Canceled - Chassahowitzka River Springs Loop - Level II

  • 27 Sep 2017
  • 8:30 AM
  • Chassahowitzka River Campground boat ramp

Registration

  • A cool river and springs paddle

Canceled due to Irma impacts to the river

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Trip leader: Therese Eby, thereseeby@gmail.com, 425-802-2281

Cool off or snorkel in the 76°F clear water at several springs feeding "the Chaz", an Outstanding Florida Waterway that passes through undeveloped coastal forest and salt marsh. . Visit first and second order springs at the main river and paddle up tributaries to visit other springs, including The Crack. Watch for otters in the brackish river.

Location: Chassahowitzka River Campground boat ramp, 8600 W Miss Maggie Dr, , Homosassa, FL 34448 (take US-19 to CR 480 W to end of road).

Schedule: Wed Sep 27, meet time 08:30 am, launch time 09:00 am, approximate return time 01:00 pm

Additional information: $5 parking fee or $7 with trailer, CASH only. Restrooms, camp store, kayak rentals near the launch. No amenities downriver. Expect shallow sawgrass-lined narrow tributaries with mild current, short hikes through ankle deep water/mud and mosquitoes, possible snakes, spiders, alligators, low trees, submerged logs, and very few places to get out of the boat. We'll picnic along the river.

http://www.swfwmd.state.fl.us/recreation/areas/chassahowitzka.html

http://paddleflorida.net/chassahowitza-paddle.htm#thumb

Difficulty: Level II, 7 miles

Required / suggested: PFD, whistle, kayak with flotation. Food, water, hat, sun and insect protection. Snorkel gear optional.

See the Skills Self Assessment Chart on the web site and contact the leader with any questions. Please register on the web site or RSVP to the trip leader to allow notification of any changes.


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