EVENT DETAILS CHANGED AGAIN: Now Meeting and Putting in at Jigg's Landing as originally planned
Sorry for all the changes, but I communicated with Manatee County officials and was able to complete the permit process in time to put in as originally planned at Jigg's Landing - Address noted in location. [masked]rd St E in Bradenton, FL. If you have any questions, please feel free to call me at[masked] or send note through meetup, e-mail or comments.
We'll paddle the beautiful Braden River from Jigg's Landing to Linger Lodge Restaurant for lunch and social time. No shuttling required! After taking in all that the Lodge has to offer, we will enjoy a leisurely paddle back downstream to Jigg's. This is a fairly wide river with slow currents downstream of the Lodge, and is an easy paddle for anyone. Even a true SLACKER like myself can enjoy this without making it too much work.
Located in Bradenton Florida. The lodge is famous for it's southern food and display of Florida's natural inhabitants. Linger Lodge was voted "One of the The Top Five Weirdest Restaurants in the USA" by Al Roker. The animals on display have been found on Florida's roadsides and brought to the taxidermy and then mounted on the Lodge's walls. There is also a display of Military memorabilia from local residents who served.
Camping is available by reservation along with some info and pics of the restaurant at the Linger Lodge resort website below:
As always, PFD and Whistle are required to be on board
Note: The caretaker at Jigg's said they have been having problems with Vultures lately, and are asking people to take precautions against potential bird damage to their cars. I am hoping that just means you may need to wash your car afterwards.