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Kayak the Hillsborough River (John B. Sargent to Trout Ck.)

Let's go KAYAKING!  This is a technically simple but incredibly scenic route on the Hillsborough River.

You'll see loads of turtles, gators and all kinds of birds.  This is the best part of the river for wildlife viewing!

We'll meet at Trout Creek at 9a and shuttle to John B. Sargent to begin our float.  The trip will take 4-5 hours.  We'll stop at Morris Bridge Park for lunch.

Options for kayaks:

1) Rent from Joyce - $30  Includes the shuttle.  She has 8 available kayaks.

2) Rent from Canoe Escape.  $51  Includes the shuttle.

3) Bring your own. Work out the shuttle with others or pay Canoe Escape for a lift - $29.

There is a $2 parking fee (or Hillsborough County Park Pass) at the park.

Bring water, lunch, sunscreen.

If you want to rent from Joyce, post a comment.  You'll need to mail her a check to hold your spot.  I'll send you her address.

 

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  • lois v.

    Perfect day. Elizabeth had everyone organized. We saw quite a few alligators who were sleeping off a full tummy, cause they didn't even blink an eye as we went past. The water was very high, lots of downed trees, but passable. Thank you everyone for helping me, and making our trip so much fun.

    July 9, 2013

    • treehouseyoga

      It was great to see you again, Lois! Really glad you made it out to the river. :-)

      July 12, 2013

  • Amanda

    Great trip! Great organizing! Beautiful day on the water, lots of fun folks, lots of wildlife, just a wonderful day! Thanks.

    July 10, 2013

  • Irene R.

    I read all your comments & it sounds like a great paddle altogether. Sorry I could not join the group. Had a serious fever over the weekend. On the mend. Catch you next time! Irene

    July 9, 2013

  • Eddie R.

    Beautiful!!

    July 9, 2013

  • diane

    paddle was excellent,was nice meeting everybody

    1 · July 9, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    The trip was great and the fellow kayakers as well.

    July 9, 2013

  • treehouseyoga

    I just sent Joyce's address to the 5 people (Christopher, Anna, Chansi, Mary Ann and Rebecca) who posted below that they would like to rent. If you RSVPed and need a kayak but are not one of those 5, let me know.

    June 27, 2013

    • treehouseyoga

      Not unless you sent her a check. You can rent from Canoe Escape tomorrow.

      July 8, 2013

    • Reval R.

      did you guys cancel the trip?I was at John B Sargent Park at 9 AM! @9:15 I started to kayak! It was a beautiful day. Just listening to all kinds of birds singing !it was priceless. I got to Trout Creek park at 1340.Just in time to be pick up!

      July 9, 2013

  • Karie G.

    I've been selected to do jury duty. Miss you, catch you later...

    July 8, 2013

  • Ralph H.

    Bringing my own kayak with truck. can do shuttle

    1 · July 8, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      That would be very kind of you. Appreciate the lift. My kayak is only 8'...would it fit in your truck with your kayak? I would be more than happy to transport you back to the put-in point in my SUV after we finish.

      July 8, 2013

    • treehouseyoga

      glad you will be joining us, Ralph!

      July 8, 2013

  • diane

    got a cargo van...can transport people if u don't mind sitting on pillows instead of seats.

    July 8, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I will be bringing my own kayak. Would need a shuttle up to the put-in point, or I can drive myself up and would need a ride back after the paddle. Can I pay when I arrive or would someone be willing to let me pay them to take me back to the put-in point at the end?

    July 8, 2013

    • treehouseyoga

      people who bring their own kayaks can either work out the shuttle with others in the group in the morning - or pay $29 to Canoe Escape.

      July 8, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I will be bringing my own kayak. Would be willing to do a car shuttle up to the put-in point with Tony and Linda.

    July 8, 2013

  • Cheryl H.

    I've never kayaked but eager to learn, where and how can anyone suggest?

    July 8, 2013

  • Karie G.

    I have jury duty on the 8th. Hopefully won't get selected and can join you all paddling.

    1 · July 6, 2013

    • treehouseyoga

      It'd be great to see you, Karie! Hope you can make it. -Elizabeth

      July 6, 2013

  • Rebecca

    I won't be needing the kayak after all since I won't be able to attend:(

    July 1, 2013

  • Christopher S.

    I wish! - work calls

    July 1, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Can I please get 2 Kayaks from Joyce?

    1 · June 30, 2013

  • shelley r.

    Hi, Shelley here. Just joined and see you will be kayaking on 7/9/13. Wish I could join you, but I will be working. Do you usually schedule activities on certain days, because I can adjust my schedule to some degree.

    June 30, 2013

    • treehouseyoga

      We schedule activities on all different days. There are many different activity leaders.

      July 1, 2013

  • Lynn 911HealingLove C.

    sorry, I think that I picked up the incorrect date. if this is for this coming Tuesday, a week from now, I cannot attend as I was called to work OT on that date due to vacations.

    July 1, 2013

  • Lynn 911HealingLove C.

    Joyce, I am interested in kayak if you have any left. [masked] Lynn

    July 1, 2013

  • Lauren F.

    Can we get a canoe?

    June 26, 2013

  • Rebecca

    Need to rent a kayak from Joyce. Thanks

    June 26, 2013

  • Mary Ann K.

    I will need to rent a kayak from Joyce.

    June 26, 2013

  • Chansi

    I would like to rent from Joyce. Chansi

    June 26, 2013

  • Anna S.

    I want to rent from Joyce!

    June 26, 2013

  • Irene R.

    Hi All! Just wondered if I bring my own Kayak does Joyce also shuttle? How much?
    thanks, Irene

    June 25, 2013

    • treehouseyoga

      No room for additional kayaks on her trailer. If others bring their own kayaks, you can work out the car shuttle.

      June 26, 2013

  • Christopher S.

    I'll need to rent a kayak.

    June 26, 2013

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