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Boating and Fishing at Lake Sampson, Starke, FL

  • Sep 15, 2013 · 10:00 AM
  • Lake Sampson Event

Sun. Sept 15, 10:00am - 3:00pm, Boating and Fishing at Lake Sampson, Starke, FL: We are repeating this wonderful event by invitation from Susyq. Come out to Lake Sampson for a day of boating, fishing, and grilling on a  ½ acre lake lot and dock on the south side of the Lake Sampson. The lake is located a few miles southwest of Starke, FL off US301. The lake is about 2 miles in diameter with deep water in the center and shallow water around the perimeter with lily pads, cypress trees, and lots of water birds. There are scenic places to canoe or kayak around the perimeter, including a canal to adjacent Lake Crosby and a canal that ends at a dam to Sampson creek.

All types of boats are welcome. Motorized boats can be launched at the county boat ramp on the east side of lake; canoes, kayaks and rafts can be put on the water from the dock (although it is 600 feet long so you may want a helper or a wheeled cart). The bass fishing is great! There will be a water ski boat there (with skis, knee board, inner-tube, and air chair) for anyone young and brave enough to give it a try! A paddle wheel boat and water-volleyball net will be available; or you if you feel lazy, you can bring your own floating mat, raft, etc...

There is shade for picnicking and two charcoal grills so bring whatever you want to grill along with picnic food and drinks. We will cookout around noon. Bring a lawn chair, your swim suit, towels, sunscreen, bug repellent, and whatever else you need. There will be a port-i-pot (chemical) in the garage and running water for rinsing (but not drinking).  Drop in whenever and stay as long as you want.  Leaders are Susyq [masked]) and Paula [masked])

Driving directions to Susyq's lake lot at 9541 SW 136th St, Starke, FL 32091 :

You can take I-10 to US301 to Starke OR I-295 to Blanding Blvd south on SR21 to SR16  to 301 in Starke-

From downtown Starke continue south on US 301  for 2.8 miles .

Turn right onto Co Rd 225/SW Co Rd 227  for  1.2 mi

Turn right onto SW Co Rd 225 for  3.1 mi

(after you cross over the railroad tracks, skip the first entrance that is very muddy and go 0.4 mi more to the second entrance to subdivision to  dirt lane marked "Private Road")

Turn right onto SW 136th St for  0.5 mi

Destination will be on the left. Look for chain link fence with yellow concrete block garage.

Driving directions to county boat ramp on East side of lake if you are launching boat there:

From US 301 in Starke, turn right (West) on State Road 100.  Drive  about 2 miles until see sign for the "Slab", which is a bait shop and tavern.

Turn left on the paved road (SW 75th Ave) and drive another mile until it dead ends at boat ramp.    At the boat ramp, the canal divides to Lake Rowel (under rail road bridge) or to Lake Sampson (to the right).  You can leave your vehicle at boat ramp for the day and paddle or motor over to my dock.  At the end of the canal to Sampson, turn left and go parallel to shore towards SW side of lake.  There are two docks close together that both have silver car ports on them.  Mine is the second one where all the action is at!!!  See map for approximate location or email [masked] for a copy.

Sidetrackers,Outdoor Club for Northeast Florida Singles, uses “Meetup.com/Sidetrackers” as a tool for providing information for our events. Sidetrackers Club Members (those who have signed the annual release and paid the $[masked] dues) are covered by our supplemental insurance policy. All non-members must sign a guest waiver/release form for each event. Please print, fill out, sign and bring a guest waiver form with you.

** Visit the Sidetrackers web site (http://www.sidetracke...) for our full calendar, newsletters, membership application and other information. **

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  • A former member
    A former member

    I don't know... not sure I want to marry that sort of woman... one who's interested in all the guys! Lol

    September 18, 2013

  • sue

    Emilio and Steve. .gotta love it. It was fun

    September 18, 2013

  • R M.

    Oh!! You are saying that to all the guys!! You are such a sweet talker!!

    September 18, 2013

  • R M.

    Paula, I bet you say that to all the guys!!

    September 18, 2013

  • R M.

    Paula, I bet you say that to all the guys!!

    September 18, 2013

  • Carter M.

    Hey, hey Paula, I wanna marry you
    Hey, hey Paula, no one else will ever do
    I've waited so long for school to be through
    Paula, I can't wait no more for you
    My love, my love

    1 · September 15, 2013

    • R M.

      Yea...I think Carter's getting married??

      September 15, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      that's the song alright but my line is "Hey Paul, I want to marry you too." Gotta go find me a Paul or you're going to have to change your name I guess. we were sure not lacking in good looking gentlemen this weekend. Thanks to all you guys for being so much fun to hang out with.

      September 17, 2013

  • Marta W.

    Susyq, it is unanimously agreed that the perfect way to spend a day (being with like-minded folks, waterskiing, eating, etc.) is down at Lake Sampson with you as hostess. Thank you for being you and becoming a Sidetracker. Hope to give waterskiing another try.

    September 16, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Does this mean that Marta tried water skiing?

      September 16, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Marta got on the boat, so only the 5 other people who were out at the same time know for sure and we're not telling!

      1 · September 16, 2013

  • Marta W.

    Did/does your car look like the pictured chair with lovebugs covering it? Jeff suggested a method for getting bugs off your car, and it really works. WET A DRY SHEET AND GENTLY WIPE YOU CAR CLEAN! I got a pack of the sheets from the Dollar Tree yesterday and used a few -- gone is all the work in getting rid of the pests.

    September 16, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    What a blast!. Thanks so much for spending the day at Lake Sampson with me. It's never too late to learn to waterskiing! Here is a link on www.dropbox.com for the videos of waterskiiers. Let me know if you have trouble viewing them. It's never too late to learn to waterskiing! Live, Laugh, Love!
    https://www.dropbox.com/sh/s3irvepcbk56ipm/N_IDVFiFyM

    2 · September 16, 2013

  • Carter M.

    No story David...friendly teasing...Paula and Paul Anka song.

    R. Moore, Paula has not accepted or not yet.

    September 15, 2013

    • R M.

      :)

      September 16, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    What a nice day! It was great to meet everyone. Big thanks to Sue for hosting this event!

    September 15, 2013

  • sue

    Sue. .what can I but thank you from the bottom of my heart..I'm gona go with the huge waves is why I couldn't stand up. .lol..:-)

    September 15, 2013

  • R M.

    Had a great time Suzie!! Thanks for the boat ride and hospitality!!! It was nice meeting new friends!! Thanks for opening your place to us...

    September 15, 2013

  • Carter M.

    fantastic great people greaaaat food most fun I have had in a long time. Thank you SusyQ

    September 15, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Susie is a wonderful hostess and the venue was great. We had a huge crowd including the local lovebug population.....lol

    September 15, 2013

  • sue

    On my way

    September 15, 2013

  • sue

    I have chicken smoked sausage. .hot dog rolls and macaroni salad. Really looking forward to this

    September 14, 2013

  • Carter M.

    I just finished an old family receipt for baked beans. Got a lot and hope ya'all hungry.

    Susyq...Need bring anything else?

    September 14, 2013

  • R M.

    I'm looking forward to meeting some new friends and have a great time...

    September 13, 2013

  • Joni B.

    Sorry to miss this and hope it returns...
    A tuning of the sailboat crew is happening on Sunday and I must be there. J

    September 13, 2013

  • Marta W.

    David, wish you could be at Lake Sampson this Sunday as we all had such a good time before, and you were a part of it. I will probably get some pictures posted, but it will just make you wish you were with us instead of Tampa. Have a good weekend!

    September 13, 2013

    • Marta W.

      David, you must have had surgery on your knee. If so, do be careful, do your therapy and get back in shape quickly so as not to miss too many "wild and crazy" events. Maybe this will be the last of your run of bad luck: knee and hand. We will miss you!

      September 13, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Yes, I need to stay well to work and there's fish to catch and places to kayak down here. Y'all have fun.

      September 13, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I expect to see pictures.

    September 13, 2013

  • jeff

    I'll be coming out of Alachua.

    September 11, 2013

  • Thomas A.

    I can help set up.

    September 11, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I will drive, and have a cooler in the trunk, if anyone wants to carpool.

    September 9, 2013

  • sue

    i will be there early in the afternoon..will be bringing my grandson home in the am

    September 8, 2013

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