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Ocklawaha River, Moss Bluff to Ray's Landing, overnight trip

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USE MAP QUEST - GOOGLE MAPS PUTS YOU ACROSS THE RIVER ON THE WRONG SIDE.

After the shuttle we will put in at Moss Bluff Dam and Spillway on CR 464. We will head south about 1/2 mile or so where there is a huge large bird rookery. I was here a few years back and every photo has many birds in it. Great blue herons, white herons and others are predominant. The photo op should be good this time of year.

After we satisfyhttp://photos4.meetupstatic.com/photos/event/4/8/a/a/event_197838602.jpeg our photo taking we will turn around and go through the locks, dropping about 20 feet to the river. We will only paddle about 2-3 miles and camp on a bluff overlooking the river.

In the morning we can take our time as the remainder of the trip is about 12 miles to Ray's Landing.

This is primitive camping - you must bring everything you need. There are no 7-11's along the river. This is not a section paddled very often, so we should have the river to ourselves.

There is plenty of wildlife to be seen and heard on this trip. Lots of trees for hammocks. Firewood is plentiful as well. I don't think this place is used much, which is to our advantage.

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Comments

  • Former member

    Former member

    Great time

    5 years ago
  • Julie A.

    We we leave on Sunday to go home, if we all cross the bridge and go right, we will come to a dynamite BBQ place on the corner of the next cross street, HWY 42. Old Florida trailer on corner lot with some tables and chairs. I ate there and fell in love with the food - very good. We might want to enjoy a meal before the drive home.

    5 years ago
  • Donald

    This was awful I had to spend time with these good people in this beautiful place doing these fun things on this gorgeous weekend I don’t know how I endured it I am going to ask for a refund of my ten dollars!!!!!!!

    5 years ago