New Meetup: Silver River/Springs Paddle... Make up trip due to fire at Juiper Spring

From: Mike C.
Sent on: Friday, March 13, 2009 1:01 PM
Announcing a new Meetup for The Great Outdoors!

What: Silver River/Springs Paddle... Make up trip due to fire at Juiper Spring

When: March 14,[masked]:30 AM

Where: Click the link below to find out!

Meetup Description: This is a new location trip due to the fire at Juniper springs... You Must have a boat!!!
Sorry!! We have no rentals on this trip... You must have you own boat to paddle...
MC

I am not sure why but the link above takes you to the incorrect street... Use this one...
This is the correct map and adrress for mapquest.

Back by popular demand we will be paddling this great river gain!!!

This Event is opened to anyone that has a Kayak and or boat to use...

Silver River is a Spring feed clear river.

This is a day trip, this trip is schedule as a moderate paddle. We will be running upstream the first 5 miles and then turning around at the springs and return to the In which is now the Out. In time is @ 8:30 am Saturday March 14th 09. Total trip is 10 miles and will run 5 hours with out stops I am planing on being out by 2:30 pm. Last time we did this paddle we stayed longer for swimming. Note you can not swim at the spring but can swim in other areas of the river. You will need to leave Orlando no later than 6 am to make it. Please do not RSVP yes unless you will be making this trip, I do not want to be worried about missing someone on this trip. I would think we will stop and eat or drink after the paddle in Ocala.
The in and out is at Wayside Park NE 28th Ln
Silver Springs, FL 34488 . This is Silver River and is called that after Silver Springs and is located in Silver River State Park Park Map. The river runs in to Ocklawaha River and has 30-40 miles that we will paddle sooner or later.
Things to note the river runs through the park you are only allowed to dock in certain areas only so expect to be sitting for a few hours. Also there are large Alligators in this river so be prepared to paddle next to them. The 5 mile paddle will be in crystal clear water.

Among the wildlife of the park are armadillos, deer, turkey, foxes, alligators, Sherman fox squirrels and gopher tortoises, as well as coyote, bobcat and Florida black bear. There is also a colony of non-native rhesus monkeys which were introduced by a boat captain who thought they would stay on the island where he put them. Do not Feed the Monkeys or try to pet them, they are highly aggressive and will bite!!!
Wayside park charges $3 per person to enter the park.

Rentals...No Rentals....

Car Pool- we will work on this later but lets keep it in mind to help everyone out and have a good time and save on expense. The drive is about 90 miles from south Orlando.
google maps
Updates to follow.
See you all soon,
Mike C.

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