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🛶 Let's Kayak the Chassahowitzka River and Swim in the Springs!
Co listed with Tampa Bay Moves! We'll explore the springs, swim and picnic on the water. This is a casual, recreational kayak trip more about swimming in the springs and enjoying the day outside than distance kayaking. We will rent kayaks/canoes from the Chassahowitzka River Campground shop. It is first come first serve to we have to be there right when it opens to get a rental before they are gone. We'll arrive at 7:50AM, check out our kayaks and hit the water! Info on rentals: Costs: Parking: $5 per car A large paved parking lot abuts the camp store & dock/ boat ramp area. While using the boat ramp for launching is free, there is a $5 fee for parking a vehicle. It also features a bicycle parking rack & restrooms. Overflow parking on busy days also includes the tree tunnel & various parts of the campgrounds. Rental Rates are for the day (8AM-5PM): Kayaks: Single $25, Double/Tandem $35 Canoes: They only have a handful. $20 aluminum with bench seats, $35 mad river with bucket seats. Want to bring your own kayak? You pay only the parking fee, there is no separate launch fee. Questions? Call the campground at[masked] BRING: a swimsuit for swimming in the springs, sunscreen, towel, water, picnic/snacks, hat, change of clothing for the ride back. *Participating in this or any group event constitutes agreement to Tampa Bay Moves’ LEGAL DISCLAIMER AND LIABILITY POLICY as follows: LEGAL DISCLAIMER AND LIABILITY POLICY: By joining this group, RSVPing to events, and/or attending events, you are confirming that you have read, understand, accept and are legally bound by the following: 1. Tampa Bay Moves! is a meetup group. Attending events or trips is voluntary by you as a member. Guest or participant. Participation in any activity with us is at your own risk. 2. By attending Tampa Bay Moves! events you agree to indemnify and hold harmless Tampa Bay Moves! and any co-hosting or posting meet up group, its organizers, co-organizers, assistant organizers, event hosts, and other members and guests from all claims or liability of every type (including court costs and legal fees) for injury or death to any person or for damage to property, loss of personal property or any other wrongful act arising out of or relating to your participation as a member. This agreement applies to you and to other persons who may accompany you in these endeavors. 3. You also agree to hold everyone mentioned in #2 above as well as other group members harmless. By participating voluntarily in the group, you expressly waive any and all such claims against each and every other member and their guests in the group, including without limitation any and all claims against the group organizers, co-organizers, assistant organizers, and event hosts. 5. Any social events or trips that Tampa Bay Moves!, any co-hosting or posting meet up group sponsors, holds or provides information about will fall also under the same Disclaimer and Liability guidelines listed above. About the Chassahowitzka River Area and Chassahowitzka River Campground: Welcome to the home page for the Chassahowitzka River Campground! Here you will find 53 full hookup RV sites, 28 primitive tent sites, boat ramps, parking, general store and boat rentals right on the Chassahowitzka River ("Hanging Pumpkin Place" in Seminole language), a gateway to spectacular scenery, wildlife and some of the best paddling in Florida! If you've never heard of it before, come and check us out! When first arriving, the way wends through a long “tree tunnel” to the end of the paved road. There you will find a double boat ramp on a springs fed lagoon. To the right is the Camp Store where guests may check in for camping, buy curios, local art, snacks and supplies, pay for parking, and get loads of good area info about the Chassahowitzka River. You may also rent a kayak, canoe or jonboat at the old bait house on the lagoon.

Chassahowitzka River Campground Boat Ramp

8600 W Miss Maggie Drive · Chassahowitzka, FL

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