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Juniper Springs / Alexander Springs - (We will be Camping Too)

  • Aug 16, 2014 · 9:30 AM
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We will set up basecamp at Alexander Park for both Friday and Saturday evenings.  We will paddle Juniper Springs Saturday and Alexander Springs Sunday. Again we'll will do a pot luck dinner on Saturday night only - on your own for Friday night.

 

 

We will run our own shuttles.

Weather check zip code: 32720

 

CAMPING FEE: $21.00, primitive/bathrooms/showers,no electric, this includes entrance fee; sites are 1st come/1st served; can call[masked] to reserve a site to be certain. 2 tents/vehicles per site allowed.

We can reduce costs by 2 people sharing a campsite.

DIRECTIONS:
From Altoona, FL, take State Rt. 19 north for 3.7 miles to
Alexander Springs sign (County Rd. 445).  Turn onto Rt. 445 and
go 5.1 miles to campground on left.

Sign up for the weekend or just come for a day paddle. Non-camper or single day paddlers are welcome.

Saturday single day paddlers, cost is $5.50 to enter park/launch.

MEET AT CANOE LAUNCH INSIDE PARK AT 9am on Saturday morning, unload kayaks and run shuttle .

Carpooling is always encouraged.

Bring lunch and plenty to drink.

*********WEARING YOUR PFD/WHISTLE IS ALWAYS ENCOURAGED.*********

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  • Ed H.

    I lived Juniper springs, Alexander was great but not to challenging.

    August 18, 2014

  • Ed H.

    I lived Juniper springs, Alexander was great but not to challenging.

    August 18, 2014

  • lynn m.

    thank you everyone for a great time, nice group of people. Special thanks to Sam for all the organizing to make this weekend go so well.

    August 17, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    What a Group!

    August 17, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Wonderful pictures! Loved them + the experience! Loved meeting all of you! Looking forward to the next one!

    August 17, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    This has to be the nicest group I have ever met! Thank you all for your help in many respects! Hope you all enjoyed my Turkey Taco Salad! Looking forward to my next trip!

    August 17, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    This has to be the nicest group I have ever met! Thank you all for your help in many respects! Hope you all enjoyed my Turkey Taco Salad! Looking forward to my next trip!

    August 17, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Loved this group. Enjoyable time with new friends and yummy food

    August 16, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Loved this group. Enjoyable time with new friends and yummy food

    August 16, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I will bed joying you on Juniper run only. Always happy to help with the shuttle.

    August 15, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Can we participate in the pot luck if we are not camping?

    1 · August 15, 2014

    • Craig G.

      Of Course Riham, come meet your fellow Slackers!

      August 15, 2014

  • julian

    Sam,in which site will we be gathering-eating?

    August 15, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thanks Sam for my kayak rental! Is it $30 a day or for weekend?

    August 14, 2014

    • Craig G.

      Gail, its $30.00 per day.

      August 15, 2014

  • Nona

    Just was told have to attend adjunct orientation tomorrow. I'm out and site 30 B has room for one more tent.

    August 15, 2014

  • Sam G.

    Don't forget we will be doing a pot luck for supper on Saturday night. Please bring something to share with others.

    August 11, 2014

    • julian

      A pie for dessert!!!

      August 14, 2014

    • Susan R

      fruit & cheese tray

      August 14, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I will have my own floatation vest w/ whistle + my paddles!

    August 14, 2014

  • Sam G.

    I will be leading Juniper Trips on Saturday and possibly Sunday. I need volunteers to lead a Saturday and Sunday Alexander trip, a Silver River paddle Saturday (Craig's leading the Sunday trip) and a Sunday Juniper trip (then I can lead another trip Sunday).
    Because of the large number of people we need to split the group up.

    August 11, 2014

    • Sam G.

      Thanks Wes

      August 12, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Im traveling with Wes, so I will help him with whichever he chooses to do.

      August 14, 2014

  • Sam G.

    yI really do need some people to offer to bring and rent kayaks to some people who would like to rent a kayak for this trip. I currently need 2-3 kayaks to help me take care of rental needs.

    August 12, 2014

    • Sam G.

      Fredda, Wes and Julie - Please bring one rental kayak each. Thank you

      August 13, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      ok will do.

      August 14, 2014

  • Sam G.

    I need to ask everyone to be at the Juniper Springs kayak launch by 8:45 am Saturday morning so that we can unload and plan the shuttle.

    August 14, 2014

  • Susan R

    Sam,
    I'm the one who needs 3 rental kayaks. I assume I will be getting them from you, so we need to do whichever trip you're doing. Can you please tell us where to meet you and what time on Saturday? I won't be at the campsite Friday night, since we're not camping there.
    Thanks!

    August 14, 2014

  • Laura

    Just a reminder to everyone - you cannot bring disposable containers with you on Juniper Springs. This includes disposable water bottles, and plastic bags for sandwiches, etc. They will inspect your kayak at the launch point!

    August 14, 2014

  • Summer S.

    Sorry folks. Steven and I are still neck deep in boxes from our recent move to the river house. We just can't leave the house in such turmoil. See y'all on the Suwannee!

    August 14, 2014

  • Nona

    Still have half a site on 30B if anyone needs a spot to camp.

    August 14, 2014

  • Carolyn

    Sam--Thank you for all you do on organizing these trips. (And to the other organizers and trip leaders.) I am bailing on this one. I've signed up for another Alexander Springs trip. Had to replace my battery last night on my old car I'm hoping to have for only another month or two. Don't want to push it and have to replace something else.

    August 13, 2014

  • Greg H.

    Unfortunately I had to cancel my campsite for this weekend (Loop D, Site 53) for Friday and Saturday nights. Please visit the website if you would like to reserve it.

    August 13, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I would like to come to this with friends for the paddle at Alexander Springs. The post here says Juniper Springs will be Saturday and Alexander is Sunday. The one for Sunday says it's the other way around. Please clarify when the Alexander Springs paddle will be.

    July 22, 2014

    • Craig G.

      Kathy, the Silver River is great for any type of craft, even the paddle board. Your welcome to join us on Sunday if you like. Sign up on the event page.

      August 11, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      My friends and I really wanted to do Alexander... It's one of our favorites and has been a couple years. Turns out they can't do Sunday after all so we will be goin Saturday. If you see someone on a pink YOLO Paddleboard it will be me!

      August 12, 2014

  • Laura

    I have half of my campsite available. It is in D loop - send me a message if you want to share.

    August 12, 2014

    • Elizabeth

      hey laura i'll take it thanks

      August 12, 2014

    • Laura

      Super! I'll message you the details.

      August 12, 2014

  • Iley D. W.

    What should I bring for the pot luck supper Saturday night? What is being done about beverages etc.? What about desserts? Is anyone bringing those?

    August 11, 2014

    • Lynn H.

      Iley, we're usually on our own for drinks. I'm doing a dessert but you can do one too. We always have plenty of food for everyone.

      August 12, 2014

  • Julie N

    I'll bring meatballs for saturday.

    July 27, 2014

    • Craig G.

      I remember you make a really good meatball!

      August 11, 2014

    • Julie N

      I hate to change this on you Craig, but I'm back to work and running out of time. I might have to bring a salad and make the meatballs next time.

      August 12, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Grilled veal & chicken Italian sausage from Cacciatore & Sons.

    August 12, 2014

  • Lynn H.

    Dutch oven Dump Cake!!!

    August 11, 2014

  • Julie N

    I'll bring a greek salad for Saturday night.

    August 11, 2014

  • Sharon

    Hey guys, unfortunately something has come up so won't be joining you this weekend. Already reserved space B30- Nona is staying there, but there is space for another tent for anyone else who still needs one. Have a great time.

    August 10, 2014

  • Sam G.

    I need everyone who needs to rent a kayak for this Juniper Springs weekend to let me know. I need to know how many you need and if you need a kayak for Saturday, Sunday or both. Kayaks rent for $30.00 / day.
    So far Susan needs 3 kayaks for both days
    .

    August 5, 2014

    • julian

      Sam,could I rent a kayak from you for saturday? Thanks

      August 10, 2014

    • Sam G.

      Yes / No problem

      August 10, 2014

  • Sam G.

    So far I have Julian (1), Gail (1) and Susan R (3) wanting to rent kayaks.
    I need a few people to offer to bring kayaks to rent to the people who need kayaks.

    August 10, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi Sam. I seem to be getting a little confused about where are we paddling. Sat- Juniper, and Sun Alexander Springs. Is this correct? Are some going to Silver Springs on Sunday? Thanks for the clarification.

    August 3, 2014

    • Carolyn

      If I am the only person who wants to paddle the Alexander I can do it another time. No problem. That will save you some trip planning headache. :-)

      August 10, 2014

    • Sam G.

      You will have company on the Alexander.

      August 10, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Would any one like my site, if not I'll cancel it... 3 day
    CAMPGROUND:ALEXANDER SPRINGS REC AREASITE:063 SITE TYPE:STANDARD NONELECTRICLOOP:LOPDSTATE:FloridaREGION:F8ARRIVAL DATE:Fri Aug[masked]DEPARTURE DATE:Mon Aug[masked]LENGTH OF STAY:3PRIMARY OCCUPANT:EVIE RIOS# OF OCCUPANTS:2EQUIPMENT:# OF VEHICLES:1# OF PETS:0CHECK-IN TIME:2:00 PMCHECK-OUT TIME:1:00 PM
    FEE: $ 63.00
    TRANSACTION FEE: $ 9.00
    TOTAL: $ 72.00
    PAST PAID: $ 0.00
    PAYMENT TENDERED: $ 72.00
    NEW AMOUNT OWING: $ 0.00
    VISA: $[masked]

    August 5, 2014

  • Susan R

    Hi Sam,
    Just confirming I have 3 rental kayaks reserved for the weekend. Is that still OK? (We will be there for both Saturday and Sunday, but we're not camping. We have rented a cottage in Umatilla.) Do we need to decide in advance which paddle we're doing which day?

    August 4, 2014

    • Sam G.

      Yes / you will need to decide where you want to paddle each day. We will have trips planned for the Alexander, Juniper and Silver Rivers planned for both Saturday and Sunday

      August 5, 2014

  • Iley D. W.

    Is this paddle still happening? The one on Fisheating Creek is scheduled for the same weekend.Sam how are you going to do both?

    August 2, 2014

  • austin

    I am going to have to give up my spot. Before I cancel my campsite, does anyone want to take over? Here is the info:

    RESERVATION DETAILS

    CAMPGROUND:JUNIPER SPRINGS REC AREASITE:031SITE
    TYPE:STANDARD NONELECTRICLOOP:TROPSTATE:
    FloridaREGION:F8
    ARRIVAL DATE:Fri Aug[masked]
    DEPARTURE DATE:Mon Aug[masked]LENGTH OF STAY:3

    $78 = let me know !! thanks

    July 30, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I have campsite 62 D.
    Email me if you need a place to put you tent.
    [masked]

    I don't check this site very ofter, so a post here won't get to me.

    July 29, 2014

  • Famous A.

    Anyone need a site?

    July 28, 2014

    • Holly

      I'm still looking for a site.

      July 29, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sam, I'm just doing the Juniper Springs paddle on Saturday morning. Just to clarify - we're meeting at Juniper Springs Park drop-off that morning, 9am, and then shuttling, or using the park shuttle?

    July 28, 2014

    • Sam G.

      Yes / 9:am - because of the large number of people, I'm working on an alternated shuttle / launch plan. Will post later later today.

      July 28, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      I am bringing my 4'x8' flatbed trailer with just my one kayak. It can easily carry 3 more boats, and I have enough ratchet straps as well.

      July 28, 2014

  • Carolyn

    I was planning to paddle the Alexander. At this point I'm planning to drive up that Sunday morning and wasn't planning to stay the weekend. If that plan changes, I'm guessing the information will be posted here? Thanks.

    July 27, 2014

  • Ed H.

    Will these rivers run shollow like peace rive or be with full flow deep water?

    July 20, 2014

    • Craig G.

      Ed, the Juniper Run is several inches deep to several feet.

      July 22, 2014

  • lynn m.

    anybody have room for one small tent?

    July 15, 2014

  • Sharon

    both D and C are now booked up - I just reserved site 30 at the back of the B section.

    July 14, 2014

  • Dianne G.

    Okay, I would like to share but can I bring my pop-up? I understand that I need to park my vehicle at a overflow parking lot.

    July 8, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Lynn mentioned that there are two vehicles allowed per site. I'll be sleeping in my truck the rest of the space is yours.

      July 8, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi Dianne,
    I called the phone number Sam listed in the post[masked]-6777. I was told that there were no spaces available in “D” loop. She had only one available in “C” (I got that one) that is closest to the “D” section. There are spaces available in “A” and other sections that were further away from “D” section where I presume most of the people are going to be staying. I’ll be in “C” loop space 48 and you are welcome to share if you like. I am not familiar with the place and I am not sure how far the distance is between those loops/sections.

    July 7, 2014

    • Lynn H.

      Cedomir, C and D loops are very close together. One thing to know is that only 2 vehicles are allowed per site. A pop-up counts as a vehicle so only one other car can park there. Additional vehicles must park in the overflow lot at the front of the park. If you go to this link, you'll see that your site backs right up to D loop. http://www.recreation...­

      July 7, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Thanks for the info Lynn,
      I have a truck so I was thinking perhaps instead of bringing a tent I’ll sleep in it. There will be one space available either for a vehicle or tent if someone is interested.

      July 8, 2014

  • Paula

    Sam,
    Please confirm if you or others have another kayak I may rent. Thx

    June 8, 2014

    • Craig G.

      Paula, Sam or I will have a Kayak for you.

      July 7, 2014

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