Canoe Outpost Peace River

Availability of Canoes & Kayaks on the Peace River

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Below are our departure times. Check-in is 1/2 hour prior to departure time for day trips. Check-in for overnight trips, best if checked in one hour prior to departure, you need the time to check-in and load your camping gear. Groups paying by canoe or one lump sum have priority at check-in (it goes faster).  Reservations are needed on all overnight trips and on the weekends. Reservations will be required on all trips on all Saturdays and Sundays (October thru May).

Canoe Outpost-Peace River is open 7 days a week, year 'round except for Christmas Day and part of Thanksgiving Day. All departure times are tentative according to the river conditions, check the Water & Weather link to confirm.  

Oak Hill (5 mile/half day): 11:30 & 12:30 every day with an additional 1:30 on weekends. You have till closing time (5:00 p.m.) to be in. Later or earlier trips available for groups.

Brownville (8 mile/half day): Day Run Departures are 8:00 & 10:00 daily. The 11:30 has been suspended until the water comes back up some. You have till closing time (5:00 p.m.) Overnight departures are 8:00, 10:00, 11:30 & 2:00. 

Gardner (12 mile/full day): Day Run Departure is 8:00. The 10:00 day run has been suspended because of the low water. Trip too long, life too short. You have till closing time to be in (5:00 P.M.). Overnight departures are 8:00, 10:00, 11:30 & 2:00. 

Gardner to Gardner (paddle upstream into the wilderness section): Overnight departures are 8:00, 10:00, 11:30 & 2:00. Come to Arcadia first! Need to be back by 2:00 or 4:00 the ending day of your trip. Good for those wanting wilderness, not much current to paddle up. 

Zolfo Springs (19.5 overnight):  8:00 & 11:30 daily. Come to Arcadia first! Need to be back by 2:00 or 4:00 the ending day of your trip. See more info under Overnight Runs. Not suggested at this time for beginners.

No reservations needed weekdays unless going on an overnight run or you have a large group or you need kayaks. Saturdays are busiest, bus seats will fill. Call 800-268-0083 for reservations. For questions and group info email In Arcadia, office hours are 8:00 to 4:00 daily. You still have until 5:00 to be in at the dock in Arcadia.  People ask why we have a return time? Because we have families and have been at work since 7:30am, sometimes even earlier and want to go home. Return time at Gardner is either 2:00 or 4:00 p.m. which will be determined at the time of check-in. Gates will be open at those times.

Note: If you don't have a reservation and want to avoid disappointment upon arrival please note the following departure times are full because all seats on the buses are full at that particular time slot as listed below  with customers who have reservations. The below departure times are tentatively full until confirmation is received from the groups with reservations. Other departure times are still available, check with the office at 800-268-0083. All runs are a.m. unless noted otherwise. Can you guess where the most popular State Paddle Trail is in Florida!

The following departures (time slots) are full at this time. There are other time slots available. We have designated departure times. The bus leaves at those times. We are not booked out at this time. The seats on the bus at that particular time slot listed below are full. Not the whole day, just that particular bus departure time. All dates are Saturdays unless noted.  

NOTE: Saturdays are always jamming. If you want to avoid the crowds, come on Sundays or a week day!

March 10, 2018 (Spring Break):  Limited seats on the buses for all runs. Oak Hill Run is full at 11:30 & 12:30. Reservations a must. Plenty of canoes on Sunday.

March 16, 2018 (Spring Break) Friday: 10:00 Gardner & Brownville are full  

March 24, 2018 (Spring Break): Oak Hill camping is on a waiting list waiting for confirmations.   

April 6, 2018 Friday: 10:00 Gardner & Brownville are full  

Again, all full departure times are tentative, waiting on confirmation from groups. Other departure times are available, just give us a call at 800-268-0083.              

See Water Level and Weather Conditions. It may be raining where you are but may not be where we are!

Also see River Mileages for more info on the Peace River.

 During low water, there are plenty of sandbars to get out and walk on the Peace River in Florida       This website is made with recycled pixels.

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