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Peace River

Peace River starts in Polk County at Bartow, then winds around 106 miles to the Gulf of Mexico to... read more

Reviewed 5 July 2018
Coral Springs, Florida
Great place to kayak

My wife and I spent a day kayaking the Peace River looking for sharks teeth. Found hundreds of... read more

Reviewed 1 April 2018
Osprey, Florida
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Reviewed 5 July 2018

Peace River starts in Polk County at Bartow, then winds around 106 miles to the Gulf of Mexico to Charlotte Harbour. Rent a canoe the real fun is exploring the slow moving river. You find ice age fossils, shark teeth, alligators in the water an...More

2  Thank 387indy
Reviewed 1 April 2018

My wife and I spent a day kayaking the Peace River looking for sharks teeth. Found hundreds of small one, nothing big but a nice day. Saw a few alligators, turtles, and lots of birds. If you are going to dig in the river you...More

3  Thank gcballdmd
Reviewed 30 January 2018 via mobile

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 just paddled a bit away from them before...More

4  Thank mwacker7
Reviewed 18 May 2017 via mobile

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 and that was neat too. Definitely...More

1  Thank Shannon K
Reviewed 25 January 2017 via mobile

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 for ancient sharks teeth in the river. Best...More

2  Thank Saltangler
Reviewed 23 January 2017 via mobile

This is one of my favorite places on the planet. Bring a strainer and a shovel. You will have a shark tooth in the first five minutes. You never know what you will find. I have found shark teeth, crocodile teeth, horse teeth, beaver teeth,...More

10  Thank mwacker7
Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

Love this town, river walk, friendly people, restaurants, shops, sunsets. I want to live here to enjoy any time I want.

2  Thank karent839
Reviewed 15 November 2014

I started going to the Peace River because of my best friend who got me into this club call The Fossil Club. The Fossil Club goes there every year and is $20 per person if you belong to a club like the Fossil Club and...More

7  Thank Sexy96
Reviewed 10 September 2014

The access point was dirty with trash all over. The dock area looked like it was just a hangout for drug user and alcoholics. What a shame! The water was also trashed and unkempt. Even the beauty of the trees and shoreline was negated by...More

7  Thank comova7
Reviewed 7 July 2014 via mobile

Place is good for small kids but lame for teenagers and adults. Owner thinks he is Adolf Hitler along with his natzi malitia running around on golf carts yelling at everyone.

10  Thank Hannahryan890
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Amber J
16 July 2018|
Response from mwacker7 | Reviewed this property |
You want to dig where you see gravel. The sand will produce very little teeth. I usually kayak till I see gravel or poke at the sand with a rod till I feel gravel. Starting at any river entrance close to Arcadia is good bet.