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Suwannee River in Florida

Suwannee River in Florida

I am no Stephen Foster as you can tell by the title of this post. The Suwannee River begins in the famed Okefenokee Swamp in Georgia and flows 246 miles into northern Florida and eventually enters the Gulf of Mexico. It has been made famous thanks to Stephen Foster’s “Old Folks at Home” and also thanks to the classic TV sitcom “the Honeymooners.” Who could ever forget poor Ralph Cramden in a TV show contest when he could not come up with the title that would have made him a rich man.

Suwannee River Florida

The beautiful color of the Suwannee River water in the sun

The water in the Suwannee is a deep dark brown. It is not actually like coal, but I needed something to rhyme with the song, where is Stephen Foster when you need him. The Suwannee has some lovely sandbars, which are great for camping. This photo was taken near the Spirit of the Suwannee Campground. This is a great place for base camping if you do not want to camp on the river. They have some amazing music festivals, so if you want to camp there and canoe make sure you come when there is not a festival or it will be quite crowded unless music is why you are coming.

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