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.


Our monthly Aquaholics meeting is this Wednesday, Sept.18, 7 pm, at the sheriff substation on Hwy441 and south 80th St.  Please join us, and we will plan future trips.
Also, we will be paddling the scenic Juniper Creek this Saturday, Sept.21.  This is a relaxing downstream 7 mile trip.  We will meet before 9 am at the Juniper Park on Hwy40 in the Ocala Forest, and shuttle to takeout on Hwy19.  Park entry fee is $6 per person, or $3 with senior national park pass.  Bring lunch or snacks, but no disposables (cans, bottles, napkins, ziplocks) because they check and confiscate.  Toilets available; should takeout about 1:30 pm.  T/C is Chris Spontak, 352-694-5986, always call, no texts.


Saturday, Sept.14: Silver River; T/C Terry Sechler, 503-510-8045.

Wednesday, Sept.18: Monthly meeting.

Saturday, Sept.21: Juniper Creek; T/C Chris Spontak, 352-694-5986.


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.