (FL), of
Shuttle Logistics: 

Take-out: From Crestview, take US 90 to Harold. Turn right on Deaton Bridge Road and follow it North to Deaton Bridge at Blackwater River State Park. There are accesses on both side of the bridge. A fee is required to park here.

Put-in: from the take-out, Backtrack on Deaton Bridge Road to US 90. proceed East on US 90. Turn left on FL 189. Turn left on FL 4 and follow it through Baker to Cotton Bridge. A developed public boat landing is on the West side of the bridge and a private outfitter is located on the East side of the bridge.

Cotton Bridge to Deaton Bridge on the Blackwater River

Last Edited by maddy on 3/23/2011