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Canoe Outpost-Peace River

2816 NW County Road 661, Arcadia, FL 34266-5202
+1 800-268-0083
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34" below average PERFECT fossile/shark tooth hunting!! *read*

I RECOMMEND!! - I will start here because I see these negative reviews that actually are pretty... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Aaron_Joslin_Photo
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Clearwater, Florida
May 10, 2017

Disappointed that the river was so low, we were stuck in very shallow water, many times. We were... read more

Reviewed 12 May 2017
BigB005
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Avon Park, Florida
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The Canoe Outpost is located right on the banks of the Peace River just two miles west of Arcadia off State Road 70, right behind the Arcadia Peace River Campground. Located one hour from Sarasota, less than two hours from Tampa/St. Pete, 2 hours from Orlando, and about 3 hours from Miami/ Ft. Lauderdale, the Outpost is easily reached by all. Wilderness canoe and kayak trips by the hour, half day, full day, and overnight canoe camping are offered. The Outpost in Arcadia is open seven days a week every day of the year except Christmas Day. An additional office in Gardner is open on weekends during busy seasons in Spring and Fall to handle the popular overnight trips that check-in and end there. The Gardner Outpost facilities include ample parking, restrooms, shady picnic areas, hosing off station, trash disposal, and most important, end of trip parking, no pick ups required. All other trips, reservations, and information are handled through the main office in Arcadia. Facilities at the Arcadia Outpost include ample parking, restrooms, dressing rooms, shady picnic areas, volleyball net, grills at covered picnic area, and outdoor showers. Along the way on the river, paddlers can enjoy the Canoe Outpost Oak Hill area. Oak Hill is the Outpost’s private picnic/camping area with tables, portable toilets, and hiking trails. The Canoe Outpost paddle trips offer something for everyone. Some of the popular activities include fossil hunting, wildlife observation, hiking, fishing, swimming, picnicking, and, of course, canoeing and kayaking in a backdrop of peace and quiet along Florida’s most popular State Canoe Trail. Many church, scout, service club, and youth groups paddle the Peace, as well as families, groups of friends, and area businesses. The Outpost has witnessed weddings, divorces, Bar Mitzvahs, birthdays, church retreats, family reunions, and corporate gatherings. You can also bring your dog, we’re pet friendly. Canoeing gives people a chance to enjoy the Florida outdoors and enjoy the sun and water, but doesn’t cost an arm and a leg.
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2816 NW County Road 661, Arcadia, FL 34266-5202
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I RECOMMEND!! - I will start here because I see these negative reviews that actually are pretty irrelevant and should resort to an actual guided tour THEN move on to their own adventure to gain expereince. I would assume anyone would do even just basic...More

Thank Aaron_Joslin_Photo
RABragg, Owner at Canoe Outpost-Peace River, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for the great review! We weren't sure how to respond to the negative reviews about the low water and we think you covered it. It's true, it's all in what you can do or should be doing! and we can't control Mother Nature. FYI,...More

Reviewed 12 May 2017 via mobile

Disappointed that the river was so low, we were stuck in very shallow water, many times. We were told to stay in dark water, but there was not much of that. I would advise people to wait till water level goes up, which would of...More

Thank BigB005
RABragg, Owner at Canoe Outpost-Peace River, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

So sorry your paddle trip was not up to your expectations. As the owner of Canoe Outpost-Peace River, I maintain the river status on the website almost daily and if I don't, a staff member does. Our FaceBook page is updated every few days. At...More

Reviewed 23 April 2017

Canoed 5 hours down the river, stopped to dig/sift for sharks teeth! Found a ton of sharks teeth, canoed past 6 alligators, saw two large turtles. Definitely an amazing experience!! Would definitely do this again! Kids ranging from 9-16 had a blast. So peaceful, yet...More

Thank butterflywings112
Reviewed 14 April 2017

If you love peaceful rivers, fishing, wild life or fossil hunting Canoe Outpost is the place to visit! We saw goats, a cow, five 'gators and found interesting fossils and sharks teeth! The staff was friendly and helpful. The equipment was in good shape and...More

Thank 12shark76
Reviewed 31 March 2017

Had 2 girlfriends visiting from Minnesota..We are experienced canoers and I was excited to show them this side of Florida.Not disappointed..water level very low this year but river still very navigable..Didn't find any fossils,DID see an alligator,several turtles and variety of birds.

Thank vegasviking71
Reviewed 28 March 2017

My family and I (including 4 kids 10 and under) looped through Arcadia on our florida trip just to look for fossils in the Peace River, and we had a great time. The staff here was so friendly to my children in helping to identify...More

Thank StElmoChatt
Reviewed 16 March 2017

As two couples looking for a relaxing outdoor experience, canoeing fit the bill. Easy peasey, kind folks, reasonable price. Saw 7 gators, ate a picnic cooler lunch, gone 4 hours including a lunch stop. We will return!

Thank MIfan49265
RABragg, Owner at Canoe Outpost-Peace River, responded to this reviewResponded 19 March 2017

We are so glad you had a relaxing time on the river and thanks for using Canoe Outpost-Peace River as your outfitter, we certainly appreciate your business.

Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

We took our 16 yr old and 7 yr old on a relaxing day on the water. We floated and paddled a little down the peace river (perfect name). You see all kinds of animals both domestic and wild. Gives you a chance to reconnect...More

Thank eaglecorp
RABragg, Owner at Canoe Outpost-Peace River, responded to this reviewResponded 19 March 2017

So glad your family came to visit us and had a good time. That is one of our main focuses, family fun on the river. Thanks for coming to see us and thanks for the great review!

Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

This place is great! There are lots of places to rent canoes on Peace River, but this place seems to have the best operation. They have day trips and also overnight camping. I've done both. Whatever you do, don't go in Summer unless you have...More

Thank LostGator09
RABragg, Owner at Canoe Outpost-Peace River, responded to this reviewResponded 19 March 2017

Thank you so much for your review, we appreciate your business. You are right about summer! High water, hot, and humid. But that is fossil growing season, high water stirs up the bottom to expose fossils. Again, thanks for coming to see us.

Reviewed 5 March 2017

Treated poorly. Reserved a school trip here for my high school students. We were told to be there before 10am as the bus leaves at 10am. I arrived at 9:40am. All paperwork complete. They were busy and I waited in line at the office for...More

Thank RachelLutz330
RABragg, Owner at Canoe Outpost-Peace River, responded to this reviewResponded 19 March 2017

Thank you for visiting Canoe Outpost-Peace River. We are sorry your experience was not up to your expectations. I reviewed your waiver/release form and your reservation check-in time was 9:30, you showed at 9:40 as per your review and your actual check-in time (at the...More

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Bernard3508
Hi, Does this resort have a salt water pool?
18 June 2015|
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Response from RABragg | Property representative |
Hi there. We are an inland paddlesport outfitter on a freshwater river. We also do not have on-site accommodations. We offer wilderness and semi-wilderness tent camping on the riverbank.
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maureen p
Thinking of going to Solomon's Castle in Ona and basically just looking for something interesting and non-adventure park in that vicinity in early March while staying in the area. Do we have to camp here or is it also just a day trip? 2 ladies from NH.
14 January 2015|
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Response from RABragg | Property representative |
Hi there, we have day trips as well as overnight trips. During the week, for the 8 mile, half day, the departures are 8, 10, & 11:30. Need 20-30 minutes prior to get checked in. There is also a 12:30 5 mile. In March, Spring... More
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