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TBSK April Picnic Paddle - Level 1+

  • 15 Apr 2023
  • 9:15 AM
  • Fort Desoto Park - Kayak Rental Post aka TopWater Kayak Rental - See link in description
  • 15



Trip title: Explore the calm inlets and bayous around Fort DeSoto / introduce a friend to kayaking 

Trip leader / co-leader: Jill Mosteller, 727 346 8219

Description: We will paddle and explore the inlets and mangrove areas around Fort DeSoto. Members can bring a guest who meets the Rec criteria.  Rentals are available at launch site.   Signed smart waiver by guest required PRIOR to trip.

Total miles 3-4

Arrive by 9:15am, we organize and launch by 9:45am. For people renting a kayak, please arrive early to fill out necessary paperwork. 10am-11:30pm we paddle and explore. 

Basic paddle instruction provided for new kayakers.

Location: Fort DeSoto State Park, kayak rental post.  Head south through main entrance, then turn right at the T.  Kayak post will be a short drive (1/4 mile or so) on your RIGHT.

Schedule: Saturday, April 15, 2023. Arrive by 9:15am, meet on shore to trip briefing at 9:45am.  Paddle from 10am-11:30am. (2-hour kayak rental recommended).

Additional information: Public restrooms are ACROSS the street, so stop there first, if needed;). High tide at 11:13am, Low tide at 2:55pm.

Difficulty: Rec + L1

Required / suggested / restricted: Required: Kayaks 11’ or longer. PFD worn,, a whistle, quick dry clothing worn, secure water shoes (no flip flops), and water. Sunscreen, a snack, a drybag for valuables, a sense of adventure, a smile, and desire for fun are recommended.

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