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Canoeing & Kayaking


St. Lucie River, White City Park FL
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Our Route Summary

  • Submitted by: Lou Mendyk
  • Date Submitted: 11/2000
  • Location: White City Park
  • Class: Typically flat water with mild current
  • Distance Paddled: 6.3 miles round trip
  • Water: fresh
  • Wildlife: Osprey

Entry and Exit

  • Directions: Take Interstate 95 exit 64 Midway Rd. Go East about 4 miles to White City Park about a half- mile past Rt. 615 on the right hand side (just before the wooden bridge).
  • Fee: none
  • Description: A boat ramp is available , but there are several sandy areas for entry into the lagoon that surrounds the park
  • Parking: adjacent unpaved
  • Facilities: Rest rooms are near the entrance on the right

Alternative Exit

  • Directions: Alternative take out 3.2 miles away is at a small community park on Primia Vista Boulevard in St. Lucie. We had lunch there and returned to the put in to take out.

What We Saw

Traveling south from White City Park, gentle bends in the river provide views of moss draped oaks along the banks. Several ox-bows and cul-de-sacs that are marked by Manatee warning signs beg to be explored.

There is light boat traffic , but most areas are wake controlled. High banks and private property make pull-overs rare.

There is a noticeable south-bound current, but typically not strong enough to present a fatigue factor.

The river widens slightly before the park at Primia Vista Boulevard. Paddle under the bridge shown at right to take-out or enjoy a snack under the trees before the upstream return to back to White City. Facilities are also available in the community building.