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. 


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. 

  Christmas Party

2018 Christmas Party will be December 7th at 7 pm at Mimi's Café on state rd 200 in Ocala for those who have contacted me before our September 19th meeting.  We will have our Chinese Gift exchange again this year.  Bring a gift if you wish to be included.  The gift should be about $10 and be gender neutral.

September 22nd Juniper Springs. Trip Coordinator Terry Sechler 1-503-510-8045

Juniper Springs, Saturday, September 22.  This is a beautiful, twisting and turning with low branches, etc.  downstream paddle about 8-9 miles.  Please be there between 8:15-8:30 so we can shuttle and hopefully be on the water by 9:00.  There is an entrance fee and if you have a National Parks Pass, you can get in for half price.  Facilities available at put in and take out.  We will stop along the way for lunch/snack/rest  

Last time we did this paddle, it was closed due to high water and obstructions.  I will call on Friday afternoon to see if it is open.  This does not guarantee that it will also be open on Saturday as we have found out.  If it happens to be closed come Saturday, we will go to the take out and do a downstream paddle for a few miles, turn around and return upstream.   Be sure to leave your phone number when you call or text Terry at 503-510-8045.  

September 29th --Rays to Gores. Tc Terry Sechler 503-510-8045

October 6th- Silver River. Tc Amy Hyslop 352-233-6445

October 13th--Alexander. Tc Chris Spontak 352-694-5986

October 19,20 & 21  Suwannee River Trip Coordinator Marty Stewart
We are doing Suwannee River and the meeting place is
"Suwannee River Rendezvous Resort and Campground.
828 N.E. Primrose Rd, Mayo Fl. 32066
My plan is to have people arrive on Friday afternoon-early evening.
Have dinner at Grandma Susie's Cookin' Shack and later
 have social at my Cabin that night.Making the plans for Saturday and
Sunday. Right now we will go up to Lafayette Blue Springs State Park.
Saturday & going down stream back to camp site. I'm thing on Sunday to do a
up stream paddle from camp site for a few hours and head home in the afternoon. They have a great bike trail  and hope we have people bring their bikes
"Suwanne River Rendezvous campground"   for location  
Marty 352-650-8564