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Juniper Springs Paddle - Camping at Alexander Springs)

  • Feb 20, 2015 · 5:00 PM
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We will set up basecamp at Alexander Park for both Friday and Saturday evenings.  We will paddle Juniper Saturday and Silver Springs Sunday. Again well will do a pot luck dinner on Saturday night only - on you own for Friday night.

We will run our own shuttles.

Weather check zip code: 32720

Alexander Rec Area GPS CORDS: N29,04'42.0" W081,34'40.0"

CAMPING FEE: $21.00, primitive/bathrooms/showers,no electric, this includes entrance fee; sites are 1st come/1st served; can call[masked] to reserve a site to be certain. 2 tents/vehicles per site allowed.

We can reduce costs by 2 people sharing a campsite.

Sign up for the weekend or just come for a day paddle. Non-camper or single day paddlers are welcome.

Saturday single day paddlers, cost is $5.50 to enter park/launch.

Carpooling is always encouraged.

Bring lunch and plenty to drink.

*********WEARING YOUR PFD/WHISTLE IS ALWAYS ENCOURAGED.*********

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  • Jeff Z

    Almost froze to death Friday night, when the temperature drop to an uncomfortable, 32 deg. But by Saturday morning, I was paddling that beautiful Juniper springs river. Then in the evening, we had Dinner by the fire and making new friends. So many nice people I met in the dark. I can't wait to see the them again:~)

    1 · February 23, 2015

    • Carl R.

      Actually it was 30 degrees !

      1 · February 26, 2015

  • Matt

    This was another great paddle and camp with new and old friends.

    February 26, 2015

  • Judy D.

    Nice pictures everybody!!

    1 · February 26, 2015

  • A former member
    A former member

    So nice to meet everyone! It was a fun weekend. Thanks Judy for sharing your morning fires, Matt for the kayak shuttle and breakfast, and Mary for the "er." :-)

    2 · February 22, 2015

    • Judy D.

      I enjoyed your company!

      February 26, 2015

  • Danno

    I posted a short video (cute baby monkeys) on my
    - Eco Brevard- page on facebook if anyone would like to view it.

    February 23, 2015

  • Danno

    .... and yet another great SLACKER event. Good food everyone, and great company. The paddle at Silver Springs was beautiful, and plenty of monkeys were viewed. (see pics). Thanks Sam and all that contributed. :-)

    2 · February 23, 2015

  • Anna

    Exellent paddle and camping, thank you Sam☺

    February 23, 2015

  • Carl R.

    Awesome as always !

    February 22, 2015

  • Mike R.

    It was over crowded when we went. The paddle was a great challenge.

    February 22, 2015

  • amy

    Great weekend! Great food! Thank you to all that cooked. Thanks Mary for the jello shots :-)

    1 · February 22, 2015

  • Sam G.

    Very nice paddle and great camping

    3 · February 22, 2015

  • Sam G.

    Because of the large number of people coming we will need to send groups out at 9:00 am and 10:00 am.

    February 17, 2015

    • Rob

      Stay warm everyone. I will be there for the 10 am one.

      February 21, 2015

    • Victoria P

      I'll be missing the 9 and 10 launch times today due to late start this morning.. Will cruise the campground when I arrive to see if there are any other stragglers who want to do a later launch or paddle Alexander...

      February 21, 2015

  • Victoria P

    I'm running quite behind schedule, will miss the 9 and 10 launch times..will drive up leisurely, setup camp at 56..then paddle Alexander or take a hike, see yas this aft/eve

    February 21, 2015

  • Craig G.

    Sam, I'll lead a 10:00 Paddle, if you like. Need more time getting going if its going to be 35 Friday night.

    February 19, 2015

    • A former member
      A former member

      What time should we meet to shuttle? Thanks!

      February 20, 2015

  • Tracy E.

    1502 is gate code for anyone arriving after 6 pm

    1 · February 20, 2015

    • A former member
      A former member

      Thanks. I just talked to them. I will be there after six. Traffic is crazy due to a race in Daytona tonight.

      February 20, 2015

  • Sheila B

    Sam, where do I meet you at 10:00?

    February 18, 2015

    • Carl R.

      Sheila is in charge of starting fires !

      February 20, 2015

    • Alex G.

      Only if there are lots of picnic tables handy!

      1 · February 20, 2015

  • Victoria P

    We'll host a Friday night meet and greet, site 56, bring an appetiser to share, BYOB..bring a chair, firewood appreciated..6:00pm-?

    5 · January 6, 2015

    • A former member
      A former member

      I'm going on a fire wood hunt in Friday morning. I have some but not enough. I have some good prospects.

      1 · February 19, 2015

    • Carl R.

      Victoria has apparently replaced all her thick Wisconsin blood with thin Florida blood !! We need FIREWOOD !

      February 20, 2015

  • Matt

    I think I remember some good snorkeling springs in both rivers. Bring your gear.

    February 15, 2015

    • Matt

      Once you break through the ice, you hardly notice the water temperature.

      3 · February 18, 2015

    • Matt

      Craig will show you that we are not afraid of cold water

      February 19, 2015

  • Barbara H.

    I had to bail on the trip to Boston and northern Maine,
    since the rail was down, but still cool here, guess we're getting soft, but things are relative..... Have a great time. I did take a lap around Alligator Lake today. Best to all of the group.

    February 19, 2015

  • Victoria P

    Folks, unless the forcast for Friday improves, I'm not going to camp Friday night...will drive up for the Saturday 10am paddle...so the meet and greet for Friday night is without a hostess, unless someone else wants to host it...

    February 19, 2015

    • Julie A.

      sure carl you lead the way

      1 · February 19, 2015

    • Craig G.

      Victoria, Inside and a nice fire, that's the way to do it!!

      February 19, 2015

  • A former member
    A former member

    Bring it on Jack Frost! I might be whimpering in my tent on Friday night, but I'll be there. :-)

    3 · February 19, 2015

  • A former member
    A former member

    Does anyone have room at their campsite?

    February 2, 2015

    • A former member
      A former member

      Thanks, I'll take it!!!

      February 9, 2015

    • A former member
      A former member

      Wayne, I'm not going to camp Friday night, but will be there for the paddles and camping on Saturday/Sunday.

      February 19, 2015

  • Carl R.

    BRING FIREWOOD !!!

    February 19, 2015

  • A former member
    A former member

    My daughter isn't camping with me after all, so I can share my site if someone still needs a space.

    February 18, 2015

  • Steve

    Cheese cake topped w/preserves ...

    1 · February 18, 2015

  • Carl R.

    I plan on a Alexander Run paddle from the spring head down to the bridge on Friday after lunch around 1:00 pm for early bird arrivals! Easy short trip !! Meet at the boat ramp at the springs at 1:00pm. I will be in Site 67 if you have free food or alcohol !!!

    1 · February 17, 2015

    • Carl R.

      Matt....you bring the food and alcohol! Silly man !

      1 · February 17, 2015

    • Wayne

      I will try to be there by 1pm. Sounds like cold fun!

      February 18, 2015

  • Victoria P

    Backyard BBQ is the theme for Saturday potluck, will need burgers, hotdogs, buns, as well as the usual sides; potatoe salad, baked beans, and don't forget desserts! Please make note of what others have signed up for and note your contribution below;

    January 15, 2015

    • Sheila B

      Pasta salad.

      February 18, 2015

    • Alex G.

      Chicken wings

      February 18, 2015

  • Carl R.

    Going to be COLD Friday night and for the Sat paddle !! Yippee !!!

    1 · February 18, 2015

  • Julie N

    10:00. I'm driving up so I'll meet you all at 9:30 at Juniper Springs.

    February 17, 2015

  • amy

    Whose sharing sites with who? I am confused. Alastair offered to share his site with me, but there is no where for me to park my car. So, I am either looking for someone that has a spot for my car or a spot for my car and a tent. Please and thank you!

    February 15, 2015

    • amy

      Thank you, Sam, but I am trying to keep my car near me since my cooler with my food has to be kept in it.

      February 15, 2015

    • Judy D.

      I have room at 61 if you still need space.

      February 17, 2015

  • Carl R.

    FYI....Juniper DOES NOT allow any throwaway/disposable containers on the river. Use only non- disposable drink or food containers !!!

    February 17, 2015

  • Patty

    I can share, think I have #11

    1 · February 2, 2015

    • Jeff Z

      Patty, you have site 11 and I have site 10 where good..nona, is covered.

      February 9, 2015

    • Nona

      Awesome. Hope there are hammock trees

      February 16, 2015

  • Sam G.

    Who needs to rent a kayak for this weekend Adventure. So far I have Ginger (sit-on-top). Anyone else. They are $30 / day.

    February 16, 2015

    • Wayne

      Don't forget I am bringing back your Ocean Kayak so you have room on your trailer. Thanks again

      February 16, 2015

  • Linda W.

    Anyone wanting my campsite #67 must go through Recreation.gov after I cancel today.

    February 16, 2015

    • Carl R.

      Got it...thanks !

      February 16, 2015

  • Victoria P

    Potluck Saturday night...we'll bring 10 hamburgers to grill(if there are others who'd like to do the same, some folks bring some hamburger buns, another bring catsup, mustard, pickles, onions etc..please post under this thread so we don't have 61 bags of chips and salsa for dinner Saturday:)

    January 14, 2015

    • Danno

      Victoria.. Will Venison stew work?

      1 · February 15, 2015

    • Greg H.

      Works for me!

      February 16, 2015

  • A former member
    A former member

    I think we'll join you at Juniper on Saturday. What time should we meet you to shuttle?

    February 14, 2015

    • Sam G.

      Be at Juniper and unloaded ready to shuttle at 9:00 am Saturday.

      February 15, 2015

  • A former member
    A former member

    I don't know how my reservation disappeared. But I'm in and looking forward to a great weekend. 😃

    1 · February 12, 2015

  • Karen M.

    I would like to change what I am bring . Was thinking some hamburgers and hot dogs.

    February 12, 2015

  • Judy D.

    I have room to share site #61 Friday and Sat night if somebody needs!!

    February 12, 2015

  • Jeff Z

    I Have taken over Janet spot so I have room for one more tent. If your interest contact me.

    February 9, 2015

    • sarah b

      Hi Jeff. I'd like that spot please.

      1 · February 10, 2015

    • Jeff Z

      Sarah. you got it,

      1 · February 10, 2015

  • Janet

    Y'all have fun, just out of the hospital and not up to this much fun yet.

    February 10, 2015

  • Julie N

    I'm hoping to come up for Friday night only. Does anyone have
    an open space for one night.

    February 3, 2015

    • Wayne

      I have room for a tent if Jim doesn't want it. It's site 62

      February 5, 2015

    • Julie N

      Staying with Dana. Thanks all!!

      February 6, 2015

  • Mike R.

    Jim Wayne may have.

    February 3, 2015

  • A former member
    A former member

    Just got 58

    February 1, 2015

  • Mike R.

    Looking for someone to share a camp site.

    January 8, 2015

    • Karen M.

      do you have anyone sharing site with you and Gwen? Maurice and I are going.

      January 27, 2015

    • Karen M.

      I will bring chips n dip and vegies

      January 27, 2015

  • Mike R.

    I have a grill. I was good to grill some chicken legs and thighs.

    1 · January 15, 2015

  • Mary

    I'm on number 15

    1 · January 6, 2015

    • A former member
      A former member

      I am on 63. See you there!

      1 · January 14, 2015

  • A former member
    A former member

    I have site #63 reserved if anyone would like to share the cost. Room for one more car and one more tent. Also, according to the gentleman I spoke to, there are only a couple sites left for that weekend, so get 'em while they're hot! Can't wait!

    January 14, 2015

  • Mike R.

    Wayne I would be happy to share a site.

    January 9, 2015

    • Wayne

      Sounds good Mike I will be glad to share.

      January 9, 2015

  • Wayne

    Just booked site #62. I have room for another tent if someone wants to split it. Gonna be a great weekend!!

    1 · January 9, 2015

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