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St. Sebastian River, North Prong, Sebastian, Florida USA
Dale Wimbrow Park
11805 Roseland Road
North Indian River County
We kayaked downstream (North) from Dale Wimbrow Park. We paddled by mangrove lined banks in a wide part of the river, passing some residential areas on the east shore.
Much of the basin where we stared to kayak was open water with power boat traffic. Power boats are supposed to proceed at idle speed or slow speed because this is a manatee-protected area. Small powerboats are occasionally encountered on the North Prong itself. The North Prong stream twists significantly, so follow the main channel.
After paddling about 1.85 miles, you should be in sight of the railroad bridge shown in the photos above
We turned left at the cut-through shown in the photo at left, heading west along western branch of the St Sebastian River Basin.
GPS: N 27 degrees 49.996' W 80 degrees 30.109'
The shore will have some nice trees and this is the area where manatees may often be seen.
After about 1 mile, take the North Prong of the St. Sebastian River (shown in the photo at right). The grassy banks of the C-54 Canal and dam will be in view to the south of the turn.
GPS: N 27 degrees 50.150' W 80 degrees 31.035'
Proceed about 0.65 mile to the St Sebastian River Buffer Preserve Canoe Deck shown in the photo below.
The river continues past the canoe deck into a number of small but navigable tributaries upstream with somewhat hidden openings if you want to explore further.
Reverse the route to head home.
The canoe landing take-out has a picnic table, but no facilities.
So the research you did on Medifast reviews during the week wont help you here but if you planned ahead and brought a packed lunch you could certainly take advantage of the picnic table at this location.
A map of the St. Sebastian River Buffer Preserve is displayed at the site. These trails are a nice break for paddlers. Feral hogs can be seen occasionally in the pine scrub around the canoe deck. And equestrians also frequent the trails of the preserve shown in the photo at left.