Marion County Aquaholics Paddlers Group, Inc.



Paddle Often, Paddle Safely  

Future Paddles


Our members have asked that when you send me your write-up for the paddle that you please, when possible include as many of the following items as you know.


    :Is there a parking or launch fee if so how much or about how much.

    :Are there toilets at the launch or take-out or do they need to seek facilities before arriving

     at the launch area.

    :Please rate your paddle as Hard  - Medium - or Easy

    :Is the paddle downstream  -  upstream - both.  

    :Is there a shuttle.

    :Some members would like the option of going out to eat after a paddle.


This is always optional and the tc is not obligated to choose the place and does not have to participate.  Just mention the option so members may plan to bring money to pay for the meal.  Members who wish to eat can decide where, on or after the paddle.


Our Aquaholics trip this Saturday, Sept.23, will be on the Rainbow River from Rio Vista Park.  Many thanks to Mary Ann for letting us launch from there (directions on our website).  Mary Ann will open the gate about 8:15 am, and we will be paddling by 9 am.  No fee; no shuttle; toilet available; bring lunch or snacks to eat on the river (but no disposables); should takeout about 1:30pm.  T/C is Terry Sechler, 503-510-8045, call or text.

FUTURE PADDLES: (Subject to Change)

We should get enough rain for the Withlacoochee system to enable more trips there, although trees could be down across narrow streams.


If you wish to go on any of these paddles, please remember to call the trip 

coordinator to let them know you plan on going.  Make sure you leave your 

name and phone number.  If there is a need to call you, the TC will be able to 

reach you.