:: The Chas from the air:
Aardvark's offers guided kayak outings to the
Chassahowitzka River. With protected
backwaters, State Forest & National Wildlife
Refuge designations, it is the Real Florida.
The Chassahowitzka* (AKA Chas for short) is a
mini amazon. Our tour starts at the upper
reaches which are formed by 7 Sisters and the
Devil's Punchbowl spring heads within the
Withlacoochee State Forest. There are many
different routes to run depending on water
levels and season.
Some routes will take us downstream toward
the Gulf of Mexico where we may enter the
Chassahowtizka National Wildlife Refuge. As
Special Use Permit holders, we practice
passive observation and a Leave No Trace
* Chassahowitzka is derived from
Seminole-Creek meaning hanging pumpkin.
The Chassahowitzka River