Hwy 85 to Gin Hole Paddle Trip


Bring your canoe or kayak and paddle down Shoal River  to Gin Hole Landing on Yellow River.  Hosted by Paul and Wallis Mayo  [masked]) and they will be happy to answer any questions.  NO PETS!  EGLIN RECREATION PERMIT REQUIRED!

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  • Keith L.

    Fantastic paddle! Thanks to Paul & Wallis for the work and time spent on clearing the way last week so the paddle could be enjoyed by everyone!

    1 · August 24

  • Amy B.

    Awesome outing today! Thanks to Paul and Wallis for guiding us.

    August 23

  • Donna K.

    Fantastic paddle with great people
    Thanks for leading us

    1 · August 23

  • Donna K.

    Fantastic paddle with great people
    Thanks for leading us

    1 · August 23

  • Steve D.

    I am eagerly awaiting photos.

    August 23

  • Rebecca D.

    Mary Beth, sleep tight. Don't let the bed bugs bite:-)

    2 · August 23

  • Mary Beth M.

    This was a great paddle! Thanks Wallis and Paul for hosting.

    2 · August 23

  • Mike W.

    I'm looking forward to future trips. From the "crew" posting here it looks like a great time to get wet. See y'all at the meeting Tuesday.

    1 · August 22

  • Tony S.

    Donna and I have decided to sit this one out as well. Stay cool and hopefully the rains come later in the day. Have a good trip.

    1 · August 22

  • Linda G.

    Don cannot log in to un-RSVP. He will keep trying. You all have a fun, safe, cool paddle.

    2 · August 22

    • Wallis M.

      Linda..I took Don off the list. Someone else had the same problem trying to change their RSVP. Don't know what's going on with that.

      August 22

  • Robin H.

    Wes and I are going to sit this one out. See you on the next one:)

    August 21

  • Wallis M.

    Paul and I checked this section we are doing the paddle on yesterday. The water is up, and the current is fast once we get to the point we enter the cutoff to Yellow River. We are making it mandatory that each participant wear their life jacket through the cutoff. No exceptions! The cutoff will require you to be alert and quick to respond. This paddle is not leisure with the water like it is now. If you are a casual paddler, this is not the trip for you. We removed many obstacles yesterday, but the higher and faster water could still pose problems if you can't steer your boat. Please update your RSVP if your plans have changed, and it is not OK to just not show up. Don't forget your Eglin Recreation Permits....we need to see your permit before we enter Eglin to run our shuttle

    August 21

  • Steve D.

    Wallis, I messed up my right rotator cuff paddling "up" Turkey Creek two weeks ago. I am still in a lot of pain. Please allow two others to take our place. Thank you. SD

    August 20

    • Wallis M.

      Sorry to hear you're having problems. Thanks for letting me know, and I've moved the next two people on the list up.

      August 21

  • Kim

    I live in Marianna and am interested in going. Do I have to be an FTA member? This is my first meetup in Florida, so I'm unfamiliar with the group.

    August 16

    • Wallis M.

      Kim: Eglin Recreation Permits are available at the Eglin Natural Resources Branch (Jackson Guard.) They are located on SR 85 in Niceville.

      Address / Phone: 107 SR 85 North, Niceville, FL 32578 /[masked]-4164.

      Hours:
      Monday - Thursday 7:00 AM to 4:30 PM
      Friday 7:00 AM to 6:00PM
      Saturday 7:30 AM to 12:30 PM
      Sunday & holidays Closed
      There are six people on the wait list now. If you want on the wait list, let me know. If people drop out, you will be moved up the list in the order you enter the list.
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      1 · August 17

    • Kim

      I will try to get on with the ladies kayaking in Marianna this wknd. Thx.

      1 · August 19

  • Judy S.

    My return flight was changed, will not be able to make this trip. Hope someone on waiting list can take the spot and have a great paddle.

    August 17

  • Bruce V.

    Meetup says RSVP is closed but that a spot is open.. Is there away Elisse and I or I can get in?

    August 17

    • Wallis M.

      Bruce...I can put you and Elisse on the waitlist.

      August 17

  • Randi L.

    Please take us off the wait list. We're going to do the pre-float our Boiling Creek float on Sat.

    August 16

    • Wallis M.

      I took you and Mike off, Randi. Thanks for letting me know.

      August 17

  • Randi L.

    Wallis- please take Mike &

    August 16

  • Steve D.

    I see seven that I do not know. I look forward to meeting them and making new friends. If they cannot make it, I hope they change their RSVP so that others can join the trip.

    August 14

  • Diane P.

    Plans changed so I will not be able to go on this float. I hope someone else can go in my place. Enjoy.

    August 13

    • Wallis M.

      Thank you, Diane, for letting me know. We will miss you on the trip.

      August 13

  • NANCY P.

    Since there are so many people on the waiting list, I'm opting out. My daughter and grandson are here for the month and I want to spend as much time with them as possible.

    August 10

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