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

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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 have campsites on a first-come,first-served basis; we will share sites to fit everyone. There are bathrooms with outdoor showers.

    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.

    Pets are prohibited at all Marion County Parks.

    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.

    WEATHER CHECK ZIP CODE: 32134

     

     

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  • Dana Chadwick N.

    Shoot. Had to schedule oral surgery !!

    2 days ago

  • Julie N

    If anyone is interested in a long paddle I'll come up for the day. Amy and I paddled from the head springs to Gores. I think it is about 16 miles.

    1 · March 13

    • Lynn H.

      Sheila, the launch is inside Silver Springs State Park. It's $5 per car entry fee and $4 per boat to launch. Here is the website you can get the address for directions.https://www.floridasta...­

      1 · 4 days ago

    • Lynn H.

      We'll see what time Julie wants to launch...because we end at Gore's campground, we only need to get back to Silver Springs to pick up cars. Maybe those of us camping Friday night can double up with boats so we have a car or two there.

      4 days ago

  • lois v.

    I would like to camp Fri. night and Sat. but only kayak Sat., is this possible?

    1 · March 29

    • Lynn H.

      Lois, that's what I usually do, so shouldn't be a problem.

      March 30

    • Tracy E.

      That's what I'm doing. Gotta hey home.

      April 17

  • Martin B.

    I have family activities on Saturday, but I'm thinking about joining you all on the Sunday morning paddle. When is the Sunday launch time? Hopefully, not too early (it's a 2 hour 15 min drive for me according to Google Maps).

    April 17

  • Craig G.

    Sorry to miss this favorite trip but I'll be on vacation up in the mountains this week.

    1 · March 25

  • lois v.

    I would like to camp Fri. night and Kayak with you on Sat., and camp Sat. night only if that's possible.

    March 24

  • Ronda G

    I always love this trip for some reason! Can't wait!

    1 · March 18

  • Kathryn

    Hi- I RSVPd for 2, but we will not be camping. Hoping to kayak both days. Always wanted to explore this part of the river.

    March 14

  • Kathryn

    I may be interested in meeting for one of the days. Which may be better, Rays to Gores, or Gores to Eureka. Any suggestions? Thanks

    March 14

  • Carla

    Just for the day Sam - thanks

    March 11

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