About Us

Locally Owned

Black Creek Outfitters is a family-owned specialty outdoor retailer in Northeast Florida and has the reputation as the premier place for paddlesports as well as outdoor apparel & gear. The store originally started out as Windsurfing Orange Park, Inc. in December 1983 by Joe Butler Sr. and his wife Helen with an operation consisting of sailboard instruction and sales. In 1990, the shop expanded into the traditional outdoor specialty with an emphasis on kayaking, backpacking, and climbing. Black Creek expanded to the current outdoor lakeside location in Jacksonville of 1997 and now includes a wide range of gear, apparel, footwear, kayaksstandup paddle boards, car racks and accessories addressing year-round outdoor activities and adventure travel. Our emphasis is on your outdoor experience, with experts in every category we service let us make sure you get the gear you need to enjoy the outdoors whether it is in Florida or around the world.