March 14, 2014 · 8:15 AM
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This event is subject to weather, if it's too cold or rain is expected it will be rescheduled.
Canoeing/kayaking/camping on the Suwannee River. The Outpost will shuttle us to the put-in at White Springs. Rentals are available at the Outpost, both canoes and kayaks. See link to the Outpost (below) for fees. Call to reserve your own rentals, phone number is on their website.
Two full days of paddling with the current, approximately 11 miles each day, Friday and Sunday. Saturday is a rest day for hiking on the Florida Trail or just hanging out at the campsite on the sandy river bank. You can fish, swim, or relax. Total paddle is 22 miles. The Woods Ferry River Camp can be reserved for those who are uncomfortable camping on the river, and it's free. We have reservations for the group, if needed. End destination is back at the Outpost where your car was left. Total paddle is 22 miles.
It's a beautiful trip on a more remote section of the Suwannee and the Florida Trail follows the river! It's well worth it and a great experience!
Here's a link to their website: Suwannee Outpost
Directions: From the south (Gainesville):1. Take I-75 north to I-10.
2. Get on I-10 going west (toward Tallahassee).
3. Take I-10 exit 283 (U.S. 129) and go north about 4.5 miles.
4. Enter the Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park on the left.
5. Stay on the main road for over a mile.