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Peace River, Florida

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The Peace River is a river in the southwestern part of the Florida peninsula, in the U.S.A.. It originates at the juncture of Saddle Creek and Peace Creek northeast of Bartow in Polk County and flows south through Hardee County to Arcadia in DeSoto County and then southwest into the Charlotte Harbor estuary at Port Charlotte in Charlotte County. It is 106mi long and has a drainage basin of 1367sqmi. U.S. Highway 17 runs near and somewhat parallel to the river for much of its course. The river was called Rio de la Paz (River of Peace) on 16th century Spanish charts. It appeared as Peas Creek or Pease Creek on later maps. The Creek (and later, Seminole) Indians call it Talakchopcohatchee, River of Long Peas. Other cities along the Peace River include Fort Meade, Wauchula and Zolfo Springs.
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  • I love looking for fossils and this river is full of them. This time I found hundreds of shark teeth, an alligator jaw, horse tooth, giant armadillo scute, and bird bones. I saw a few alligators but j...  more »
  • What a beautiful place! We camped in tents and brought our kayak the river was low but still had fun! We rented golf carts and that is definitely the way to go it was great.. got invaded by raccoons a...  more »
  • If you're looking for a family camp out with a good time you cannot miss this opportunity at peace river. Family friendly atmosphere with ATV riding if you wish and lots of fun with the kids sifting f...  more »
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  • Great multi-day kayak trip from Pioneer Park to Brownsville boat ramp. 1st trip was from Fort Meade to Pioneer Park. This is a wonderful river to experience. Lots of wildlife.... turkeys, sandhill cranes, alligators, turtles, herons. There's many perfect camping spots along the banks. Just watch for the No Trespassing signs.
  • The Peace River is a Meandering river that runs from Way North to the Gulf of Mexico. Where we live in Deep Creek it is a 30 mile trip to get to the Gulf
  • Nice place to relax and enjoy the scenery or take a canoeing or kayak trip.enjoy
  • Both my sons and I go there for counseling Karen Stewart is the best! The medical doctor and nurse practitioner and nurses and office staff are so nice! We been going there for years!
  • Really quiet part of port Charlotte. Didn’t find any fish but I might just be lacking in the skills department. Tides go way out so mind yourself. I saw at least two boats that got stuck on a sandbar.
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