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Suwannee Quest II - #9 Eula Landing to Fanning Springs
Moderate/Open to Public/Shared Fees/BYOB (Bring Your Own Boat) The 9th section of our Suwannee Quest II. Our attempt to paddle the entire Suwannee RIver in the state of Florida - one trip per month. This section will be from Eula Landing to Fanning Springs Park - about 14 miles. This is an all day trip. Please do not sign up if you have something else planned for Saturday evening. NOTE: You must provide your own kayak/canoe/SUP and you must be willing to help with the shuttle both ways on this trip. NOTE: Due to constantly changing summer weather conditions the rain date for this trip is August 25 and if necessary the trip could be postponed until September which would push all Suwannee Quest paddles back one month. NOTE: No dogs allowed. We'll meet up at Eula Landing boat ramp. Please unload the boats off to the side. DO NOT block the ramp. Be there in time to be ready to start the shuttle at 9 am. At 9 am we will shuttle all the cars down to the Joe Anderson Ramp across from Fanning Springs State Park, then return to Eula in as few vehicles as possible. No fees at either ramp. Some of the highlights of the trip are Hart Springs, Little Otter Spring, Little Copper Spring, Copper Spring, and Bell Spring. Dress for the weather. Bring PFD with whistle, shady hat, sun protection, rain gear, lots of water and lunch. Precedence will be given to participants of the previous Suwannee Quest II paddles. Rain date for this paddle is August 25. For more info about kayaking the Suwannee see http://5-staryakpak.org/places-to-explore/suwannee-river/ Deb "Cricket" Blick at [masked]

Eula Landing Ramp

7850 SW 25th PL · Bell, fl

Respond by: 8/17/2018
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Sandhill Chapter of the Florida Trail Association

The Sandhill Chapter of the Florida Trail Association (formerly the Florida Crackers) has brought together North Central Florida’s outdoor adventurers since it was chartered in 1980, when the first meetings were held in member’s living rooms. The chapter hosted the very first North Regional Fall Conference in 1983 at Suwannee River State Park and has participated in every state and North Regional conference since. A sub-chapter, the Cracker’s Kinfolk, later became the Suwannee Chapter.

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Members of the Sandhill Chapter have built many bridges over the deep gorges along the Suwannee River, have maintained an open trail in Lake Butler Forest despite frequent timber clear-cuts, and, working in coordination with biking and equestrian groups, built a 35-mile segment of trail through Marion County along the Cross Florida Greenway, crossing the prominent 3.3 million dollar Land Bridge over I-75 between Belleview and Ocala.

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The chapter schedules a variety of activities each month such as day hikes, picnics, kayak/canoe trips, overnight backpack trips and bicycle outings. Annual events include the chapter Christmas party in December and the "Goodbye for the Summer" picnic in May.

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