Events > 2019 > February > Ichetucknee and Santa Fe Weekend

About this event:

Created by Lisa Haskell

Florida
Who:
GCA Members Only
What:
Ichetucknee and Santa Fe Weekend
When:
February 22-24 weekend
Lodging:
See details – double mattress; bring your own items
If you wish to split a cabin, email your trip leader Patrick at:
Paddle plan:
Saturday 2/23
SAT – Paddle the Santa Fe River.  Put-in at Canoe Outpost at HWY 41/441.  We’ll paddle up river three miles to where the river re-enters the surface at a place called River Rise (yes it goes underground).  We’ll paddle the same three miles back to the start and begin our way down river.  Multiple take-outs exists.  Depending on the number of people registering, river and weather conditions, we’ll exit the river at Rum Spring (seven miles from the put-in, plus the three up and back to River Rise is 13 total miles.) or slightly past SR47 bridge (15 miles from the put-in, plus the three up and back to River Rise is 18 total miles). The time assumption is based upon 2-3 miles per hour down river.
Santa Fe River info. on the river is here:
For Sat Expect a minimum of five hours on the water with a lunch stop and a few breaks if we take out at Rum Island and add two more hours if we paddle to the SR47 take out.  Sat will be the longer water day of the two days.
SUN-Paddle Ichetucknee and Santa Fe Rivers.  We’ll start at the Ichetucknee Spring SP.  The Ichetucknee is six miles of easy paddling.  We’ll take a pit stop prior to the confluence of the Ichetucknee and Santa Fe.  We’ll paddle the additional four miles to the HWY129 bridge.
Shuttles:
Depending on number of paddlers and drivers, we may need to utilize an outfitter or driving service such as Uber or Lyft.  This cost will be determined and split amongst participants.
Dinner:
We’ll visit Fort White and High Springs
**  You must contact Patrick to sign up for this trip – clicking RSVP does not sign you up.