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ARWEA_CashCreek.JPGCash Creek - Trip 7

This wetlands creek is a good birding spot in the Spring and Fall. You can paddle around a hardwood hammock island, observe nesting raptors, and maybe catch dolphins playing in Cash Bayou. Watch early morning mists swirl over the wide open salt marsh vista where the creek opens into the bay at CR 65 bridge.


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ARWEA_PaddlersGrahamCreek_sized.jpgGraham Creek - Trip 1

Here you will find a pristine blackwater creek with stands of old tupelo and cypress, beautiful scenery, abundant wildlife, and few powerboats. Visit in late fall when cypress trees blaze in their golden glory.

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ARWEA_SandBeachLoop_sized.jpgSand Beach Loop Trail - Trip 11

Paddle through a mosaic of habitats from a wide open salt marsh to a sinuous creek meandering through hardwood hammocks. This area is great for fishing and wildlife viewing. Be sure to time coordinate your paddle from the Sand Beach tower to Saltwater Creek with the rising tide.


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ARWEA_ThankyouMaamCreek_sized.jpgThank You Ma'am Creek - Trip 2

Observe alligators, belted kingfishers, owls, anhingas, pileated woodpeckers in this narrow secluded blackwater creek. You will also discover masses of splendid wildflowers in the spring and fall.


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FWC Facts:
Whooping cranes mate for life, but they will take a new mate after the loss of the original. The pair will return to use and defend the same nesting and wintering territory year after year.

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