Florida fossils and permit links... good info on places like Mickler Landing (south of Jax), Caspersen Beach (south of Venice airport), Gardner on the Peace River and Shell Creek (off 17, south of Bartow) and tips on DIY gear.
The Peace River is a river in the southwestern part of the Florida peninsula. 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 106 miles (171 km) long and has a drainage basin of 1,367 square miles. Highway 17 runs near and somewhat parallel to the river for much of its course.