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Sidetrackers, its time to paddle some waters off the gulf. Crystal River is a spring fed river so it is very clear and the chances of seeing manatee's coming into the river for the winter months are very good.

We will put in at Crystal River Preserve State Park. This will be a long day, about a 2.5 hour drive from the meeting location and 2.5 hours back after 3 plus hours of kayaking, so be smart and plan on overnighting.

We will try to be in the water as soon as possible to take advantage of the low tide before it switches to high tide for a easy paddle back to launch area.

If you spend the night, we can kayak or hike a different location on our way back to Jacksonville.

There are quite a few hotels with rooms available and I'm considering a Vrbo house that has 5 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms which would come to $60 a person. If we go that route, I will need money as soon as possible. This is the property listing in Vrbo: http://www.vrbo.com , #[masked]ha. Feel free to get your own accommodations.

We will meet at McDonald's off Chaffee Road just off Interstate 10, west of I-295 around 8 am and hopefully on the road by 8:15 am.

I have tried to locate kayak outfitters to drop off kayak rentals to put in area but no one does that so you will either bring your own or rent one in Jacksonville and then transport it to the event.

To join me in the house, please contact me ASAP by leave a message at[masked] (Vic) and we can work out details on hotel, rentals and transportation.

Event Leader: Vic Corrales -[masked]

Crystal River Preserve State Park
3266 N.Sailboat Ave
Crystal River, Fl 34428

https://www.floridastateparks.org/parks-and-trails/crystal-river-preserve-state-park

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