Kayak the Braden River to Linger Lodge for Lunch

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:

http://www.lingerlodgeresort.com

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.

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  • Diane B

    What a fantastic paddle!! Thanks Jeff for organizing this. Had a blast at Linger Lodge!!

    August 12, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great place! Excellent People!

    August 12, 2013

  • Jeff R.

    Thank you to everyone who attended my 1st meetup event as an organizer. The photos uploaded say a thousand words about how much fun this was. Each of you contributed to that fun, and I look forward to organizing more events in the future.

    August 12, 2013

  • Kristine A

    This was a very fun group of people. Loved Linger Lodge.

    August 12, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great paddle, thanks you all for a good time. Special thanks to Hawkwood Kenny, for the educational plant lessions, and laughter.

    August 12, 2013

  • Joan

    Had a great time and really nice paddle.

    August 11, 2013

  • SunAnnie

    Great paddle! Thanks for organizing, Jeff!

    August 11, 2013

  • Hawkwood K.

    I'll have to do that one again.

    August 11, 2013

  • amy

    Great paddle, Jeff! Enjoyed myself. Lunch was good. Your daughter is delightful.

    1 · August 11, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Darn it, can't make it today. My dad went into hospital last night, so I need to be there. Have a great day, see you all on another trip!

    August 11, 2013

  • Ed H.

    Amy has talked me into meeting you guys in Bradenton for the paddle it sounds like it will be great.

    1 · August 10, 2013

    • Jeff R.

      Looking forward to meeting you on your 1st trip with the Slackers. Glad Amy was able to twist your arm! :)

      August 10, 2013

  • Alex G.

    Sorry to cancel.

    August 10, 2013

  • Victoria P

    Need to finish moving!

    August 9, 2013

    • Jeff R.

      If you change your mind again, we'd love to see ya! I'm sure roadkill pics will be posted.

      August 10, 2013

  • Nona

    Are you meeting at 7 am

    August 6, 2013

    • Eddie

      huh? are you on 'back to school' time already???

      August 10, 2013

  • Nona

    Are you meeting at 7 am

    August 6, 2013

    • Craig G.

      Slackers Don't meet at 7:00 AM. You must still be on Hawaii time.

      2 · August 6, 2013

  • Victoria P

    Rock springs will wait...(-; see ya Sunday..can't hardly wait for road kill fer lunch!

    1 · August 5, 2013

  • Victoria P

    But...I've never paddled this run......

    August 5, 2013

  • Victoria P

    Oops!, already paddling Rick springs run!

    August 4, 2013

    • Craig G.

      Victoria is going to have to schedule a paddle to Rick Springs run after she goes on this one.

      1 · August 5, 2013

  • amy

    Jeff, are they any kayaks available for rent?

    August 5, 2013

    • Jeff R.

      Amy. Since I am bringing my daughter, my spare is taken. Can anyone else help out Amy?

      August 5, 2013

    • Craig G.

      Jeff, I have Amy Covered

      2 · August 5, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hey Jeff, FYI... if you launch at Jiggs landing you are required to have a permit if you have over 10 people. I think I contacted [masked] when I launched there last yr. You can launch at Linger lodge without the hassle of the permit.. This way you can paddle up and back, then enjoy lunch afterward.

    August 3, 2013

    • Jeff R.

      Thanks Judy! My only point of reference was when I did this with two people a few weeks ago. There's probably no time to get a permit, so I've updated the meetup to start at the Lodge

      August 3, 2013

    • Jeff R.

      Judy, I was able to contact Manatee county and complete the permitting form for them. Life is good...we're back to the original plan. Thanks for the heads up!

      August 5, 2013

  • Toni

    Where do you put in and take out....at the Linger Longer Lodge? is it on Jiggs Landing? sorry I don't understand....I thought the Lodge was 1/2 way..???

    August 2, 2013

    • amy

      Jeff, this is Mark we are talking about. :-)

      1 · August 4, 2013

    • Jeff R.

      Craig can tow him if he can't handle it! Notice I didn't volunteer myself...I'll be too busy slacking

      1 · August 5, 2013

  • Julie N

    First one here who is sleepong in the popup can ask fora car pass. Otherwise ask at the gate where you should park.

    August 2, 2013

    • Jeff R.

      Jigg's landing doesn't have camping, but linger lodge does. Nice campground too

      1 · August 2, 2013

  • amy

    Jeff, I'm going to do my best to make this one. Been there, very interesting place.

    1 · August 2, 2013

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