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Weeki Wachee..Camping - Mermaids,Manatees and Crystal Clear Water!!!

  • Sep 20, 2013 · 5:00 PM
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WE WILL PADDLE THE WEEKI WACHEE ON SATURDAY AT 9:00 AM

Weeki Wachee is a fan favorite.

We will be camping along the crystal clear waters of the Weeki Wachee Spring run for the first time.

We will be staying at the Weechi Wachee Chrisitian Camp -thanks to Anna Corey :-)

$10.00 per night camping fee per person.

RV's / Popup's are $20.00 / night (2 persons - $5.00 each additional person)

Crystal clear water extends through the whole run; where just about any spot you choose to get out and play is great. It's a major spring that does create a very swift current in the upper six miles.

The river is a haven for manatee with its one hundred cubic feet of year-round 72 degree water of unusual clarity bubbles continuously from a large spring rising from the limestone bottom of the headwaters of the river, a novelty which created a famous underwater attraction.

Putin at outfitters next to Weeki Wachee attraction. We will take out at the camp grounds

$6.00 launch fee to outfitters inside park.

 

**After unloading at outfitters, DO NOT leave vehicles inside outfitters parking lot, they close and lock gate in early afternoon. Park outside in W.W. attraction parking lot.

 



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  • Craig G.

    Thanks to all for a great weekend. The location of this camp ground really makes this type of trip special. Looking forward to the next Weekie get together with our awesome group.

    October 3, 2013

  • Alex G.

    Awesome! I'm so glad I was able to join in for part of the weekend. Slackers are a great group. Thanks for organizing another great weekend Sam.

    September 23, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I loved it! Great group and beautiful place!!!

    September 23, 2013

  • Craig G.

    What a terrific weekend. Combine the Weekie Wachie River with the greatest group of paddlers around, and you have the makings of a fun time. Can't wait for the next time we camp on the weekie, and perhaps a little drier weather too.

    September 23, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Had a great time ,thanks again, Sam for the assist on the re-entry, still had a good time, interesting and great bunch of people to paddle with

    September 23, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great fun! I met a few new folks. It a beautiful river. Now if I would only figure out how to stay clear of those tree limps or not grab hold of them! Go Gators!

    September 23, 2013

  • Linda W.

    Beautiful waterway to paddle! Thanks Sam...you're an amazing organizer! We're all very blessed that you are the organizer of so many great paddles.

    September 23, 2013

  • David W.

    Had a great time!!!!!

    September 23, 2013

  • Shari

    It was great, love the water neighborhoods. Particularly enjoyed paddling in the moonlight, it was awesome!

    September 22, 2013

  • Lisa H.

    Yeah, all that and naked gay drunk Russians, too! How ya gonna top that Sam?

    September 22, 2013

  • Diane B

    Really wonderful camping grounds. Thanks to all for a delicious pot luck dinner and especially to "Chef Craig" for the juicy steak!! Mmm Mmm Good!! Another fun week end with the Slackers!!

    September 22, 2013

  • Matt

    Awesome weekend. Really enjoyed spending the weekend with SLACKERS

    September 22, 2013

  • lois v.

    The best camping trip ever. Great company, food, and wonderful day Sat., kayaking and swimming in the beautiful Weeki-Wachee River!

    September 22, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    FUN!

    September 22, 2013

  • Sam G.

    We had a fun time paddling down the Weeki Wachee. We stopped many time and had some great water gun fights.
    Dinner (Pot Luck) on Saturday night was awesome. All the folks who cooked and made special meals.
    Saturday night was a bit wet for some of us but it just made the trip more memorable.
    A few of us paddle Sunday and went to an beautiful spring called Salt Springs.
    Great weekend, great paddle and great Slackers.
    Thanks to all who came.

    September 22, 2013

  • Cynthea S.

    Looks like it was a great time!!

    September 22, 2013

  • Matt

    Thanks for a great weekend paddle. Had fun swimming with the manatees at the camp. After waking up with a way too much water inside my tent, I am convinced I need an upgrade!

    September 22, 2013

  • Laura

    Another great paddle! Thank you for making my daughter, Katie, feel so welcomed. This was her first paddle, and she really enjoyed it.

    September 22, 2013

  • Alex G.

    I have to cancel out on this one. If there's a paddle on Sunday, I would love to try to tag along.

    September 20, 2013

    • Kristina

      Alex what time would you like to try and paddle on Sunday?

      September 21, 2013

    • Sam G.

      9::00

      September 21, 2013

  • Kristina

    Can't camp but would love to come over on Sunday morning and go paddling upstream, down stream or out to the bay doesn't matter. Anyone interested?

    September 20, 2013

    • michele c

      I will be camping Sat night & want to paddle Sun am.

      September 20, 2013

    • Kristina

      Michele what time are you looking at getting started. It is about 1 hour drive from tampa for me to join.

      September 21, 2013

  • Matt

    Lisa, Darlene and I set up our sites and went for a psddle. We are at the mouth of the river now, on the Gulf. Really nice. Heading back to camp.

    September 20, 2013

  • Craig G.

    I'm bringing another good looking Teriyaki London Broil for the Pot Luck.

    September 19, 2013

    • Matt

      I will bring sangria and a sausage/pepper/onion dish.

      1 · September 19, 2013

    • Kristina

      bumming I am going to miss it :(

      September 20, 2013

  • michele c

    Sam, I'll camp Sat night & pay you then. Anyone paddling Sun?

    September 20, 2013

  • Sam G.

    We will be doing POT LUCK dinner on Saturday. You are on your own for all other meals.

    September 19, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Don't forget Saturday night potluck!

    September 19, 2013

  • Matt

    Sam, I am sensing another great paddling weekend. Thanks!

    September 18, 2013

  • Linda W.

    How early can be check into at campsite on Friday to set up camp? Is there a person's name we use to get in or just Slacker kayak group?

    September 18, 2013

    • Sam G.

      Check in after 12 noon / use my name Sam Gellerstedt

      September 18, 2013

  • Jeff Z

    Sam I'm sorry to say I will not be able to attend this wonderful trip.
    I Hurt my back, unloading a kayak, Over the weekend.
    Everyone have a safe and wonderful time.

    September 18, 2013

  • Shari

    Hi Sam, I will be camping Friday only and will pay you when I see you, OK? Thanks!
    I plan on arriving early afternoon on Friday and would like to paddle with whoever is there, put in at campground. Matt, Alex...?

    September 17, 2013

    • Alex G.

      Shari, I think my plans for getting there early have been changed. I have to take my daughter for an MRI. I should be there late afternoon if all goes well.

      September 17, 2013

    • Matt

      Shari, I hope to get there sometime around 2, set up camp then go for a short paddle.

      September 17, 2013

  • Cynthea S.

    Wish I had known about this sooner! I love the combination of paddle and camping! I'll stay tuned! :-)

    September 17, 2013

  • Nona

    Wish I could go but I'm finishing uo my move :(

    September 17, 2013

  • Joan

    I am coming up Saturday night and staying with Anna and Dianne and am interested in paddle on Sunday.

    September 16, 2013

  • Matt

    Sorry if you answered these questions earlier... When can we check into the camp site? I would like to get set up and get my kayak wet on Friday if possible. What extras like tables, coolers, grills, etc do you need? Any group meals planned? Looking forward to another great kayaking weekend.

    September 13, 2013

    • Matt

      Alex, I am hoping to set up my camp site, then do a short paddle from there.

      September 15, 2013

    • Matt

      Craig, I will try to pick up the sangria fixings.

      September 15, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I paid, but cannot attend. Someone can take my place that is on the waiting list!!

    September 13, 2013

  • amy

    Not sure if I am going to camp yet or not. What is the expected time this trip will take from put in to take out? Possibly considering paddling upstream with Craig and crew.

    September 11, 2013

  • Craig G.

    I'm going to head over to Rogers park around 8:00 am and paddle up stream or till we meet the group. The River is really nice when its quiet and the fog is coming off the water. Let me know if you want to come along. More paddling time and no shuttle.

    September 10, 2013

    • Craig G.

      With Alex, Matt, Charlie and Kris, maybe Darlene, we will make it up stream before the crowds hit the water.

      September 11, 2013

    • Darlene

      I looked where Rogers Park is and it looks like it is just downstream from the campground. Lisa and I will put in at the campground and meet up with the upstream paddlers.

      September 11, 2013

  • Linda W.

    It's a very beautiful paddle but going up stream can be challenging. I paddled down stream on a Saturday morning to Rogers Park which was an easy 2 - 2-1/2 hour paddle and very pleasant. I then paddled back up stream to where we put in which took about 4 hours. There was lots of boat traffic on the waterway and most of it was going down stream. Also, the waterway is very narrow and curvy plus there were lots of groups swimming and "partying" in the water. When I was paddling upstream, many of the inexperienced kayakers and canoers going down stream would knock into my kayak and push me out to where the current was the strongest which made the return trip even more difficult. Of course, you can paddle part of the way up stream before returning. I thought it might be good to share my experience but maybe yours will be different.

    1 · September 11, 2013

  • Matt

    Is anyone planning on a Friday afternoon paddle? Are we going to do group dinners on Friday or Saturday nights? Looking forward to another great paddling weekend.

    September 10, 2013

  • Mark

    I'm out, double booked that week and weekend, unfortunately Ill be in Key West. Oh the pain... :)

    September 1, 2013

  • Ann F.

    I'm going to drop off because I'm not sure if I can get that Saturday off. Would love to go but might not know until mid week the week before.

    August 28, 2013

  • Karen G.

    Sam, as mentioned earlier, I'm only staying Saturday night. Since paypal is only set up for a 2 night stay ($20.00) I will just pay you the 10 dollars upon arrival....if that is okay...thanks for all you do and see ya soon

    August 27, 2013

  • Dianne G.

    will there be a paddle on sat and sun? I have to work sat but will come for the sun paddle if there is one.

    August 5, 2013

    • Sam G.

      Yes / I'm working on a paddle for sunday / worse case we will paddle the Chaz but I'm lookg for something else.

      August 5, 2013

    • Shari

      Love the Chaz, I missed it in July.

      August 27, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I am paid up:)

    August 26, 2013

  • Suzanne

    I am so sorry I can't make this trip this time. I have family coming in town!!! Next time!!

    August 25, 2013

  • Anna

    I sign out to make space for one more. Can't do early paddle at Friday. Sam, Diane and I will stay at my place and will meet groupe Friday evening. Can't wait to see you again.

    August 22, 2013

  • Karen G.

    Sam...due to work, if I can't come in and stay Friday night, but want to STILL join in on the kayaking on Saturday morning and stay Saturday night, should I just plan on meeting you at outfitters next to Weeki Wachee Attraction rather than campground? What time should I be there by? I assume some will car pool back to get vehicles at weeki wachee once we take out at campground, correct? I already paid for the kayak a while back.

    August 21, 2013

    • Sam G.

      Meet us at the putin (Weeki Wachee) at 9:30 and we will get you back to your car. I will bring your Kayak

      August 21, 2013

  • Linda W.

    Do I need to reserve a campsite? If so, how?

    August 10, 2013

    • Sam G.

      No / We have reserved the group campsite

      August 10, 2013

  • Hiker E.

    Opportunity to go to Aruba came up. Ya'all enjoy!!!

    August 10, 2013

  • Suzanne

    Hi Everyone! I need to check my email more often!!! I hope I can get on this trip!!!!!

    August 6, 2013

  • Karen G.

    Sam, I paid for Kayak a while back...do we just pay you for camping upon arrival or do we need to also prepay on paypal?

    August 5, 2013

    • Sam G.

      Pay me when you get there

      August 5, 2013

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