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.


The Aquaholics will have a trip this Saturday, January 28, on the Ocklawaha River, from Ray Wayside Park to Gores Landing.  This is an easy downstream paddle of 11 miles.  We will meet before 9 am at Ray's (off Hwy40) and shuttle to Gores.  Weather forecast is a chilly start, but sunny.  Parking fee is $7 (cash envelopes); shuttle necessary; toilets available; bring lunch or snacks; should takeout before 2 pm.  T/C is Chris Spontak, 352-694-5986, always call, no texts.
Also, many have already renewed membership for 2023, but if you haven't yet, we hope you will rejoin.  Please download an application form from our website and bring it to a trip, or if you mail it, our address is now 310 NE 59th St., Ocala 34479.


Saturday Feb.4: Silver River & Free-the-Ocklawaha event.


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.