See the endangered
manatees on long
weekend event at various rivers in West Florida. Leading a trip to West Florida for MLK long weekend to explore rivers
and bays and maybe see some manatees and other wildlife. The event begins
on Thursday Jan 17 and ends on Monday Jan 20. If you are coming or leaving at a different
time,no big deal. Come when you can leave when you must.
I am staying at Manatee Springs State Park. I
have site 30 and 32. There were five more sites available when I reserved mine.
You can stay where ever suits you, another campground or a hotel. We will meet
up each day at the put in or take out at selected sites and times. Campers, be warned Florida
can get really cold this time of year. Wear layers and bring some blankets.
Paddlers some days may be cold as well. Plan to dress in layers.
Some people choose to swim
and snorkel with manatees, that’s fine, just remember that Florida Law
prohibits you from touching, chasing or otherwise harrassing the animals.
have attended this trip off on on for ten years and hope to include some new
water in this year’s agenda. Possible routes include Crystal River, Homasassa,
Chassahowitzka, Ichetucknee, Rainbow Springs, Suwanee River, Steinhatchee River,
Wacasassa Bay, Weeki Wachee, and possibly others in the region (TBD). If you are interestesd in coordinating a run
to a favorite river let me know. The trip details will be finalized closer to
launch time after I have an idea of how many are attending and what runs are
is a sign up program at this link where I’d like to track attendees. Please use
this link to sign up.
this email to communicate.
would like your email and cell phone for contact purposes as plans could
change. My cell 678-343-5292.
My present rough plan includes
(60) - Travel
day, no plan to paddle.
Crystal River or Weeki Wachi
Suwanee River or Chassahowitzca
Crystal River or Withlacoochee river or Rainbow Springs
Icheetucknee or Steinhatchee