Join the Rising Tides to paddle Juniper Run and optional camping at Juniper Springs Recreation Area in the Ocala National Forest.
Learn more about Rising Tides here
Do you just want to paddle?
You can choose to come for only the paddle on Saturday, March 9th, 2019. Be ready to launch at 10:30am from Juniper Springs Recreation Area.
Note of Address: When searching on GPS, search Juniper Springs Recreation Area for the address. If address is copied and pasted it takes you to Mill Dam, which is not Juniper Springs Recreation Area.
More info about Juniper Run here
Please RSVP below at no charge for just the paddle. In the comments section please add if you are "Planning to Rent," so we can give Juniper Springs Recreation Area a heads up on how many to expect.
On Saturday, we will launch by 10:30am from Juniper Springs Recreation Area for a beautiful one-way 7-mile paddle on Juniper Run. We will stop along the way for a bring your own lunch picnic.
Note: Disposable containers; take-out trays, foil, plastic cups, wrappers, etc., are not permitted on Juniper Run so bring your items in tupperware or reusable containers.
After the paddle, we will be shuttled back by Juniper Springs Recreation Area staff. It is all very well organized. Upon return, feel free to swim in Juniper Springs, hang at the campsite for a bit, or travel home.
BOATS: Participants can bring their own vessel or rent a kayak or canoe from Juniper Springs Recreation Area upon arrival.
Rentals at Juniper Springs Recreation Area:
$45 (Single Kayak or Canoe);
$50 (2-person Kayak)
plus a $20 refundable deposit
If you are bringing your own vessel the following applies:
$12 reverse re-haul shuttle fee to be paid to Juniper Springs Recreation Area on site.
FOOD: Participants will provide all of their own meals. However, we will have some snacks and supplies for s’mores.
Bears and raccoons frequent the area; all food must be kept in the bear box or your vehicle during camping.
Also, while paddling no disposable items are allowed on Juniper Run (i.e., food wrappers, styrofoam coolers, cans, bottles, etc.) Only re-usable containers are allowed.
Saturday, March 9, 2019
10:30 am – Launch vessels from Juniper Springs Recreation Area
12pm- Bring your own lunch picnic on the water
3:30pm – Expected time off the water
4pm – Estimated expected return to Juniper Springs Recreation Area
4pm-7pm- Choose to swim in the spring, hang at the campsite for a bit, or travel home
10:30am - 4:00pm EST
26701 FL-40, Silver Springs, FL 34488
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