(ROMP trip) Hillsborough River Paddle

Hey Wet Dogs, this scenic river is one of my favorite nearby paddling locations.  Complete with riparian views of classic Florida plants and wildlife.  The Hillsborough river is your best bet to see the Florida alligator in it's home environment.  No worries were not on the menu, they are as much afraid of us as we are of them.   Bring your camera for this trip.

 

Itinerary:

We'll put-in at Morris Bridge Park and paddle up stream 4 miles towards Sargeant's Park for lunch where we'll take out and eat lunch on the picnic tables.  This park is perfect for the halfway point of the trip because of the scenic views and has nice restrooms to offer the adventurer. After lunch we'll  paddle back down river to Morris Bridge to end the day of paddling.  If members are up for it we'll sometimes go over to Skippers Bar and Grill for fellowship and a early dinner or beer after the paddle.

Simply said, we're lucky to have this classic river in our back yard and Wet Dog has done this trip many times before with much fanfare.  Beginners and up will enjoy this paddle trip. Approx. 8 miles ( 4 up and 4 down)

 

Trip duration: Depending on group speed this trip is usually takes about 5 hours.

 

Cost: If renting a kayak $42.80 (includes all gear) Half off rental fee if current 2013 "Paid Wet Dog Supporter.    FREE if bringing your own kayak.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Note: If "2013 Paid Wet Dog Supporter" it is up to you to change the price that you pay in the payment box on Paypal.  We will not after the fact give anymore credits if you do not put in the correct price.  Also if bringing your own kayak just hit the OK button when rsvping please.   Only Wet Dog members with their own kayak paddle for FREE!  If you bring a guest with their own kayak there fee is $15 to join on the paddle.

 

PLEASE LET US KNOW in words in your RSVP weather you are renting or bringing your own kayak.   Example: Sounds awesome, count me in. I will be needing a kayak for this trip.  Also if bringing a guest please give us their name in your rsvp.

 

Things to bring:  Water, sunscreen, lunch, water shoes or sandals (preferably with a heel strap), (CROCs are not recommended) rain gear if you have it, light clothing for paddling.

 

Call Mike at[masked] if any questions on rsvping or questions about the trip.


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  • earl s.

    MY KIND OF RIVER,,,,,,ONE OF MY BEST,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

    May 5, 2013

  • bob g

    A great day in nature with a very good group of people. It was my first time kayaking with alligators and being surrounded by cypress trees, it was wonderful. This is my 2nd trip with Wet Dog and they've both been home runs!!!

    May 5, 2013

  • Carolina M.

    This trip was very nice. The group enjoyed taking in lots of gator and other wildlife on a day of perfect weather. They should fire the weather man.

    May 5, 2013

  • Rich C.

    Great day with the yakkers and the gators

    May 4, 2013

  • Alex G.

    Awesome paddle with a fun group!

    May 4, 2013

  • Alex G.

    Thanks everyone for a great paddle. Hillsborough River is a paradise so close to home, and this was the first time I experienced it. The group was awesome. I hope to paddle with you again soon!

    May 4, 2013

  • Cindy S.

    had lot of fun, saw tons of gators and birds and a great group to paddle with.

    May 4, 2013

  • Deb S.

    It was my best paddle ever. What a beautiful place and a fun day with great people. Thanks Mike!

    May 4, 2013

  • grant

    sorry cant make it today see you tomorrow with wet nose

    May 4, 2013

  • Mardie

    Great! See you there!

    May 4, 2013

  • Carolina M.

    20 % chance of thunderstorms so the trip is a GO!

    1 · May 3, 2013

  • Lena D.

    So Sorry…need to cancel…Was really looking forward to it.

    May 3, 2013

  • Julie S.

    I am so bummed I can't come out tomorrow. Family emergency.

    May 3, 2013

  • Deb S.

    Hi Mike. Karen contacted me tonight and she is picking me up so I can bring my own kayak. If the trip isn't cancelled I will NOT need the rental. We will be watching for your post tonight. Deb

    May 3, 2013

  • Cynthia F.

    Hey Mike, it's looking like we will have bad weather on Saturday. How far in advance will you let us know if the trip is cancelled?

    May 2, 2013

    • Lena D.

      Yes...Please let us know. I checked my e-mail 2hrs before the Bradenton river trip...drove 1+ hours, didn't see group and found out the trip was canceled minutes after I had checked my e-mail. Had just joined group so didn't know trips are canceled with so little notice.

      May 2, 2013

    • Carolina M.

      I will give a Go or No Go at 9 pm tonight. Watch your emails.

      May 3, 2013

  • Deb S.

    I will need to rent a kayak as I have no way to get mine there.

    April 7, 2013

    • Karen H.

      Hi Deb, dont know if you remember me but I was on the caladesi island trip. If you want to use your own kayak for the hillsborough river paddle I have that double rack on my car and could swing by in the morning?

      April 27, 2013

    • Karen H.

      Hi Deb-sorry I know you sent me your email in a message but I can't find it! My email is [masked] if you want to make arrangements

      May 3, 2013

  • Michael J. K.

    You all have fun! I have to meet some relatives from PA who are in town.

    May 3, 2013

  • Lissette

    Sorry I am u able to make this trip I was really looking forward to it. I hope you repeat this trip again over the summer.

    May 3, 2013

  • Christopher S.

    Sorry - can't make it - something came up. Have fun!

    May 2, 2013

  • Chris M.

    Forgot about a prior commitment. Am I ever going to paddle this river??

    May 1, 2013

  • Pam

    Have kayak

    1 · May 1, 2013

  • Eric M.

    Ahi - I have to attend USF Graduation and Dinner following. I will get out sometime this year.

    April 29, 2013

  • earl s.

    HAVE OWN KAYAK....

    April 28, 2013

  • Steven

    sorry for the RSVP change. I'll be in Orlando all day.

    April 26, 2013

  • Steven

    Looks like a great paddle.

    Thanks for hosting.

    April 26, 2013

  • Lena D.

    Just bought my own Kayak...will not need to rent

    April 23, 2013

  • Juliana

    Need a kayak. Thanks!

    April 22, 2013

  • earl s.

    LOVE THAT RIVER,,,,,,,HAVE OWN KAYAK,,,,,,STICHES ARE OUT & MENDING FAST,,SEE YOU ALL ON THE RIVER,,,,,,,,,,

    April 22, 2013

  • Cindy S.

    I will be needing a kayak

    April 16, 2013

  • Deb S.

    Need a kayak. Would like a SOT if possible.

    April 14, 2013

  • Karen H.

    I have a Kayak

    April 7, 2013

  • Clark

    I will need to rent a kayak

    April 6, 2013

  • Julie S.

    I have my own kayak

    April 6, 2013

  • Christopher S.

    I will need to rent a kayak

    April 5, 2013

  • julie t

    bringing my own kayak

    April 5, 2013

  • Cynthia F.

    I have my own kayak. 2013 paid supporter.

    March 30, 2013

  • Jim Freddie V.

    I have my own kayak

    March 29, 2013

  • Geza

    do not need to rent a kayak

    March 27, 2013

  • Effie D.

    I will be needing a kayak, unless by some wonderful twist of luck I get some extra money from now until then.

    March 27, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Will be there with my little kayak~ :)

    March 26, 2013

  • Mardie

    Would like to rent, thanks.

    March 26, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I will bring my own kayak..

    March 26, 2013

  • Rich C.

    Need to rent 2 yaks!

    March 26, 2013

  • Yvette M.

    Can't wait to get back in the water with the Wet Dogs! I'm looking forward to it..

    March 26, 2013

  • Joe3

    Gotta be warmer than todays 55 degrees !!!

    March 26, 2013

  • Alex G.

    Can't wait. Bringing my own kayak.

    March 26, 2013

  • Alex G.

    Can't wait. Bringing my own kayak

    March 26, 2013

16 went

  • Carolina M.
    "Chief of the Wet Dog Tribe", Organizer
    Event Host
  • Effie D.
    "2014 Paid Wet Dog Supporter"
  • Sarah L. +1
    "2012 Paid Wet Dog Supporter"
  • Rich C. +1
    "2013 Paid Wet Dog Supporter" Chief boat tier.
  • grant
    "2013 Paid Wet Dog Supporter"
  • Mardie
    "2013 WDog Supporter" and 2013 Paddler of the Year
  • Sheila B.
    "2012 paid Wet Dog Supporter"
  • earl s.
    "2013 Paid Wet Dog Supporter"
  • Alex G.
    "2013 Paid Wet Dog Supporter"
  • Cindy S.
    "2013 Paid Wet Dog Supporter"
  • Deb S.
    "2013 Paid Wet Dog Supporter"

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