Last week we paddled Snake Creek. We launched on the St. John’s River near Blue Springs State Park. There is a launch site that is free to use about half a mile past the park entrance. There was a lot of traffic on the river so instead of going straight to the Snake, we paddled to the Smith Canal which is further up river. From the Smith, we entered the Dead River then paddled to Snake Creek entering it from the back side.
It was an overcast day with sporadic wind and rain, and the trip almost ended before it started because one of us forgot his paddle, but thanks to the nice folks who run the canoe and kayak rental at Blue Springs Park, we were able to rent a paddle for him.
In the beginning, we saw a lot of wildlife, mostly birds, but a couple of people on very loud jet-ski’s passed us on the the Snake and after that, we didn’t see anything else. We had planned to go into Blue Springs, but water access to the park was closed.
Blue Springs Park as seen from the St. John’s River
We hope you have enjoyed this trip with us, if you have paddled these waters, let us know in the comments section.
Find Your Headwaters,
Jaucque and Dave
Link to Video of Trip: The Hontoon Loop