Shell Key Paddle and Camp

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.

THE LAUNCH:

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.

THE NECESSARY 

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.

KAYAK CAMPING:

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

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  • Mark

    Sorry I'm gonna miss this one, stuck in Daytona till late Saturday afternoon.
    If by chance I get back with enough daylight, you guys camping in the same area as last time?

    September 6, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I will paddle over later as I have stuff to do in the morning! I am packing light because I will have my small kayak incase I have to load and unload on my tod! wait not for me! No moon, so, it should be dark!

    September 6, 2013

  • Victoria P

    Great idea Craig! Assume ya got a permit..should I bring my tripod camp toilet n changing pavilion?

    September 3, 2013

    • Victoria P

      See y'all at the float picnic/paddle...still got some unpacking to do after my recent move...

      September 6, 2013

    • Craig G.

      Kris, it looks like we'll need your Potty!! LOL

      September 6, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Please do this again. I'm doing the bioluminescent paddle this weekend but this one sounds great too!

    September 6, 2013

  • Clare

    I would like to come, but I cannot stay overnight.

    September 5, 2013

    • Craig G.

      Clare, would you like to join us for the day?

      September 5, 2013

  • Craig G.

    Hey Victoria, Kris has some kind of potty. I'll defer the bathroom requirements to her.

    September 3, 2013

  • Craig G.

    Yes, we will leave our cars at the Hole in hedge. The parking is free. I have never had any issues with parking there overnight.

    September 3, 2013

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