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Created by Lesley Symington

From Vincent Payne: Florida Manatee Paddle – Jan 14, 15 17 & 18.  Camping at Chassahowitzka River Campground or other nearby campgrounds. Any campground in the area will do if this one is full or you don’t care for it. It is primitive camping, Restroom is a stroll and water is community spigot.  Some People bring RV and some folks prefer hotels this time of the year.

I have site 53 reserved in the tent camping (No electric, community spigots). There are additional tent sites still available. Get bigger sites to allow parking two vehicles. Smaller sites have parking fo ronly one vehicle. There are limited RV sites (water & electric). This is the campground at the launch to Chassahowitzka. There are still a few sites at some of the other campgrounds as well.   I have camp site 75 for Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday. 22 or 23  dollars per site per night and 5 dollars per head over two per site.

Call Chassahowitzka River Campground 8600 W Miss Maggie Drive Chassahowitzka, Fl 34448 Phone 352-382-2200      SOON.

Smooth water. List of trips: Chassahowitzka on Friday, Crystal River on Saturday, Weeki Wachi on Sunday, and Icheetucknee on Monday. No shuttle on Friday or Saturday. Parking fee Saturday. Shuttle fee Sunday and Monday.   Subject to change as I might do the Homasassa on Sunday and Withlacoochee river on Saturday. But don’t all have to do the same rivers.

Plan to have breakfast & lunch food. We can plan some community meals and dine out depends on the group.  I always like to eat good seafood at least one night in Florida.  I’ll post a group email as the group begins to take shape. Will do the wiener roast on Friday, was fun last year and gives us a chance to meet/talk off the water.

I will probably run to Cedar Key about an hour north to eat at Tony’s one night. All are welcome to come along. When we have a number of guests I will call and they will set us up a long table in the back room. Was fun last year.

Contact Vincent Payne for more details.  vincent.payne9354@gmail.com .