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Paddle Florida with the Tuesday Paddle Group

Purpose
The purpose of this web site is to provide a means of communications for Tuesday Paddle Group such as Paddling, Hiking and Camping primarily in the Central and Central West Coast areas of Florida.
 
Posting Requirements
To post your Outdoor Adventures e-mail a brief description containing the critical details of your activity in a format that will allow easy  cut and paste to the web site.
E-mail Me:   paddlefla@yahoo.com
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Tuesday–April 18 --9:00 AM----Rainbow River

Meet at the Rainbow River Bridge on Hwy. 484 just East of Dunnellon. If there is a problem launching there come to the public boat launch on SR 41 in Dunnellon. See page 71of the Gazetteer.

No Shuttle required. Please arrive in time (no later than 8:45) to unload and be ready to start paddle at 9:00 AM. Best to arrive around 8:30 AM. We will paddle up the Rainbow River to the Springs. We can get out at the springs ,swim then paddle back to put in point.

NO DISPOSABLES ALLOWED ON THE RAINBOW RIVER.

Bring lunch, bug spray and usual gear.

Difficulty: Moderate, due to upstream paddling

Paddle Distance: 5 miles one way 10 miles round trip.

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Tuesday– April 25 th --9:00 AM (8:45) ---Hillsborough River---Sergeant’s Park to Trout Creek

Meet at boat ramp in Sergeant’s Park.

Note: There may be an entrance fee require.

Shuttle required: Please arrive in time (no later than 8:45) to unload and be ready to start shuttle at 9:00 0r 8:45 if everyone is ready. . Please allow plenty of travel time. Traffic through Tampa can be very slow. Best to arrive around 8:30 AM

After the shuttle we will depart from Sergeant’s Park and paddle down stream, have lunch at Morris Bridge. then continue on to take out.

Bring lunch and bug spray.

Directions to Sergeant’s Park: Take I-75 South toward Tampa. Stay on I-75 to Flower (SR 582). Go East on Fowler to Hwy. 301 then North on 301 for about 4 miles. Park entrance is on the left. Please allow plenty of travel time. Traffic through Tampa can be very slow.

Coming from the North: Mapquest.com recommends !-75 South to Hwy 50 East. Take Hwy 50 East to US 98 South. Take US 98 South to US 301 South. Continue on US 301 through Dade City and Zephyrhills to Hillsborough River State Park. This way you eliminate most of the Tampa traffic but you pick up the small towns of Dade City and Zephyrhills.

Difficulty: Easy 

Paddle Distance:

Trout Creek---8 miles---plus a little more if you paddle Trout Creek.


       

                               

                                                      


























































































       

                                          
                  
































































































































                                  





























































































      




                              














































































                                               




                                                      





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