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Fossil Float

Unearthing the Truth. Revealing the Hope.

Ice Age Fossil Float Adventure

Next Adventure: April 26-28, 2024

Uncover the truth about fossils as you dig them up! Experience God’s creation on the beautiful Peace River in Arcadia, Florida. Discover the fossils of gigantic Ice Age Creatures that once roamed the Earth. See how the remains of these animals tell us about the past and make the vital connection of how they are related to the Bible.

What is a Fossil Float?

It is an exciting adventure canoeing and digging for fossils. If you have ever panned for gold you know that the findings are few and far between. However, if you pan for fossils in the Peace River, you strike pay dirt every time!

This area of Florida, rich with phosphates, is known as a Fossil Graveyard. Over the last decade we have taken over 11,000 people, young and old, down the Peace River, where they have learned that there is substantial evidence of a world-wide flood as recorded in the Bible.

How else would you explain the findings of Whale Vertebra, or teeth of the Megalodon shark that would grow as large as 70 feet in length, in a river that is located some 30 miles from the Gulf of Mexico?

The findings of the Wholly Mammoth, Saber-tooth Cat and the Giant Sloth, gives affirmation to the bible reference of a great ice age.

During a CSI sponsored Fossil Float in April of 1996, Greg Reuter discovered a Columbian Mammoth at the Peace River Campground in Arcadia, Florida. Since then, CSI has sponsored special excavations at this site, which appears to be a fossil graveyard for a herd of mammoths that met their demise during the Ice Age. CSI has excavated the mammoth site three times and it is believed they have found a herd of Columbian Mammoths. The partial skeletons of three mammoths are on display at CSI’s Creation Museum in Deerfield Beach, Florida.

What you will learn:

You will learn how to identify fossils, and make the connection to God as the creator. You will also learn to canoe and enjoy each other as you frolic in the cool waters together. We complete our exciting adventure with a BBQ on Saturday evening. Happy faces fill the room as the finds are identified and the prizes are given for the most unique find, the most one-of-a-kind, and the largest and most complete fossils found. Sunday is given to worship. We thank God for His goodness and His beautiful creation with a Sunday morning worship service. Our new found friends receive the ability to refute evolutionary teachings and go on to proclaim God as our Creator.

Where it all happens:

Encore Riverside RV Resort and Campground

9770 SW County Road 769
Arcadia Fl, 34269

Getting to Arcadia …
Your options for FLYING into Arcadia, Florida

* Fort Myers, FL, then rent a car and drive approx. 1 hr.
* Tampa, FL, then rent a car and drive approx. 1 hr. 39 min
* Orlando, FL, and rent a car and drive approx. 2 hrs. 10 min

If DRIVING to Arcadia, Florida
From South Florida to Arcadia, FL: Arcadia is near the west coast
of Florida on CR 769

Overnight Accommodations

Overnight accommodations are not included. Make your camping reservations today!


Riverside RV Resort and Campground
(To RSVP for a site ask for Karen and mention you are with CSI. Tents are allowed for our group.)
9770 SW County Road 769
Arcadia Fl, 34269
800-795-9733 | 863-993-2111
Web address:

What to bring if you are camping:

Camping Equipment
Tent, towel, ground cloth, flashlights, money, rain gear, first-aid kit, wash cloth, hygiene items, and emergency contact information.


Sleep Inn & Suites

La Quinta Inn

Country Inn and Suites in Port Charlotte
(941) 235-1035

Holiday Inn Express
(941) 764-0056

What to bring for Fossil Hunting…

Cooler with lunch and beverages to take on river.

Fossil Sifting Screens (optional)*
Digging tools (long handled shovel)*
Zip-lock baggies or apron pouches (to carry finds)
Old shoes to get wet (rubber water-shoes work best)**
Goggles/snorkels/fins (optional)
Plenty of drinking water

*Provided by CSI (you can bring your own if you would like)
**Due to sharp objects in the shallow waters, we will not allow anyone without footwear to exit their canoe.



$110.00 per adult
(ages 12 & up)

$100.00 per child
(ages 5-11)

** Sorry No refunds, unless CSI cancels a trip. Cost does not include overnight accommodations or meals. CSI will provide dinner for Saturday only.


Fri. Afternoon: Registration and the River Experience (Riverside RV Resort and Campground Main Hall)

3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Registration (Main Hall)

4:00 pm – 5:15 pm

Ice Age Creatures Presentation and Introduction to Fossil Identification (Main Hall)

5:15 pm – 7:00 pm

Break for dinner

Visit Arcadia’s area restaurants, or have a picnic at the boat ramp!


Fri. Evening: Workshops (Main Hall)

7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Ice Age Presentation

8:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Ice Age Activities

8:30 pm – 9:00 pm Canoe safety class **This class is mandatory**

Sat. Morning: Fossil Float (Canoe Outpost)

8:30 am

Canoe Outpost Fossil hunt on river Lunch on river

4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Arrive back at Canoe Outpost


Sat. Evening: Dinner (Outside Pavilion)

5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Dinner! Provided by CSI

6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Show & Tell – do not forget your fossils!

7:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Ice Cream Social


Sun. Morning: Worship Service (Main Hall)

10:00 am – 11:15 am
Praise & Bible Study/Children’s Program

Speak to the earth, and it will teach you;
Job 12:8-10