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FTA FUN WEEKEND 11/16,17,18 and WORK DAY 11/17

We will Camp Friday and Saturday nights (make reservations now).

We meet at the trailhead by 8:30am Saturday. The trail head is off of Hwy 301 just north of the Little Manatee Bridge. I will have FTA signs out on the road. We will then Walk, Clip, and paint the blazes as we go around the 6 miles. Then around 1:00 we will meet back at the big picnic shelter for lunch and Potluck. We will have Garbage can Turkey or fried Turkey. FTA chapter meeting included.

Bring good shoes or boots, gloves, water, snacks, sun lotion, bug spray (maybe not) and normal hiking supplies in a day pack. If you have loppers you like to use, you can bring them or I will have extras. Also bring a side for the pot luck.

There will be music at the canoe outpost Saturday night. I think some people attended that event last year. See links below.

Little manatee River is a Nice river to paddle.

More information: Little Manatee River Jam WNMF 88.5 FM

Little manatee River State Park

Canoe Outpost

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  • sue b.

    TERRIFIC! was great seeing everyone

    November 19, 2012

  • cathy m

    For those who didn't show up... A great weekend was missed. The weather was perfect and the Turkey dinner was wonderful. Thank you Ed and April for frying the best turkey ever.
    Always a great time when shared with good people.

    November 18, 2012

  • kevin

    i just ate and it was gooooooooooooooddddddddddddd. ed thanks for cooking. i enjoyed all the conversations

    November 18, 2012

  • Jay G.

    What are the instructions for camping starting Friday night? Where is the campsite? Any entrance fees, tricks, gates, locks, etc?



    November 8, 2012

    • Ruth R.

      I can't answer that but do know that there will be space for you to camp on site 26 which I reserved but will not be using. Sue Bunge will be but it holds 8 people. I think there is a charge to get into the park because it is a State Park. Would you believe I had trouble getting out of Potts. I had to wait for Kevin to come down the road to tell me to push down on the lock.

      November 9, 2012

    • sue b.

      Hey Ruth-when signing in for the campsite--do i use your name or am i listed with the park as being on the site?

      November 15, 2012

  • sue b.

    i am not sure how many people are camping saturday night or will be around sunday morning--anyone interested in a group sunday morning breakfast? i have eggs, bread and butter for toast--let me know...

    November 14, 2012

  • Melanie H.

    FYI for those of you camping at the park, the Leonid meteor shower will be visible 11/16 evening 'til 11/17 dawn. Look toward the constellation Leo the Lion, peak is predicted at about 2:00 am.

    November 12, 2012

  • Brigita G.

    Does anyone else have a campsite to share on Saturday night where I could put up my tent? I'll split the cost. I tried to reserve one earlier, but they were all booked. I believe each site holds 2 tents, so between Jay and Sue it sounds like site 26 is now taken.

    November 10, 2012

    • cathy m

      LMRSP says 2 vehicles per site and up to 8 people per site.

      November 11, 2012

  • Melanie H.

    I live close by and will be working in the am, and at the concert that night. Concert is highly recommended, save money and get your tix on line in

    November 9, 2012



    November 7, 2012

  • Tom

    If you have a pair you like. I will have some to loan.

    October 22, 2012

  • Pamela R.

    should I bring loppers?

    October 22, 2012

  • sue b.

    i just checked the camping reservation site-only one trailer only site left--anyone already have a reservation that wants to share a site?

    October 8, 2012

    • cathy m

      Actually Sue, Ruth Rogg booked site 26 and I believe she is sharing a site with me so 8 people allowed on each site. Sure she will get this message. We'll put you in problem.

      October 8, 2012

    • sue b.

      hey Cathy--thanks--sounds great-will plan it! are you/Ruth going to be camping on both Friday and Saturday nights?

      October 10, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    we're on site 17 bringing clippers and kayaks

    October 6, 2012

  • Marcie C.

    Will be camping Sat. night only..will arrive Sat. morning bright and early for the trail work. Bringing my kayak to paddle the river on Sunday. Looking forward to cooler weather for camping!

    October 6, 2012

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