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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
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
Osprey, Florida
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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

2  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

3  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

4  Thank michelle w
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

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

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

10  Thank michelle w
Reviewed September 22, 2016 via mobile

Love this town, river walk, friendly people, restaurants, shops, sunsets. I want to live here to enjoy any time I want.

2  Thank Karen T
Reviewed November 15, 2014

I started going to the Peace River because of my best friend who got me into this club call The Fossil Club. The Fossil Club goes there every year and is $20 per person if you belong to a club like the Fossil Club and...More

7  Thank Sexy96
Reviewed September 10, 2014

The access point was dirty with trash all over. The dock area looked like it was just a hangout for drug user and alcoholics. What a shame! The water was also trashed and unkempt. Even the beauty of the trees and shoreline was negated by...More

7  Thank comova7
Reviewed July 7, 2014 via mobile

Place is good for small kids but lame for teenagers and adults. Owner thinks he is Adolf Hitler along with his natzi malitia running around on golf carts yelling at everyone.

9  Thank Hannahryan890
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Amber J
July 16, 2018|
Response from michelle w | 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.