Ocklawaha River
Below Eureka Dam, the Ocklawaha River through the Ocala National Forest remains a wild place for paddlers and boaters to enjoy.

Between Kirkpatrick Dam and the St. Johns River, it is also very wild and winding.

Between the two dams is "Lake Ocklawaha," more commonly known as the Rodman Reservoir. Built in the 1960s as part of the failed Cross Florida Barge Canal, it remains a flooded forest. When the Army Corps of Engineers draws it down every few years, paddlers head upstream to find several springs that become visible.
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