The water level of the Peace River is down. This means to me that it is time to hunt for fossils again. I've waited for the river to get shallow enough to see the bottom in many places. This is important. We can now see where to search. The water level is still high enough that I don't expect we'll get out of our boats between search sites. Time on river will be 4 to 5 hours. Distance paddled will be 4 to 8 miles. This depends on how well we do a each site and the distance sites are from each other.
Now I know that fossils are just rocks so I am bringing a number of different fossils to give you an idea of which rock you want to save. I am going to limit this to 10 people. If we have more we tend to get in each others way. I will bring 4 sets of screens, shovels and anchors. I tend to be a bit industrial on the river but all you really need is a hand shovel and a colander to find sharks teeth.
Wear your PFD while paddling.
We are on the water so all safety equipment still applies. You can be looking in 1 foot of water and step back into 4 foot of water so I prefer children do not come. Bring plenty of water, sun screen, a hat and lunch. Wear some form of shoe, walking on a river bed in flip flops is a sprain waiting to happen. There is some broken glass so bare feet are a no-no.
Take 64 east from exit 220 on 75. Left at 17. Right at Main St. (650). Left at Riverside Dr. (Riverside Baptist Church on left). Right on Park. Take the dirt road to the right of the shelter down to the boat ramp.
Shortly before turning in Wauchula you will see a MacDonalds or Burger King. If you need a bathroom use theirs. The park bathrooms are not always open and not always clean.
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