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

  • December 14, 2013 · 9:30 AM
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Weeki Wachee is a fan favorite. 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 W.W. attraction. We will take out at Rodgers Park.

$6.00 launch fee to outfitters inside park.

$3.00 parking fee at Rodgers 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.

Rodgers Park: 7244 Shoal Line Blvd, Spring Hill, FL

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Great event So beautiful and a manatee sighting too. What a great group. Thanks for being so welcoming

    December 18, 2013

  • Alex G.

    There's never a bad day with the Slackers! Thanks everyone for a great paddle.

    1 · December 15, 2013

  • Cynthea S.

    Another wonderful paddle! Got to see my first manatee - pretty amazing! Always a great time with the Slackers!

    December 15, 2013

    • Bobby

      Sounds like an awesome trip. Wish I could have gone! Nice pics!

      1 · December 15, 2013

  • Deborah

    Wonderful day!! Beautiful water, great company, good food at the lunch at end! Good times, good times. Looking forward to more :) Feeling very blessed!

    1 · December 14, 2013

  • Eric A.

    Great day for a paddle with a great bunch of people.

    1 · December 14, 2013

  • Jennifer

    Got lost, GPS didn't cooperate. Knew I was going to be late, so just came home. Sorry I missed it.

    December 14, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    As much as we would love to join you guys tomorrow, we just need to cancel and join you on the next one when there is more time to enjoy the paddle with everyone. Sorry to miss this!

    December 13, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Would love to join the group tomorrow. Does anyone have a kayak I can borrow/rent? Going out on the later run.

    December 13, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Great, thanks Sam.

      December 13, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      See u tomorrow

      December 13, 2013

  • Sam G.

    I have arranged for the outfitter to bring us and our boats back to the put-in for $8.00. Since there is a $3.00 fee at the end for cars and there is not enough room for all of us anyway, this is not a bad deal.
    I need everyone who is coming to please confirm they are coming and will be paying the fee so that I can let the outfitter know how many people they can expect.
    If you are not going to come this weekend please remove your name from the "attending" list
    Thanks

    December 10, 2013

    • Julie N

      Julie plus 3. do we still pay the $6 launch. 9:30 launch.

      December 12, 2013

    • Sharon

      add me on - this sounds like an easier in and out and well worth the $8 - per car I presume?

      December 13, 2013

  • Sharon

    change of plans again - can attend after all. See you tomorrow.

    December 13, 2013

  • Eric A.

    Camping Friday night

    December 13, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Change of plans ... Will not be able to attend, so waitlist person can have my spot... Next time ... Great group though... Thanks.

    December 12, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sam, we will need to be back in Palm Harbor by 2.45 for my son's marching band parade. Is there any way this is still doable? We really would like to come. This is a 50 minute drive back to the parade location.

    December 11, 2013

    • Sam G.

      If you go out with the 9:30 group you should be OK

      1 · December 11, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Please put us down for 9:30. We may bring 2 cars and shuttle ourselves to be safe.

      December 12, 2013

  • Laurel W

    On again

    December 11, 2013

  • Denny

    I now have to work Saturday

    December 11, 2013

  • Laurel W

    Now have to work

    December 11, 2013

  • Sam G.

    Who is camping Saturday Night / Let's do a pot luck (thanks Alex) Saturday Night
    Who is camping Friday night?

    December 10, 2013

    • Sam G.

      I'm going down the 10:30 paddle but will be there for both times.

      December 10, 2013

    • Deborah

      Do u have ur sit on top available to rent or another. If so I'd like to come to the 10:30 also, but need to know if there's a kayak for me to rent.

      December 10, 2013

  • Diane M.

    Sorry, have to cancel. We had a change of plans but enjoy!

    December 10, 2013

  • Alex G.

    I'll make mac & cheese for Saturday.

    December 10, 2013

  • Alex G.

    Are we doing a potluck?

    December 10, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    If there are any openings at the 10:30 time Cindy and I would like to join the group on this paddle.

    December 8, 2013

  • Sam G.

    Because of the large number of people who wish to do this paddle I am going to have two launches, one at 9:30 and one at 10:30. Also there will no be enough parking at the take out so I will arrange for the Canoe Outpost provide a shuttle. There will be a cost but I will try and arrange a discount for our large group.

    December 6, 2013

    • Cynthea S.

      I can do either, but put me down for 1030.

      December 7, 2013

    • Ronda G

      I would like the 9:30 time slot please. :))

      December 8, 2013

  • Sharon

    Booo - just realized this is Saturday, not Sunday - can't go Saturday. Sorry I will miss.

    December 6, 2013

  • Victoria P

    Jeff offered a river camping event on the Peace River that I couldn't resist...have a great time!

    1 · November 29, 2013

    • Hiker E.

      Thanks!!

      December 2, 2013

    • Victoria P

      Pleasure is all mine!

      1 · December 2, 2013

  • Carol M.

    Work obligation. Have fun evefyone!

    December 1, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi! I need to rent a kayak too.....help please :)

    December 1, 2013

  • Janet

    Sorry the knee is giving me fits, I see a specialist soon so am backing out to give someone else a chance. Y'all have a grand time.

    December 1, 2013

  • amy

    Sam, I will most likely need to rent a kayak. Ron is most likely going to be coming with me. I will reconfirm with you the Thursday prior. Ron would like a sit on top please.

    November 30, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    plans have changed, ~~ I'm out someone else is in....

    November 30, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Anyone interested in going scuba diving while there? Perhaps a night dive?

    November 19, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      if there is interest in a night dive i would try to sweet talk them into it. No worries either way, they said they would see if they could find more people themselves ... We are laidback afterall.

      November 19, 2013

    • Bobby

      Ken you are way over qualified to be a slacker.

      1 · November 30, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Are we able to rent a kayak for this event?

    November 16, 2013

    • Craig G.

      Peggy, Sam or I will make sure there is a Kayak for you to rent.

      November 19, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Thank you

      November 29, 2013

  • Joe

    Is there going to camping on this trip and if so where?

    November 29, 2013

    • Hiker E.

      Hi Joe, take a look below at some of the earlier comments. There is some discussion on where peeps are camping. Buena Suerte. Ed

      November 29, 2013

  • Hiker E.

    Is anyone still looking to share a site? Let me know please or I can just get a site. Thanks!!!!

    November 29, 2013

  • Craig G.

    So much to do and not enough time. I'll be hiking with Donald this weekend. Have fun!!

    November 29, 2013

    • Hiker E.

      Did not know that you were a hiker Craig!

      November 29, 2013

  • Deborah

    If I could rent a sit on top this time it would be awesome :-)

    November 29, 2013

  • Cynthea S.

    Sam or Craig, Is there a kayak that I can rent? I would love to try a sit-in if possible?

    November 25, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Depth perception dive center said they could get diving for sunday afternoon only that weekend. Call them if interested.

    November 25, 2013

  • Deborah

    I would like to rent a kayak please:-)

    November 24, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Oh, i plan to camp fri-sat nights, too. And kayak sat.

    November 19, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm on the wait list. Did this last year. The water clarity and color are amazing. Hope I make the cut.

    November 18, 2013

  • Douglas

    Sorry, thanks for working me in but I now have an appointment that I can't change. Please include me next time.

    November 12, 2013

  • Ann F.

    Not going to be able to go this weekend...hoping someone can have my spot...love Weeki Wachee!!!

    November 1, 2013

  • Suzanne

    I haven't been on in a while...Life is so awesome and busy!!! Does anyone have a site left to share for the weekend????

    October 26, 2013

  • Lynn H.

    I'd love to share a site.

    October 23, 2013

    • Bobby

      LH and VP, i have a hammock tent. Feel like a kindred soul. Cant believe im wait listed. Look forward to meeting you all.

      October 24, 2013

  • Lynn H.

    Here is link to the campground. I just booked site 65 for Friday night and will share that night. http://www.citruscountyparks.com/Default.aspx?id=28

    October 24, 2013

    • Lynn H.

      Awesome! I'll save you a few good trees!

      October 24, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I want to camp to, what camp grounds? and I would be willing to share a site

    October 24, 2013

  • Diane M.

    We're on the waitlist but would be interested in camping!

    October 23, 2013

  • Sam G.

    I had wanted to camp at the Christian Camp again but it is closed for the month of December.
    A few people want to camp somewhere for the weekend since it is a long drive. I recommend:

    Chassahowitzka River Campground
    8600 W Miss Maggie Drive
    Chassahowitzka, Fl 34448
    Phone[masked] I may also camp with them. Anyone else who may camp please post it here so that we can get an idea of how many people are going to be a the camp site.

    October 23, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Yes I would like to camp :)

      October 23, 2013

    • Cynthea S.

      I want to camp; want to be with as many from our group as possible; willing to share site.

      October 23, 2013

  • Suzanne

    Anyone have a site we could share? Hopefully, Brett will be able to join me for this trip!

    October 23, 2013

  • carly j.

    Catch you next time you do this fun trip. Going Backpacking to Ocala same weekend with other SLACKERS! (We can't be too much of a "slacker" if we're backpacking, right?)

    October 21, 2013

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