A Day on the River: Kayaking in north central Florida


Yellow kayaks at the Ichetucknee River
Kayaks at Ichetucknee Springs State Park.

My name is Erin Rauch. I am a senior at the University of Florida. I am dual-majoring in journalism and agricultural education and communication with a minor in sustainability studies. I created this website for an online media course at the university.

This site is a guide for beginner kayakers and focuses on traveling on north central Florida's rivers. I chose to cover three main rivers, the Santa Fe River, the Ichetucknee River, and the Suwannee River, because of their beauty, proximity to Gainesville, Fla., and my personal experience traveling on them.

Information provided on this website was sourced from experienced local kayakers as well as online resources. Whether you're here searching for information on group kayaking tours, renting equipment, or choosing a river, this site has it all. So, welcome! I hope you enjoy the start of your journey to kayaking in north central Florida.

Please feel free to contact me via email for more information.