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New Meetup: Halpatiokee Park - South Fork of the St Lucie River

From: Herb
Sent on: Saturday, April 17, 2010 10:12 AM
Announcing a new Meetup for Treasure Coast Kayakers Group!

What: Halpatiokee Park - South Fork of the St Lucie River

When: Sunday, April 25,[masked]:30 AM

Price: $1.00 per person

Halpatiokee Park
7647 Lost River Rd
Stuart, FL 34997

Directions: From 1-95, take exit 101 east. Take a right at the first traffic light - that is Lost River Rd. It will come up real quick off the exit. When you turn right, you will go down a small hill and just to the left is South River Outfitters - you will know it because there is a sign that says so and there are kayaks on the fence. There is a launch area in there. There may be a small charge for launching from here ($4 per car, I think goes to some charity).

There are KAYAK RENTALS AVAILABLE here, $26 dollars for a 1/2 day last time I checked. All you people that have joined and do not have kayaks and have been wanting to go on a trip, sign up. You can call the kayak shop prior to the paddle, give them your information and you kayaks will be ready for you when you get there. The outfitters opens at 9:00 am.

This should be a nice easy paddle in a really pretty area. The information that is put out says it is 7 miles round trip and takes approximately 4 hours. We will head down to the beginning of the river where there is a pull out and picnic tables. Take a break there and then head back to our launch site.

Remember it is getting hotter all the time so bring plenty of water, your sunscreen, hats, pfd's, whistles, all your safety gear.

For those of you who do not want to pay the launch fee - go to Hosford Park to launch. 7474 Gaines Ave, Stuart, Fl. It is about a 10 minute paddle from there to the Lost River Kayak Shop. Leave there in time to meet us at 9:30. When you RSVP, let me know if you will be leaving from Hosford or Lost River.


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