New Meetup: Sunday Afternoon on the Imperial River

From: Darlene
Sent on: Friday, September 11, 2009 9:45 AM
Announcing a new Meetup for The Fort Myers Area Kayaking Group!

What: Sunday Afternoon on the Imperial River

When: September 20,[masked]:00 PM

Imperial River
Riverside Park - South East side of US 41 Old US 41 - South East Side
Bonita Springs, FL 34133

The Imperial River is one of my favorite places to paddle.

We will meet at the boat ramp at Riverside park which is located on Old US 41 on the south east side (this is over the bridge, diagonally across the road and from the Everglades Wonder Gardens). The ramp is old and rocky and sometimes depending on the tides not the easiest place to launch from (ask Colleen wink) but there is plenty of parking and it is free. From there we will head up stream toward 75. This should be an easy paddle and people can paddle at their own pace and turn back whenever they feel like.... No Rules, except to be safe! The creek has some tight, windy parts which may be challenging for longer boats and depending on the currents sometimes has some rapids which are lots of fun, especially since we will be going up stream against the current and the run back is easier.

I've scheduled this for 1:00 so the church goers can also attend and hopefully the weatherman will be nice to us that day.

After we may go get a bite to eat somewhere, maybe Sneaky Petes on Bonita Beach Road. Suggestions welcome on this.

The closest place to rent kayaks is Estero River which is a few miles north but you will have to transport on your own.

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