multi-day paddle from base camp in FL?
Posted by: stillgoin on Nov-22-13 11:11 AM (EST) Category: Destinations
I'm looking for a package trip in Floria that features daily paddles from a comfortable base location (i.e., not outdoor camping).
I've been spoiled by the Adirondack Mountain Club's summer paddle outing, and I can't find anything like it in Florida. The set-up is to stay 5 nights at a college dorm and have breakfasts and dinner there. The food service folks provide the fixings for a make-your-own brown bag lunch to take on a multi-hour paddle each day.
Anybody know of anything similar in FL? Thank you.
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Posted by: weed on Nov-22-13 1:03 PM (EST)
What part of Fl. do you want to paddle? In the panhandle you can stay in a cabin at Adventures Unlimited, pick out lunch in their store and get them to put you in on several rivers in the area. The Coldwater runs by the place. The Blackwater and Juniper are near by.
Base camp at a motel or hotel|
Posted by: Glenn_MacGrady on Nov-22-13 2:18 PM (EST)
I've been day tripping in Florida since 1970. Nowadays, I live out of my van at various places in west, north, central and southwest Florida. However, there are motels and hotels of varying degrees of fanciness nearby all the places I camp. Use them.
You can stay in the Wakulla Springs|
Posted by: ezwater on Nov-22-13 3:39 PM (EST)
Lodge, which has a 3 meal restaurant. No canoeing in the park, but T'n'T nearby will help you with the Wakulla or the St. Marks. There are a number of other rivers nearby, and usually outfitters to serve them.
I use a motel in Homosassa Springs|
Posted by: kayamedic on Nov-22-13 9:07 PM (EST)
for a base camp to various rivers and springs. Its near the mouth of the Suwanee.
I didn't answer because|
Posted by: Jackl on Nov-23-13 6:51 AM (EST)
I don't know anything that fits the OP's criteria.
Posted by: kayamedic on Nov-23-13 6:58 AM (EST)
if I want to eat and sleep I have to find my own arrangements.
Posted by: radiomix on Nov-22-13 11:24 PM (EST)
A boat trip you can take that is a floating base camp. Seems fun.
Posted by: stillgoin on Nov-25-13 2:00 PM (EST)
Looks like it's a make-up-your-own. OK! I have no idea where to go in Florida. I want to visit a friend down there in February-ish, and I thought it would be fun to do some paddling. He's in Altamonte, but I'm not particularly tied to anyplace on the mainland. I just started looking around for "Florida paddling" and everything looks amazing. I'm a flat-water day tripper from the Buffalo NY area.
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Posted by: Jackl on Nov-25-13 3:50 PM (EST)
Lots of good trips with launches, descriptions, etc all over Florida.