THIS TRIP WILL FILL UP BUT PLEASE GET ON THE WAITING LIST. WE ALWAYS HAVE PEOPLE WHO DROP OUT.
Craig and Sam have arranged an exciting weekend for the SLACKERS. We have taken most of the work out of the trip down the Suwanee. Just jump in your Kayak and float down the river on a multi day camping and kayaking adventure on the on the Suwanee. This trip will cost $105.00 per person. ABSOLUTELY NO REFUNDS. Please RSVP only if you plan on attending. This trip will include the cost of Camping Friday night, the outfitter to cart our Kayaks and gear to the starting point at Dowling Park, and all equipment to each of the River Camps, provide us ice each day, tip for the outfitter, breakfast and dinner each day. Lunch snacks and drinks are on your own to bring.
Meet fellow Slackers Friday night at River Run Camp grounds where camping reservations have already been made for you. Go to a local Buffet or cook at the camp grounds. Saturday morning, meet the outfitter at the Branford boat ramp and leave Cars there. Load kayaks and gear into the outfitters trailer and he will take us up to Dowling. We will meet the outfitter at Branford boat ramp about 7:30 am.
A - TRIP Details
Saturday: Dowling to Peacock Slough River camp: 18 miles
Sunday: Peacock Slough to Adams Tract: 10 miles
Monday: Adams Tract to Branford 7 or 8 miles
I plan on going up Thursday night and staying at the RiverRun campsite. This group will shuttle ourselves and will also carry our camping gear down the river. This way we can make room for more people to join the entire Slackers Armada down the Suwannee River.
Friday - I want to shuttle ourselves up to Dowling Park - Unloading the kayaks and gear and heading over to Dowling Park Rivercamp. After setting up camp Friday morning, I want to paddle up to a rock quarry which is about 2 miles north of Dowling Park. We will paddle back and spend the night at Dowling Park River Camp.
Saturday - We will paddle across the Suwanee River to the Dowling Park landing to meet the rest of the Slackers
The Dinner Menu
We will be catering in Dinner.
Barbeque Pulled Chicken and Pulled Pork
Potato Salad, Baked Beans
Also, we will have the squash Casserole Sunday night. That was some of the best Squash Cassarole I have ever eaten.
Dinner Sunday Night
Garlic Mashed Potatoes
Seasoned Green Beans
Sweet and Un Sweet tea.
Breakfast Sunday and Monday morning will include Eggs, Bacon, Pancakes. and Craig's famous French Toast. Plenty of Coffee (subject to change or additions)
We'll try not to trip the circuit breakers.
Sounds mouth watering after a long days paddle, doesn't it.
This section of the river has the greatest number of Springs I've ever seen. Think of Weekie Wachie, Juniper springs, silver River times twenty. Each day, we will visit so many springs you will lose count. Some are actual parks, others are hidden, only accessible from the river. Maybe we'll be the first to find a new spring no one knows about yet! Elisa found a small spring on the last trip, and we names it Elisa Springs. Summer and I found a spring, and named it little bitty spring. We need to find it again, it was real small.
Friday night will be at River Run
Campground.http://www.riverruncampground.net/index.html Located at 2739 Us HWY 27 Branford, FL 32008. No need to make your own reservations. Reservations have already been made and included in the price per person. The remainder of the time, we will be staying at the Suwannee River River Camps Peacock Slough and Adams Tract. http://www.floridastateparks.org/wilderness/rivercamps.cfm These facilities have bathrooms with hot water showers, fire pits, picnic tables, and grills. Very nice facilities!
The first day of the paddle (Saturday) will be approximately 18 miles with several stops along the way for playing in the beautiful springs. Day 2 (Sunday) will be approximately 10 miles also with several stops for spring playing. Day 3 (Monday) will be approximately 7-8 miles to finish up the trip. This is a a fairly leisure version of the trip since we have plenty of opportunity to play in the water at some of the most beautiful springs in Florida.
The not so fine print....please be responsible for yourself. Bring all of your own safety gear and normal kayaking equipment. Breakfast and dinner will be provided for you; however, dinner on Friday night, lunch, snacks and drinks will be up to you. Please bring plenty of water to hydrate. Alcohol is acceptable in the River Camps! With that said...as a courtesy to others, please drink responsibly. If ANYONE gets out of hand, they will be calling the outfitter to come pick them up at their own expense. Please don't be the one to test this safety rule.
Don't forget folks....... RSVP's are to be paid for using the PayPal button. Please pay when RSVPing, or send me an email letting me know when you'll be paying. Craig -[masked] Please no pets. If you would like to pay by check, and many did last year, please e-mail me.
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. Check the weather reports and tide charts and make your own informed decision about the 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 responsibly and you will certainly enjoy another fantastic trip.