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LINKS AND RESOURCES

Planning and Scouting Resources

Real-time Florida River Levels- Next to rod and reel, a river fisherman's best friend. Allows you to click on your favorite river and see the water level. Extremely useful web site by the USGS.  Your tax dollars at work!

The Weather Channel- See what Mother Nature has in store for that upcoming river trip!

Maptech Mapserver- Maptech's free online topographic maps allow you to explore a river's course and access points from your computer. Once you get the hang of the website, this is a great resource!

Google Earth- This is absolutely amazing! Download Google Earth's software (it's free) and you now have satellite photos of your favorite river at your disposable. Zoom in and check out that river you've been wondering about!

Florida-Specific Information

Florida Canoe Trail Guide- This website is awesome! It's officially called "Florida's Greenways and Trails" and is divided up by region. You can find river descriptions, maps, and access points to many of Florida's best and most pristine rivers!

FWC's Freshwater Fishing Forecasts- Get a good idea of what you can expect to catch in many of Florida's lakes and rivers. Also has tips on what the fish are biting and river access!

FWC's Regional Fishing Guides- In PDF format, FWC provides fishing guides for the Central Region, the Northeast Region, the Northwest Region, the South Region, and the Everglades!

Central Florida Kayak Trips- A very informative website! Once you get there, click "Trips" and then "Freshwater Trips". You will find descriptions of many rivers with pictures and great information about access points.

Florida Sportsman- The granddaddy of Florida outdoor magazines. Devoted largely to saltwater, FS occasionally has good articles about river fishing.

Florida Game & Fish Magazine- The website of another popular Florida outdoor publication.

Freshwater Boat Ramps- From the FWC site, a comprehensive listing (by region) of every FWC boat ramp in the state (lots of them are on rivers!).

Florida State Parks Guide- Many of Florida's state parks have river access. Here is the best way to find state parks near you!

Florida Outdoors- A guide to almost anything you'd want to do outdoors in Florida. Of particular interest to FRFer's will be the river descriptions, boat ramp list, and information on just about anything you could possibly need.

GORP's Florida Paddling Guide- Provides some good reading about potential paddling (and fishing) destinations in Florida.

Paddling.net's Florida page- Trip reports from dozens of Florida rivers. You can never have too much information!

Florida Rivers.org- This is a public message forum that has lots of information about some rivers and absolutely notyhing on others.

FWC and other Florida Conservation Groups

Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC)- Fishing licenses, rules and regulations, boat registration, fishing tips, boat ramp information. You could spend hours on this site! It's the best state Department of Natural Resources-type site I've ever seen!

Florida Wildlife Federation- FWF is devoted to conserving Florida's natural resources. You can also access the latest editions of FWF's Florida Fish & Wildlife News from this site.