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Juniper Creek - Head springs to FL-19 bridge – Level II

  • 26 Jul 2017
  • 9:00 AM
  • Juniper Springs Recreation Area

Registration

  • one of the top 25 canoe runs in America

Registration is closed

Leader: Therese Eby 425.802.2281  thereseeby@gmail.com

Level II,  7 miles, 3-4 hours, Meet 9:00am at put-in, shuttle 9:30am (8 miles/9 min from put-in), 10:00am launch.  Meet-up/Put-in: Juniper Springs Recreation Area. Take-out:  FL-19 Bridge Boat Ramp

This is one of the top 25 canoe runs in America per Reserve America. Clear water, superb scenery. Challenging paddling in the narrow upper portion of the stream due to fast water flow, sharp turns, overhanging branches, stumps and dead-falls. Short boats are welcome! We may take a picnic break at Halfway Landing (no facilities).  The creek eventually broadens in the beautiful Juniper Prairie Wilderness for a relaxing paddle in wetlands hosting wading birds.  The Tampa Bay Times write up by Terry Tomalin is at https://goo.gl/pqYNpo.

Download a map of the Juniper Springs Canoe Run (PDF). https://www.fs.usda.gov/Internet/FSE_DOCUMENTS/stelprdb5199103.pdf

 I will be camping the prior night at the Juniper Springs Rec Area. I hope you'll join me.

Campground information call: (352) 625-3147, Reservations for camping call: 1-877-444-6777, or Web site: www.recreation.gov

Boat rental information call: (352) 625-2808  $35+ tax (includes shuttle).

Bring:  $6 entry fee (for non-campers), PFD – worn, whistle, water (quart or more), lunch/snack, Recommended: sunscreen, hat, sunglasses, insect repellent, tow rope, pump and sponge.

Some important details will be sent to people who RSVP.  Please register on the web site (preferred) or RSVP to the trip leader to allow notification of any changes.  See the Skills Self Assessment Chart on the web site and contact the leader with any questions.


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