Float Trip Down the Rainbow River

Hosted by Diane Lapointe! Let's meet at K.P. Hole at 9 AM - Anyone who wants to caravan could meet up at the rest area at mile marker 278 in Pasco County at 8 AM. If renting a tube, canoe, or kayak, call[masked] to make reservations, and do that as soon as possible. The cost per person to enter the park is $5. Rental rates are available on the website: http://kphole.com

1)THE FLOAT TAKES 4 HOURS. There is no getting off the water along the way, as the river is lined with residences.
2)We can bring coolers with snacks and drinks, but those items in the coolers MUST be in non-disposable containers. All coolers are subject to search by law enforcement...and they do.
3)Sometimes the parking lot may fill up, so cars must be parked elsewhere. We may need to park some cars at the take-out point and shuttle to the park (it is about 5 miles away).
4) It is advisable to make reservations in advance for any tubes, canoes, or kayaks that attendees plan to rent, but we may also bring our own.
Floaters should be aware that the river is in the sun the entire distance, so wear hats and be prepared for lots of sun exposure.

Join or login to comment.

  • Paul D. S.

    Great trip down the river. Enjoyed pushing the women around and even getting thanked for it. I don't know how Diane got the weather to cooperate, but beautiful clouds and no rain until we were off the river.

    August 1, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    A total of 10 adventurers from 2 meetup groups.

    August 1, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I don't know when I have enjoyed floating this river so much. The weather was perfect, with the storm waiting until we exited the water, and the group was great fun.

    August 1, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great float trip

    July 31, 2013

  • Rick

    Can't , have a conflict

    July 27, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Too hot for anything but a float down the river.

    July 25, 2013

  • Jan P

    Sounds like a fun event, but I unfortunately will be stuck at work. Hope you apl have a great time and that we can connect at another event soon!

    July 25, 2013

  • gary s.

    Plans have changed,. I will be in NH that day. Enjoy!!

    July 25, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    For those who are traveling to Dunellon by way of SW County Highway 484 (I-75 Exit 341), there is a bridge at the Rainbow River just east of U S 41 in Dunellon. If we meet at the parking lot on the south side of the bridge at 9 AM, we can leave some cars there and car pool to K. P. Hole. There are now 6 additional travelers from Boomers who are coming with us on this float.

    July 25, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm on vacation

    July 21, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Another meetup group will be attending this event as well. As of tonight, there are 3 other people attending with us.

    July 18, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Would have been great if it was on a Sat or Sunday...

    July 16, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Have just spoken to K.P. Hole. Wednesdays are the best mornings to get on the river, as far as being crowded, and on the river before 10 is also the best time. As far as the storms, they are coming in the afternoons about 2 PM for the last couple of weeks. SOOOO, considering folks who would want to go but are still working, I am still going on THIS date, but will be happy to host another trip on a weekend, if there is enough interest.

    July 16, 2013

  • Pat L

    Wish I could go but I still work full time so can only do things like this on the weekend. :-(

    July 16, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Would like to go, but have commitment every Wed till noon.

    July 16, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I failed to mention that the rest area at mile marker 278 is on I-75.

    July 15, 2013

6 went

  • A former member
  • A former member
  • A former member
  • A former member
    +1 guest

People in this
Meetup are also in:

Create a Meetup Group and meet new people

Get started Learn more
Allison

Meetup has allowed me to meet people I wouldn't have met naturally - they're totally different than me.

Allison, started Women's Adventure Travel

Sign up

Meetup members, Log in

By clicking "Sign up" or "Sign up using Facebook", you confirm that you accept our Terms of Service & Privacy Policy