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Alexander Springs - Easy Trip Only (We will be Camping Too)

  • Aug 18, 2013 · 10:00 AM
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DUE TO EXTREMELY THICK WEEDS I AM CANCELING THE LONG PADDLE. THE SHORT EASY PADDLE IS STILL BEING DONE WITH SWIMMING IN THE SPRINGS BEING ADDED.

I AM ADDING A SILVER RIVER PADDLE ON SUNDAY

Sunday morning you can paddle 4 miles downstream from head springs to the bridge and back to the Alexander Springs park (easy - very beautifull paddle - 2 miles each way).

After the paddle we will relax and swim in the cold spring waters of Alexander Spring.d

We will set up base camp at Alexander Park for both Friday and Saturday evenings.  We will paddle Juniper Saturday and Alexander Springs Sunday. Again well will do a pot luck dinner on Saturday night only - on you own for Friday night.

Alexander trip description; putin at Alexander park; Alexander Springs is a first-magnitude spring with a flow of 76 million gallons daily. The springhead is in a large pool about 200 feet in diameter that is a popular swimming area. Beyond the springhead, the creek runs down a wide channel bordered by palm, maple, pine and live oak draped in Spanish moss. Water lilies, cattails, and other vegetation thrives atop the water, channeling the stream flow.

 

We will run our own shuttles.

Weather check zip code: 32720

 

Alexander Springs CAMPING FEE: $21.00, primitive/bathrooms/showers,no electric, this includes entrance fee; sites are 1st come/1st served; can call[masked] to reserve a site to be certain. 2 tents/vehicles per site allowed.

We can reduce costs by 2 people sharing a campsite.

DIRECTIONS:
From Altoona, FL, take State Rt. 19 north for 3.7 miles to
Alexander Springs sign (County Rd. 445).  Turn onto Rt. 445 and
go 5.1 miles to campground on left.

Sign up for the weekend or just come for a day paddle. Non-camper or single day paddlers are welcome.

Saturday single day paddlers, cost is $5.50 to enter park/launch.

MEET AT CANOE LAUNCH INSIDE PARK AT 10am on Sunday morning, unload kayaks and paddle

Carpooling is always encouraged.

Bring lunch and plenty to drink.

*********WEARING YOUR PFD/WHISTLE IS ALWAYS ENCOURAGED.*********

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  • A former member
    A former member

    See you Sunday morning , Will be bring snorkel gear.

    August 17, 2013

  • amy

    :-( out due to injury!

    August 16, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I will be there for juniper but going home Sunday morning.

    August 15, 2013

  • Craig G.

    I will be Scuba Diving Alexander Springs Saturday after the Juniper Paddle. If you have your own gear, and would like to join us, let me know. It is very cool to get up close to the powerful vent that feeds the Alexander Springs River. If you would like to Snorkel the Spring and be a bubble watcher, that's OK too. You'll have a good time.

    August 13, 2013

  • Julie N

    Doing silver river

    August 12, 2013

  • Julie N

    Hi all. I suddenly have two opening in the popup if anyone is interested. Please reply to me thru the site via email. First come first serve. I would prefer people who were going to be there both nights.

    August 12, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Does anybody have a campsite for a tent open for Saturday night that they would like to share?

    August 11, 2013

  • Stephanie L.

    Will not be camping just paddling.

    August 11, 2013

  • Sharon

    Have to go out of town.

    July 27, 2013

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