Announcing a new Meetup for Tampa Bay Outdoors Online!
What: Weeki Wachee River Paddle
When: June 20, 2009 8:30 AM
Event fee: $45.00 per person
Where: Click the link below to find out!
Meetup Description: Join us on this fun, exciting treasure of Florida. Weeki Wachee is known for two things. Crystal clear water and Mermaids. We'll start at Rogers Park and wind our way up this crystal clear and refreshingly cool river to the halfway point and eat lunch on the sandy banks. After we are all rested we'll head out for the head spring and then cruise all the way down river with aid of gravity and mother nature. Plan for about a 5 hour adventure. You are sure to see the West Indian Manatee on this unique paddle.
Paddle Difficulty: Beginners and up welcome. Anyone with a moderate fitness level should do well on this river. There is a steady current as the water flows from the head spring which stays a pleasant 72 degrees year round.
Kayak rentals availabe to first 10 prepaid renters.
Where: Weeki Wachee put-in location is Rogers Park (Shoal Line Blvd.) From US 19 and Florida SR 50 travel 5 miles west to SR 595. Turn left and go two miles. Rogers Park is located southeast of a bridge crossing the river. A nominal fee ($3) is charged for parking. We will launch the kayaks at the boat ramp.
Cost: $10 if bringing your own kayak. (includes guide fees) $45 if renting a kayak from us. (includes all gear and guide fee)
What to bring: Plenty of water, lunch, sunscreen, water shoes or sandals, camera
Learn more here:http://www.meetup.com/AdventureTampabay/calendar/10646262/