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Florida 2020: 6 Night Overnighter Week

  • Sun, December 27, 2020
  • 10:00 AM
  • Fri, January 01, 2021
  • 5:00 PM
  • Saint Petersburg area, Florida

Florida 2020: 6 Nights and 5 Days of Exciting Paddling Adventures in the Tampa Bay Area

Make your reservations now ... they will fill up fast!

   - Canoe Outpost on Little Manatee River  

      18001 US Hwy 301; S. Wimauma, FL  33598

       Phone:  813-634-2228


       NOTES: Brian Sr and Brian Jr (Father and Son team, Brian Sr is Owner, Brian Jr is Manager).   They know we are coming ... tell them you are with TVCC


   - Options for Lodging:

        -- Offer 2 cabins, a School Bus fixed up as camper, and 2 RVs for rent:  roughly                  $550-650 per week.  The Bus and RVs are cheaper at only $350 per week.

              -- RV sites are $28 per night  (25 RV sites)  30-amp/Water ... no sewer

              -- Primitive Camping: $24 per night  water/electric

              -- TVCC has rented the Group Camping Area.  I ask all Primitive Tent Campers to ask for that location first ... you won't pay them .. you will pay TVCC (BG Smith!!)  It will be cheaper ($20 per night).  Group camping area has pavilion for our group meet ups, dinners, and community campfire!  

    - Payment:  They accept credit cards over the phone.  When you call to reserve, they require full payment up front. There is a 14-day cancellation policy (roughly December 13th).  If you cancel completely, there is a 5% credit card fee you will be charged.

PADDLE PLAN (Dec 28th through 

1. Dec 28th: Little Manatee River:  10 mile water trail

     - Put in near US 301 bridge *Canoe Outpost) and take out near Wildcat Park  

2. Dec 29th:  Hillsborough River:  7.5 mile water trail 

     - Put in at John B Sargent Memorial Park and take out at Trout Creek park. 

     - $2 parking fee .. good at all access points  

3. Dec 30th:  Alafia River: 10 mi trail

     - Put in at Alderman Ford Park take out at Lithia Springs Park  

4. Dec 31st: Ft DeSoto State Park / Shell Island:

       - Mostly a fun coastal paddle and lots of beach time on the World's Most Beautiful Beaches.  We will paddle around the Shell Island area.

5.  Other Options in the plan:  We are still deciding a 5th optional paddle for people that stay an extra day and want to paddle.

a.  Peace River:  This is Option 1: Middle Section  6.2 miles 

     - Put in at Payne's Creek Historic State Park, take out at Wauchula Riverside Park (6.2 mi)

     - Its about an hour drive each way to Put-In and then from Take out.

b. Weedon Island - This is Option 2:  South Trail 4 miles

      -Put in at ramp:  Weedon island Pier  

     - Parking is very painful

c.  Caladesi Island State Park Water Trail: This is Option 3:  Paddle over and paddle around

     - Might be challenging for some.   

Contact BG Smith 703-398-7836/ or Ben Johnson at 423-2413483 for additional details and let them know you are going and type of arrangements you made.

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