Camping on Shell Key is always a Favorite of our members. Lets meet up at the Hole in the Hedge launch point, and paddle out to Shell Key. After we set up camp, we can paddle around Shell key or simply play in the surf.
In the evening, we can get the camp fire going, make dinner and enjoy each others company.
On Sunday, we plan to meet up with Float for the Kayak picnic and raffle party.
Look for us on the right hand side before you go through the toll that takes you to Fort Desoto. If you see the marina, you have gone to far. If you see the camp grounds, you really have gone too far. Turn around.
You will need to bring your own water, sun screen, bug spray, towel, hat, water cannon, money, snacks and any other item you think you might need for a day trip. Remember to hydrate before you hit the water. It is your responsibility to have all of the required safety equipment aboard your vessel. Wear proper foot protection, flip flops are unacceptable for kayaking, but will be fine at the picnic on Sunday.
What to Bring: Check the files section for lists of suggested supplies and equipment needed for "kayak camping equipment list."
A basic list of items include small tent, sleeping pad, sleeping bag, clothing based on temperature conditions. Food should include lunch for Saturday, dinner Saturday night and breakfast Sunday morning. We can bring a few small disposable grills for dinner, and small stoves to heat water to cook other food items. Of course, bring plenty of water. I usually pack 4 liters of water for this trip.
As with all of our paddles, we are not professional guides nor instructors. We are a group of kayaking enthusiasts out for an enjoyable time. We help each other, learn from each and enjoy the privilege of being out on the water. By participating in any of our paddles, you assume all risks and responsibilities for your personal health and safety and for your equipment. You also agree to the terms of the Waiver of Liability (see "Files" for the word document) that applies to all SLACKER adventures. It is important for everyone that each participant be prepared for the trip. Please use your discretion and best judgment when joining a trip. Be sure you are up to the paddle -- physically, mentally and that your equipment is appropriate for the intended trip. Know and respect your limits. Be safe, act responsible and you will certainly enjoy another fantastic trip