Econlockhatchee River

Blackwater quietly flows through the suburbs of Orlando and Oviedo as it makes its way to the St. Johns River. When you walk along this river you forget that you are less than 10 minutes away from the hustle and bustle of the big city. 

The tannic water, produced by decaying leaves in the water, is perfectly safe, and actually gives the fish in this river brilliant colors. When the water level is down a bit the river is perfect for fly fishing. 

Econlockhatchee Sandhill Conservation Area near UCF, FL

Red Rat Snake (Pantherophis guttatus) refusing to let our car pass to get to the campsite.

Kissimmee Prairie Preserve State Park, FL.