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Lower Wekiva; Katies Landing to Highbanks

The Wekiva River is a wild and scenic river designated by the State of Florida as an "Outstanding Florida Waterway". This section proves that claim with its ancient cypress and oak trees laced with Spanish Moss that tower along the river banks. This is a subtropical paradise that seems frozen in time. The lower section of the Wekiva begins at Katies Landing and eventually winds its way to the St John's River where we takeout at Highbanks in DeBary. On this slow winding, scenic journey we will encounter very few signs of civilization. The lower section will offer us a chance to view gators, osprey, turtles, manatee, turkey, egrets, herons among the many types of water fowl. After the confluence of Blackwater Creek/Wekiva, we enter the St John's where it gets wider for the last 1.5 miles of our trip to the take out at Highbanks; where it's important to all stay together as a group.

This is approx., 8 miles.

Bring your lunch and plenty to drink.

GPS Cords: Katies; N[masked] W [masked]

A $3.00 fee to launch/park at Katies Landing applies, bring exact amount, self pay envelopes at entrance to park. No parking fee at Highbanks.

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Couldn't make the 2nd day paddle. Great seeing everyone on Saturday!!!

    August 4, 2013

  • Ronda G

    Going to try and make this a day trip!

    August 2, 2013

  • Julie

    I'll be on a cruise!

    July 31, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    If I can rent a kayak from you then I'd love to join you this Sunday

    July 31, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      When I get home I'll hit the pay pal link. Just can't do it from a mobile device.

      July 31, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi. can I bring a friend? I don't know if you have a limit?

    July 30, 2013

    • Sam G.

      Yes you can bring a friend

      July 30, 2013

  • Sam G.

    KAYAK RENTALS
    If you plan on renting a kayak from me for this event, please pay on the PayPal link above. Anyone who has not paid (or contacted me by Email about how you intend to pay) by Thursday at 6:00pm will not get a kayak.

    July 30, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi,
    There are two meetups one on Saturday and one on Sunday and I would like to go to both. They have different addresses and phone numbers but I believe it is same place, am I wrong?

    Katie’s Landing
    262 Wekiva Park Drive
    Sanford, FL 32771 [masked] (Phone)

    Katie's Landing - Wekiva River
    190 Katie's Cove , Sanford , FL , 32771 [masked]

    July 29, 2013

    • Sam G.

      Wekiva Park Drive

      July 30, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi Sam,
    Do we paddle upstream, downstream, strong current, rapids, do we shuttle between put in and take out, any kayaks for rent, and are beginners welcome?

    I know I ask many questions

    Thanks

    1 · July 29, 2013

    • Sam G.

      1) Downstream 2) No Rapids, Medium Current 3) We will Shuttle 4) Rentals are available 5) Beginnings are welcome.

      1 · July 29, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      thanks

      July 29, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    So sorry to miss this but a last minute conflict has arisen!

    July 25, 2013

  • Millie C.

    Sorry, problems at the last minute and need to cancel.

    July 23, 2013

  • John

    Got a conflict. sorry.

    June 18, 2013

  • Julie

    I'll be on a cruise!

    June 12, 2013

  • Carl R.

    Is this trip all downhill ?

    June 11, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    If I can get a kayak by then, I will be there.

    June 11, 2013

  • John

    Long drive but it sounds like it will be worth it. May be leaving Sunday morning for the Silver River paddle.

    June 11, 2013

  • Kristina

    Will there be anyone camping the night before. Is the state park the best location to camp

    June 11, 2013

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