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Florida Week of Rivers 2019:
You can never start planning for the Florida Week of Rivers too early – so this year we are starting in August instead of October.
The 2019 Florida Week or Rivers will actually cover 3 weeks. The primary week is Sunday 3 March, through 8 March, depart on the 9th.
In addition to the primary week we are also planning paddles for the week before the primary week ( arrive 24 Feb, paddle 25 February to 2 March, depart 3 Mar) , and the week after the primary week (Arrive 9 Mar, paddle 10 March to 14 March, depart 15 Mar).
The primary week will be based out of the Rodman Campground, the same campground we used last year. The rivers we will paddle have not been firmed up yet but will likely include favorites from the last two years as well as a couple new rivers.
The first week is based out of the Wright Lake Campground in the Apalachiacola National Forest. This week will focus on Pan Handle rivers. The 3d week will be based out of the Collier-Seminole Campground (on Rt 90 between Naples and Everglades City). The rivers to be paddled are still being researched but will likely include open water paddles in the Estero Bay Aquatic Preserve / Mound Key Archaeological Park, mangrove water trails around Everglades City, and more.
There are currently tent and RV sites available at Wright Lake, Rodman and Collier-Seminole Campgrounds. Participants are responsible for booking their own sites this year. Just Google search reservations, Rodman Campground or reservations, Collier-Seminole Campground and you will find a ReserveAmerica reservation page for each camp ground. Follow the prompts to select dates, find available sites, and book sites. For Wright Lake Campground use the Recreation.gov site to make reservations.
Participants are encouraged to buddy up and share sites. Tent sites allow two tents and two vehicles. Trailer sites allow two vehicles and a tent in addition to the trailer.
Please post on the messageboard if you are attending, and which week or weeks. Post questions as well.
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