New Meetup: Dutch Oven Kayak and Camp on Chassahowitska River

From: Carolina M.
Sent on: Wednesday, April 1, 2009 11:43 PM
Announcing a new Meetup for Tampa Bay Outdoors Online!

What: Dutch Oven Kayak and Camp on Chassahowitska River

When: May 8,[masked]:00 PM

Price: $125.00 per person

Where: Click the link below to find out!

Meetup Description: This is your chance to learn Dutch Oven Cooking and camping from the pro's. We originally wanted to do a dutch oven workshop of sorts and then just thought why not do it while were camping and kayaking. We choose the famous Chassahowitska River (Often called land of the hanging pumkins) We know all the hidden springs and other cool spots because we have done this trip many times. Chassahowitzka, pronounced "Chaz-wits-kuh", consists of a series of freshwater springs; river and U.S. National Wildlife Refuge (NWR). Located 60 miles north of Tampa and St. Petersburg on the gulf coast of Florida. This is birdwatching heaven. In addition to plenty of bird watching opportunities, you may spot a manatee, raccoons, otters, and possibly even deer, bobcat or a Florida black bear.

The headwaters of the river start approximately 100 feet upstream from the Chassahowitzka River Campground's boat ramp. A first magnitude spring (The Three Sisters) and smaller 2nd magnitude spring (House on the Spring) in the area create the river which flows 7 miles west to the Gulf of Mexico.

Itinerary:

We'll drive up and camp Friday and Saturday night. We have three sites reserved and we can fit a total of 18 people for two nights. Yippee! The meals will all be provided. All you have to bring is your tent and chairs for around the fire. Saturday morning we'll paddle to Three Sisters Springs, snorkel some and then head out to the main part of the river. On our way back we'll visit the famous 'Crack" and other hidden gems. After a delicious lunch and dinner we'll save room for a dutch oven delicacy of Peach Cobbler and Homemade Ice cream. You've got to be kidding that sounds awesome...


Learn more here:
http://www.meetup.com/AdventureTampabay/calendar/10094558/

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