Santa Fe River

If sitting around looking at stars seems a little boring, we’ve got you covered. What if you could experience the night sky while paddling one of the best kayaking trails while stargazing in Florida?

Santa Fe River
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In the charming town of High Springs, just outside Gainesville, you’ll find the Santa Fe River, a unique waterway. It actually flows underground in O’Leno State Park through an intricate cave system before emerging in River Rise Preserve State Park.

Here, you can find the Santa Fe Canoe Outpost! Underneath the Santa Fe River’s dark sky, you can take kayaking trips departing from High Springs! You can bask in the moonlight while having a terrific view of the stars above.

If kayaking and canoeing aren’t your thing, no worries! You can always rent a campground site in O’Leno State Park or River Rise Preserve State Park. You can also obtain an after-hours permit from the ranger’s office!