Marion County Aquaholics Paddlers Group, Inc.



Paddle Often, Paddle Safely  

Our members have asked that when you send me your write-up for the paddle that you tc
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. 

For members who have not yet renewed for 2019, please do so by mail, or at the meeting,

or at a trip.  The 2018 email list was closed out after the March meeting.

Next Paddle:

The Aquaholics will have a trip this Saturday, May 25, to the Withlacoochee Gulf Preserve at Yankeetown.  We will meet before 9am at the kayak beach on the Gulf where Hwy40 ends.  Turn right, just before the busy boat ramp at the highway end (not at Bennett Creek Redneck beach on the left), about 40 miles from Ocala. 
We will paddle north on the Gulf, and then inland through the salt marshes & islands.  Once we reach the WGP dock, we will hike to the pavilion, then eat lunch at the 35 foot observation tower.  Bring bug spray just in case during the hike.
No fees, no shuttle needed, porta-potties available.  Return paddle can be wet and slow if wind and waves increase.  Should takeout about 1pm.
T/C is Chris Spontak, 352-694-5986, always call, no texts.

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.