The Withlacoochee South flows north, rising out of the Green Swamp and exiting a hundred miles later into the Gulf Of Mexico about twenty miles west of Dunnellon. During its hundred miles, the river drains 2,090 sq miles of land. The Indian name means "small big water". It was designated the Outstanding Florida Water in 1989.
This upper section of The Withlacoochee S is very scenic with winding turns,dark red tannic flow and beautiful tree lined banks. This section is characterized by relatively high banks. The river is considerably narrower than the middle and Lower Sections, with sizeable banks on both sides of the river. Most of the river is lined with oaks and cypress, with occasional stands of pines. The banks are less swampy than the rest of the river.
We will be paddling 8+/- miles of easy downstream paddling.
Meet at day use area inside Silver Lake Rec Area by 9:00am to to reverse shuttle
$2.00 entrance fee to Silver Lake Rec Area applies self-pay at launch site.
Pack your lunch and plenty to drink.
PFD/WHISTLE IS THE LAW AND IS ALWAYS ADVISED TO BE WORN.
SR50 Bridge Cords: N28.51960 W 082.20960
Silver Lake Rec Area Cords: N28.57820 W082.21730
***SR50 Bridge is located at crossing of Withlacoochee River on Paul N Steckle Lane. Location of Hernado County Firehouse#22, launch is behind firehouse at end of road. Approx one mile east of Kettering Rd where Silver Lake Rec Area is located. This launch requires you to walk kayak down a steep grassy slope with a few brambles.*
PLEASE RSVP IF ONLY ATTENDING, RSVP NOT-ATTENDING IS NOT REQUIRED.
As there are never any meetup dues/fees or money charged by organizers/hosts on trips with Peter b and John B, there is no assumption of risk or liability by said hosts Attendance at any event with said hosts, or any function is your agreement that it is at your own risk, and that you have been duly informed; any guests or others with you that it is at their own risk. We will assume no responsibility for any untoward occurences.
. As with all of our paddles, we are not guides nor instructors. We are a group of kayaking enthusiasts out for an enjoyable time. We help each other, learn from each and enjoy the privilege of being. By participating in any of our paddles you assume all risks and responsibilities for your personal health and safety and for your equipment. It is important for everyone that each participant be prepared for the trip. Please use your discretion and best judgment when joining a trip. Be sure you are up to the paddle -- physically, mentally and that your equipment is appropriate for the intended trip. Know and respect your limits. Be safe, act responsible and you will certainly enjoy another fantastic trip.
Paddle On! John B & Peter B
ALL ATTENDING, BE PREPARED TO DO A REVERSE BUDDY SHUTTLE...BE PREPARED TO CARRY 2-3 KAYAKS ON YOUR VEHICLE. COUPLES RIDING TOGETHER WILL BUDDY UP WITH A SINGLE PERSON TO RUN A 3 BOAT SHUTTLE.