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