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Peace River

Peace River starts in Polk County at Bartow, then winds around 106 miles to the Gulf of Mexico to... read more

Reviewed July 5, 2018
387indy
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Coral Springs, Florida
Great place to kayak

My wife and I spent a day kayaking the Peace River looking for sharks teeth. Found hundreds of... read more

Reviewed April 1, 2018
gcballdmd
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Osprey, Florida
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Reviewed May 7, 2019

If you never did an air boat ride, this is the place! The driver knows where the alligators are & even where babies just hatched. So cool! You don't get wet, the Peace River is shallow & it's located out in the country of the...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed March 19, 2019

We did the trip by canoe to get to our camp site. Really nice and easy to do it, so is perfect if you want to go with kids. The staff was really organized about everything. I highly recommend this trip!

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank camilf_mia
Reviewed February 12, 2019

Great place for boating. Lot of animals to see. place to stop along the river to have a meal and a driunk.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank FSEGuilford
Reviewed December 5, 2018

This is a great get away for all ages. Peaceful canoeing or kayaking or even paddle boarding. River was smooth and very private. Lots of spots to stop and great operators to rent from. Highly recommended

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank fundean
Reviewed July 5, 2018

Peace River starts in Polk County at Bartow, then winds around 106 miles to the Gulf of Mexico to Charlotte Harbour. Rent a canoe the real fun is exploring the slow moving river. You find ice age fossils, shark teeth, alligators in the water an...More

Date of experience: July 2018
3  Thank 387indy
Reviewed April 1, 2018

My wife and I spent a day kayaking the Peace River looking for sharks teeth. Found hundreds of small one, nothing big but a nice day. Saw a few alligators, turtles, and lots of birds. If you are going to dig in the river you...More

Date of experience: February 2018
5  Thank gcballdmd
Reviewed January 30, 2018 via mobile

I love looking for fossils and this river is full of them. This time I found hundreds of shark teeth, an alligator jaw, horse tooth, giant armadillo scute, and bird bones. I saw a few alligators but just paddled a bit away from them before...More

Date of experience: January 2018
5  Thank mwacker7
Reviewed May 18, 2017 via mobile

What a beautiful place! We camped in tents and brought our kayak the river was low but still had fun! We rented golf carts and that is definitely the way to go it was great.. got invaded by raccoons and that was neat too. Definitely...More

Date of experience: May 2017
1  Thank Shannon K
Reviewed January 25, 2017 via mobile

If you're looking for a family camp out with a good time you cannot miss this opportunity at peace river. Family friendly atmosphere with ATV riding if you wish and lots of fun with the kids sifting for ancient sharks teeth in the river. Best...More

Date of experience: January 2017
2  Thank Saltangler
Reviewed January 23, 2017 via mobile

This is one of my favorite places on the planet. Bring a strainer and a shovel. You will have a shark tooth in the first five minutes. You never know what you will find. I have found shark teeth, crocodile teeth, horse teeth, beaver teeth,...More

Date of experience: January 2017
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Amber J
July 16, 2018|
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Response from mwacker7 | Reviewed this property |
You want to dig where you see gravel. The sand will produce very little teeth. I usually kayak till I see gravel or poke at the sand with a rod till I feel gravel. Starting at any river entrance close to Arcadia is good bet.
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