Kayak Camping

30 Dec 2015 6:32 PM | Deleted user

Let's start a discussion about kayak camping.

For you, is it more about paddling or more about camping? Do you want full restroom facilities and access to fresh water or is rustic OK for an overnight? Different people have different camping and paddling preferences. 

Let's discuss the following three models:

1. Easy Camping - Full restroom facilities (includes shower), electricity access, potable water access, easy paddling opportunities. Camping gear/food is car transported. Paddle from campsite.  Example: Ft. DeSoto.

 2. Intermediate Camping - Restroom facilities (may or may not include shower), may or may not have electricity access, potable water access, intermediate paddling opportunities. Camping gear/food is kayak transported. Paddle to campsite. Example: Little Manatee River Conservation area and Park (Load at put in, paddle river to campsite, paddle back to put in.)

 3. Advanced Camping - Limited or no restroom facilities, no electricity access, no potable water access - drinking and washing water must be carried, intermediate to advanced paddling opportunities. Camping gear/food and water is kayak transported. Paddle to campsite. Example: Anclote Key,Ten Thousand Islands to Dome houses.

 What do you think? Tell me your thoughts by clicking the "Add Comment" button below.


  • 31 Dec 2015 12:18 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    My suggestion is to plan an Easy camping event and see what response we get.

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  • 06 Jan 2016 9:52 PM | Anonymous member
    I'm probably most interested in an intermediate or advanced paddle/camp trip, but if an easy paddle were on the calendar, I'd still be game. For me, I'm most interested in a trip that would consist of at least three days of paddling and minimum of two nights camping (the more days of each, the better from my standpoint). Most importantly, I'd really love to see the club offer a kayak/camping opportunity.
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    • 18 Jan 2016 11:14 AM | Anonymous member
      There are people in the club that do trips of up to 6 days,but these are groups that have camped together for many years. The one I belong to limits the number of people on the paddle, so they normally don't add members. I suggest you approach individual memebers and start to build your own small group.
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