Two Day Glamping Paddle and Camp - Ray's Wayside to Eureka

  • October 25, 2013 · 5:00 PM
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This will be a "Glamping" paddle (ie bathrooms and cold showers). We will set up a base camp at Gores Landing and paddle the Ocklawaha River from Rays Landing to Gores (Saturday) and from Gores to Eureka West (Sunday). I plan to arrive late Friday to set up the base camp. Participants are welcome to camp both nights, one night only or not at all.

Saturday night will be a potluck dinner night. Everyone contributes and everyone shares. Please note in the comment section below what you will contribute.

The Ocklawaha is said to be a very old river geologically, and as a result has created a mile-wide valley. It has a sand bottom and its waters tend to be very clear with occasional areas where tannin from the swamps colors the water a darker hue.

Gores Landing has campsites on a first-come,first-served basis; we will share sites to fit everyone; small pup tents are advised or share large tent - whatever works and people are comfortable with. There are bathrooms with outdoor showers. There are a total of 12 campsites at Gores, hopefully there will be sites available to us.  There is ALSO a large grassy area in the center of Gores Landing that can hold many tents.  There will be plenty of places to pitch our tents.  The cost to Camp at Gores is $5.00 per night and $5.00 for your car.  Since our cars are moved during the shuttle, I leave $10.00 in the honor box for two nights and have not had a problem.

EVERYONE IS INVITED FOR SINGLE DAY TRIP and/or to hang out for food/drink at campsite on Friday or Saturday evening, or camp at other locations.

Everyone on the water is required by law to have a PFD and a whistle.

Rental kayaks are available. Let me know if you need to rent one.

For those meeting us at Rays Wayside Saturday morning, look for the group to arrive from Gores between 9:00 am and 9:30 am.

Sunday morning, we will shuttle cars to Eureka, then launch from Gores Landing.

THIS IS NOT A PET FRIENDLY EVENT.  NO PETS PLEASE

 

WEATHER CHECK ZIP CODE: 32134

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WHO'S BRINGING WHAT (gleaned from comments posted)

 

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  • Craig G.

    There are now TWO albums for this trip.
    GO to the albums section of meet up, and you will see the second album.
    This trip was so popular, and the scenery so beautiful, we all took so many pictures.

    October 30, 2013

  • Joseph G.

    Sorry, Not able to upload more than the 500 photos already upload!!!! Any ideas... Let me know. Joe

    October 30, 2013

    • amy

      Craig can create another event so you are able to upload pictures. I know he has done this in the past. I'm looking forward to seeing your pictures.

      October 30, 2013

    • amy

      Actually, I see that he already did. Check for Two Day Glamping Two

      October 30, 2013

  • Joseph G.

    Great

    October 30, 2013

  • Ronda G

    Had another great time! The weather was spectacular for paddling and camping!

    October 28, 2013

  • Dan S.

    Had a great time; best kayak weather ever

    October 28, 2013

  • Craig G.

    I thought this meetup was going to be Epic, and Boy, was it ever. Thank you to everyone for coming, and for bringing all of the bacon, eggs, coffee, Kayaks...and to the cooks who helped on the grill and with the monster breakfast. What a great weekend. We need to do this trip more than twice a year.

    October 28, 2013

  • Julie A.

    this was such a great trip everyone was wonderful to be around. everything came together so well

    October 28, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Such a beautiful paddle! Great rope swings!

    October 28, 2013

  • amy

    The company was great, the food fantastic, and the weather perfect. Couldn't have ordered up a better weekend. Thank you to all the great chefs!

    October 27, 2013

  • Cynthea S.

    Amy, thank you for the great pictures!!

    1 · October 27, 2013

  • Anna

    Thanks Craig, this trip was better than well done! Food was absolutely fantastic and so was hospitality of fabulous organizer! :-)

    1 · October 27, 2013

  • Cynthea S.

    Quite lovely! Loved seeing and meeting everyone! The weather and company was perfect!

    October 27, 2013

  • Marilyn G

    He's here!!! Fox Oliver Grossman-White arrived Mon, weighing in at 8lb 2oz. He's so beauteous I can't keep my hands off him. I can already see I'll want to spoil him rotten - rein it in, grandma.

    4 · October 23, 2013

    • Marilyn G

      Thanks folks. I have to raise him right too, so that when I'm 100, he can paddle me down the river in a yak! (That's what happened to my husband's aunt). Woo hoo!

      October 25, 2013

    • Kristina

      That is a great plan.

      October 27, 2013

  • Kristina

    Wild Florida river with clear tannin water equipped with a rope swing about every few miles.

    October 27, 2013

  • Joe

    Unable to make this trip. Looks like a Beautiful Weekend, Wish I Were There. Have Fun!

    October 25, 2013

  • amy

    Summer, I made the Raspberry dressing.

    October 24, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Yummy!

      October 25, 2013

  • Nona

    Should be a beautiful weekend. I have to relocate a scooter.

    October 24, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm camping both nights. I'll bring a side for the pot luck, some sort of salad or something. I'll brings eggs and cheese for breakfast. What else do I need to bring?

    October 23, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      The cooks like beer too! Heini or red stripe! Lol.

      October 24, 2013

    • Kim M.

      Back rubs too as I understand it:)

      1 · October 24, 2013

  • Jim S.

    I'm already signed up over at Float. I have a package of shrooms, onions, bell peppers, some tomatoes and bamboo skewers for roasting the veggies. Thought we might toss them in olive oil and Italian seasoning before burning. They'll make a nice side.

    This will be my first official trip as a Slacker so I'm looking forward to meeting those of you I didn't meet at Homossasa.

    October 24, 2013

  • Craig G.

    We are planning to do a group breakfast. We'll have the groups 40 cup coffee urn going early, and will be cooking breakfast of scrambled eggs, bacon, French toast Saturday and pancakes on Sunday. We need:

    Eggs: 8 dz. - already have 4 dz.
    Bacon: 4 more packages Already have 4

    4 lbs coffee. Gevalia, Dunkin Donuts etc are always a nice touch.

    I'll bring the groups condiments like syrup, Ketchup, plates napkins.

    Your chefs Steven, Summer, Craig and Rob should have breakfast ready early, so we can head down to Rays on Sat. by 8:45 or so.

    2 · October 22, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      I'll bring a doz eggs and some shredded cheese for eggs :)

      October 23, 2013

    • Lynn H.

      Craig, just back in town from traveling...do you still need breakfast items?

      October 24, 2013

  • amy

    Bringing my spinach salad

    1 · October 23, 2013

  • Joseph G.

    I will be bringing beer, wine, and snacks.

    1 · October 23, 2013

  • Dee

    Bringing veggie or salad for the Saturday night potluck.

    1 · October 23, 2013

  • Julie N

    Sorry I have to cancel. Next trip!!

    October 23, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Since it will be a nice weekend. I will bring my famous split pea soup.

    October 22, 2013

    • Craig G.

      Summer, mmm, the split pea soup is not only famous, but award winning. I'll also bring the extra bowls.

      October 22, 2013

    • Sheri A.

      craig, I don't see you on the new years party, what's up with that?

      October 23, 2013

  • Craig G.

    For Dinner Sat night, Rob and I will have the grill going. If you would like to grill Corn, Veggie Kabobs, Chicken or meat, let us know. Your Kayaking Chefs will cook them up for you.

    October 22, 2013

    • Ronda G

      I will bring marinated chicken breasts for the potluck.

      October 22, 2013

    • Cynthea S.

      I won't be there Fri night but bringing flavored vodka and white zin for Sat dinner; eggs and bacon for Sun breakfast! Can't wait!

      October 22, 2013

  • Craig G.

    So Far, I have FOUR Kayaks for rental, Cynthia, Rob, Cyndi and Tracy.
    If I have missed anyone, please let me know right away

    1 · October 22, 2013

  • Craig G.

    Its looking like the weather will be Sunny, highs in the low 80's during the day, with lows at night getting down to the low 50's. Plan to bring that warm sleeping bag, warm cloths for the evening and nights. This is going to be great camping weather!!

    2 · October 22, 2013

  • Julie A.

    I'm coming up Friday and will be paddling Silver River about 3 pm. Then will set up camp about 6 or 7pm.

    October 20, 2013

  • Carl R.

    Caesar Salad

    August 29, 2013

    • Victoria P

      If I could attend....I'd make seared salmon again! Working...:(

      October 20, 2013

    • Julie A.

      If wishes were horses......I'd be having salmon.

      1 · October 20, 2013

  • Julie N

    This will be a day trip for me. Not sure if it will be Sat or Sun. I will check back later for updates on the plans you have for paddleing.

    October 20, 2013

  • David B

    Lemme in, I'll bring pulled pork for the potluck.

    2 · October 14, 2013

    • Sheri A.

      Hey Kim, Point taken

      October 14, 2013

    • Craig G.

      David, your definately in!!

      October 15, 2013

  • Lynn H.

    Dutch Oven White Chili...camping both nights.

    1 · September 4, 2013

    • Sheri A.

      I need the recipe for the white chili = always looks so good

      October 14, 2013

  • Donald

    Sorry I have a chance to go rough water kayaking on 26th October

    October 8, 2013

  • Julie N

    how about doing silver river one of these days since it just opened up.

    October 8, 2013

    • Craig G.

      Julie, We will be on the Oklawaha both Saturday and Sunday for this trip. No Silver River is planned.

      October 8, 2013

  • Kristina

    How does homemade salsa and guacamole sound. My avocado tree is loaded.

    1 · October 6, 2013

    • Julie A.

      If you don't want any of those avocados, bring some to share.

      October 6, 2013

  • Sheri A.

    Mikes back will not be healed for at least 3 - 4 months per Doctor. Might stop by for dinner, but he can't kayak or sleep in a tent at this point.

    September 19, 2013

    • Marilyn G

      wow, so Mike had back surgery? I didn't realize his back was that bad - hope everything heals nicely!

      October 6, 2013

    • Sheri A.

      Nope Mike did not have back surgery, just fell off a ladder and fractured 3 vertebrae. Just using tincture of time to heal. Needs to take it easy and he's moving like an old man. Sucks!!

      October 6, 2013

  • Marilyn G

    Doggoneit so many fun things going on and I'll be sitting around waiting for a baby to be born. LOL, just getting into the sacrificin' grandma mode!

    October 3, 2013

    • Craig G.

      Marilyn, let us know when congrats are in order!!

      1 · October 3, 2013

    • Sheri A.

      I hear they say being granny is great...... I can wait

      2 · October 4, 2013

  • Cynthea S.

    I have ended up on the work schedule for both Fri and Sat but off on Sat by 330p. Will miss the paddle but would love to come for pot luck and camping on Sat night. Would be glad to share a campsite. I have a 2p tent. Would love to paddle on Sunday and will need to rent a yak.

    October 1, 2013

    • Craig G.

      Cynthea, you are welcome to join us Sat afternoon for the pot luck and paddle on Sun. I'll make sure we have an extra Kayak for you on Sunday.

      1 · October 1, 2013

    • Cynthea S.

      Thank you!

      October 2, 2013

  • Laura

    Something has come up, and I have to cancel. Have fun!

    September 25, 2013

  • Craig G.

    I'll bring the popular sliced teriyaki London Broil, Grilled with grilled onions.

    1 · September 19, 2013

  • Cynthea S.

    I will bring some wine or scotch, not sure what i will bring with it yet, if I can come.

    September 17, 2013

  • Julie A.

    Brownies & Wine - great combo

    1 · August 30, 2013

  • Craig G.

    Awesome, we have the best group Glamping!!!

    2 · August 29, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Bean salad

    August 30, 2013

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