Paddle east Juniper Creek to Lake George to Silver Glen Springs

This is a past event

10 people went

Juniper Creek boat launch on State Route 19 in Ocala National Forest

State Route 19 north of Rte 40 · Ocala National Forest, FL

How to find us

Take Rte 40 west of Astor to Rte 19 (traffic light there), turn right, go north 3 miles to launch area (small park) on the right. DO NOT GO TO JUNIPER SPRINGS PARK.

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Details

Now for something a little different. This is a one way paddle, (roughly 6+ miles) putting in at the nice launch area in Ocala National Forest on Rte 19, (decent, clean outhouse) paddling east Juniper Creek to Lake George, then due north along the shore of Lake George to Silver Glen Springs Recreation Area. As a matter of general information, this paddle BEGINS where the typical Juniper Creek paddle ENDS. We will do our own shuttle, you know the drill. We will need volunteers to help shuttle paddlers or 'yaks at both ends. It's a cool little adventure. This is appropriate for intermediate paddlers.

There are no rentals.

We will drop off the 'yaks at the Rte 19 launch (be there at 8:30), then drive all the vehicles north to Silver Glen Springs Recreation Area, leaving them there (entrance fee, offering to the park gods, likely 5 bucks). We will need three or four volunteers to drive our bodies back to the kayaks at the launch site. Bring your best sunglasses, we'll be paddling toward the sun on Juniper.

Members may bring one guest.

INTERMEDIATE PADDLER RATING: Intermediate paddlers will have their own kayak and gear. They are comfortable paddling up to ten miles. They are capable of paddling against light currents in streams and rivers and lake crossings with light to moderate waves. They are capable of assisting in water rescues.

All attendees must sign a Sierra Club release form.
It is expected that all those joining us will be familiar with their own abilities AND limitations, exercising sound judgment as to their personal fitness level for this outing. This is a wilderness area with no emergency services.

To see future outings or join the Volusia-Flagler Sierra Club go to:
https://www.sierraclub.org/florida/volusia-flagler