Weeki Wachee..Mermaids,Man­atees and Crystal Clear Water!!!

  • March 9, 2013 · 9:30 AM
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Weeki Wachee is a fan favorite. Crystal clear water extends through the whole run; where just about any spot you choose to get out and play is great. It's a major spring that does create a very swift current in the upper six miles.

The river is a haven for manatee with its one hundred cubic feet of year-round 72 degree water of unusual clarity bubbles continuously from a large spring rising from the limestone bottom of the headwaters of the river, a novelty which created a famous underwater attraction.

Putin at outfitters next to W.W. attraction. We will take out at Rodgers Park.

$5.00 launch fee to outfitters inside park.

$3.00 parking fee at Rodgers Park.

**After unloading at outfitters, DO NOT leave vehicles inside outfitters parking lot, they close and lock gate in early afternoon. Park outside in W.W. attraction parking lot.

Rodgers Park: 7244 Shoal Line Blvd, Spring Hill, FL

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  • A former member
    A former member

    lovely time with lovely people. It was great to see everyone again!

    March 10, 2013

  • Carla L

    Cannot believe how beautiful the river is! Had a fantastic time with some amazing people! Thanks Sam!

    March 10, 2013

  • Ronda G

    Perfect weather and beautiful paddle! Lots of fun people! I had a great time! Thanks Sam, the day was awesome!

    March 10, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Once again, I had a fantastic time with the most wonderful people I have ever met!

    March 9, 2013

  • Connie

    Thank you Sam for a fantastic day! Great paddle with wonderful people!

    March 9, 2013

  • Moira O

    Fantastic day! Best one yet!

    March 9, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Gtreat paddle, great people!

    March 9, 2013

  • Sunny

    Wonderful day Gorgeous place!! great group of people. Thanks Sam for arranging everything it was a blast!

    March 9, 2013

  • Kim M.

    What an awesome day with some fantastic people!

    March 9, 2013

  • Matt

    This was a fun paddle with a great group of friends. I can not wait for the next one!

    March 9, 2013

  • Linda S

    OMG I forgot how gorgeous this was. Thanks Sam!

    March 9, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    What a fabulous day! It was so nice meeting everyone! And thanks for making my first meetup with group a wonderful time! Can't wait for the next one!

    March 9, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    On I-75. Nab says I will get there right at 9:30.

    March 9, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    i have a trailer so I'll pass this time

    March 8, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    BTW, Anyone need a ride from Orlando? Will just be me and my boat(s). I live in Maitland. Again, feel free to email.

    March 8, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Feel free to send me an email if you need a boat. Maximum recommended paddler weight is 160, just google the boat from the previous post for more details.

    March 8, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I have an extra boat (Wilderness Systems Tchaika) for a smaller paddler.

    March 8, 2013

  • Ed

    Have another commitment that I forgot about

    March 8, 2013

  • David W.

    Sorry Sam, have to leave town last minute. Thank you

    March 8, 2013

    • Sam G.

      Thanks for letting me know

      March 8, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Leaving next week for a work trip abroad. Ya'll have fun.

    March 8, 2013

  • Kristina

    Sorry work demands

    March 8, 2013

  • Heidi

    sorry, Next time! I need new brakes.

    March 7, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Brakes on kayak went out huh?!

      March 7, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      I hate when that happens!

      March 7, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Have to cancel! Have a great trip..

    March 7, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Camping at Jan and Dans, so I will see youall sometimes Saturday!!

    March 7, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    This is my first time going here. After some of the posts I'm a little concerned about where to park/shuttle...Am I parking at the Rogers Park address in the details & catching a shuttle? Thanks.

    Also, I was not originally supposed to have my daughter this weekend, I have a 2 man kayak, is it ok if she comes with me?

    March 7, 2013

  • Sam G.

    I'm bringing rental kayaks for Dave W, Sunny and Laura.
    That's all I have available but they will have rental kayaks at the putin.

    March 7, 2013

  • Hiker E.

    Sam, sorry but I hurt my left arm in a fall and cannot Paddle. Must cancel...DRATS!!!

    March 7, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I will be camping at Jan an Dan's so see you there Friday. Can't wait!

    March 6, 2013

  • Ann F.

    WARNING!! Swampfest will be held this weekend at Weeki Wachee Springs State Park from 9 - 5. All parking to enter the park will be off site & bus folks in. I kayaked Weeki Wachee today and the rental/launch site said to tell the traffic police that you are kayaking. Obviously they will know by the kayaks you are bringing, but for those that are renting, make sure you tell them you are going to the back to kayak. I would prepare to be there EARLY. Today it was BEAUTIFUL on the river...saw 6 deer before launching (they were feeding them apples) and about a dozen manatees at Hospital Hole (1/2 mile before Rogers Park on the left). About the last 6 times I've been there, that is where the manatees have been. I won't be there...HAVE FUN...

    1 · March 5, 2013

    • Ann F.

      Oh, and I paid $5.00 parking at Rodgers today!

      March 5, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Please call[masked] if you have a quality kayak w/extras at a bargin price! Or do you know of a location or web-site for pre-owned Kayaks? 24/7

    March 4, 2013

    • Sam G.

      Craigs List has a number of used kayaks for sale

      1 · March 4, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Yes, thanks Sam!

      March 5, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm going to paddle upstream. If I paddle fast enough I'll meet you folk at your launch. Does anyone want to join me?

    March 5, 2013

  • Eddie

    Hate to back out of this trip coz I've really been looking forward to it but doing 2nd dive for my SCUBA certification at Devil's Den that day.

    1 · March 5, 2013

  • Ronda G

    Is there a shuttle for those of us who have our own kayaks?

    March 4, 2013

  • Charlie H.

    Sam, Several of us plan to meet at 8:30am at Rodgers park and then paddle upstream to meet up with the group and then float back. If anyone else wants to join the upstream group please let me know. They need to be strong paddlers with their own kayak. This way we avoid the shuttle.

    1 · March 4, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Previously enjoined with another MeetUp event!

    March 4, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'd like to rent a kayak please, thanks...

    March 4, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'll need to rent a kayak please :) thanks!

    March 4, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    i will pass

    March 4, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Have a conflict in my schedule. Have fun and catch you on the next one.

    March 4, 2013

  • Nancy

    I will pass on this one.

    March 4, 2013

  • Tracy H.

    Sorry Sam , I changed my RSVP but did not edit my original note. I will not be able to make the trip and do not need the rental. Thank you , I appreciate all you do for the group.

    March 3, 2013

  • carly j.

    Have a major conflict....glad someone else can go now.

    March 3, 2013

  • Tracy H.

    I also will need to rent a kayak if you will have another available. Thanks

    March 3, 2013

  • David W.

    Hi Sam, can I please rent a kayak from you on this event? Thanks

    March 3, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hope we will see you all there.....we will be on the river at about the same time with another group!

    March 3, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'll need to rent a kayak please :) thanks!

    February 27, 2013

  • Joe B.

    Unfortunately, I am giving up my slot but have already signed up for the next one in three months. I had not realized that the Will McLean folk festival (which I very much enjoy) is occurring the weekend of March 9th.

    Joe

    February 25, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    So sorry, will have to miss this one.

    February 24, 2013

  • Ronda G

    Sam, I will have my own kayak! No need to rent one now!

    February 24, 2013

    • Sam G.

      Great / I look forward to seeing you again.

      February 24, 2013

  • Matt

    Is this the river where you can get off the kayak and swim with the manatees?

    February 18, 2013

    • Craig G.

      No Matt, I think you may be thinking of Three Sisters springs in Crystal River.

      February 20, 2013

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