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Hillsborough River, Sargent Park to Trout Creek

 

Hillsborough River from Sargent Park to Trout Creek Park, 8 miles/4 hours, this is a one way paddle.

Please arrive early enough to Car shuttle at 9:30am.

We need to meet at 9:30  AM at Sargent Park, shuttle our cars to Trout Creek Park, and return to launch from Sargent Park.

There will be time for communing with nature, taking pictures, etc. The upper section of the paddle is through a beautiful Cypress swamp. This section of the river is well paddled, mostly flat, has a few obstructions and minimal current. However, the distance and some narrow sections might be challenging. We will stop halfway to take a lunch break.

Directions to launch site: Take I 75 to exit 265 and merge onto FL-582 Fowler Ave. Turn left onto FL-41 N/US- 301 N. DESTINATION WILL BE ON YOUR LEFT. THIS IS ABOUT 1 HOUR 15 MINUTES FROM SARASOTA.

Cost: There is a $2   parking fee. This goes in an envelope at the site with a tear off tag hung from your car mirror, they will ticket you if you don't pay.

Items to Bring:

PFD & Whistle (Mandatory)

3 liters of water, snack/lunch

sunscreen, hat, water shoes, bug spray

camera, dry bag, extra batteries

 



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  • Judy

    The pictures were all beautiful, thanks for sharing, I feel like I went with you!

    November 30, 2013

  • Linda D

    A beautiful day and trip! Many birds and gators.

    November 30, 2013

  • Jack C.

    Great paddle with great friends

    November 30, 2013

  • Terry B.

    Great paddle! Thanks everyone :)

    November 30, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Had a great time. Thank you!

    November 30, 2013

  • Anne X.

    Super! Gators...otters...snake...and great people!!!

    November 30, 2013

  • bob g

    Something came up and I have to work today so I can't make the trip.

    November 30, 2013

  • sue

    family here for holiday. Will just do the sunday paddle at Myakka

    November 29, 2013

    • Anne X.

      ok see u then!

      November 29, 2013

  • Judy

    Oops, my weekend to work

    November 29, 2013

  • Ann

    I hate to cancel out, but opportunity to get granddaughter for the week-end came up. Tough choice, but this opens up opportunity for someone else. Enjoy!

    November 29, 2013

    • Anne X.

      Have fun w your family-see you next time

      November 29, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Good guide to the Hillsboro River Paddling trail:
    www.dep.state.fl.us/gwt/guide/designated_paddle/Hills_guide.pdf‎

    Hope link works.

    November 24, 2013

  • Muriel

    Going to go visit the dad after Thanksgiving....sorry to miss this one-

    November 22, 2013

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  • Anne X.
    Kayak & Movie Goddess-Explorer Feb 3, 2017, Organizer,
    Event Host
  • Larry C.
    Explorer 6/21/17, Assistant Organizer
  • Linda D
    explorer 12/21/2014
  • Jack C.
    Kayak Roller, Explorer, ACA Coastal Kayaking Instructor
  • Kay C
    Explorer 6/23/2017
  • Terry B.
    Terry B RENTALS-Explorer Dec 14, 2016
  • A former member
    +1 guest
  • A former member

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