PO Box 941692, Maitland, FL 32794-1692

Kayak Camping on Peace River: REMOTE camping

Day One – Friday
Meet time: 2:00 pm to 9:00 pm.

The campground closes one of it’s two gates at 6:00 pm but you can still get in after that time by going to the Double Drive way off of State Hwy 64 which is just west of US Hwy 17. We’ll car camp the first night at Pioneer Park which is right on the Peace River. The campsites are first come first server so it behooves you to get there as soon as possible. There are 65 sites with water and electric and 25 without. The cost is $21.80 per night with water and electricity and $16.35 per night w/o water and electricity. I plan to get there early on Friday so I’ll try to save as many sites as I can in relative proximity to each other. Sites are limited to two cars per night so you may have to share a site with someone else. There will be a campfire after dark. Bring your cocktails and funny camping stories if you so desire. Cocktails are optional but funny stories are mandatory.

Day Two – Saturday
Meet time: 8:30 am
Paddle distance – approximately 10 miles

At that time we’ll meet near my campsite and I’ll coordinate the shuttle. We’ll move X number of vehicles down to Brownville Campground which will be our takeout point on Sunday afternoon. Cost to leave your car/truck at Brownville CG is $10.00 per vehicle. We’ll complete the shuttle with the intent to shove off from the Pioneer Park boat ramp no later than 10:00 am. Late Saturday afternoon we’ll choose a REMOTE campsite on the West Side of the river (The east side is private property). Set up camp, make your own dinner with a camp fire after dark. Again, cocktails are optional but funny camping stories are mandatory. Lets have some fun.

Day Three – Sunday
Departure Time: 9:00 to 9:30 am.
Paddle distance: approximately 10 miles

We’ll get up, have breakfast, break camp and head for the Brownville Campground boat ramp for take out.

What to Expect:
Pioneer Park has picnic tables, a fire ring, bathrooms with showers.
There is also a convenience store just outside the park should you .
need ice or other incidentals.

Saturday night will be REMOTE camping which means no facilities
(nothing). You must carry everything you need for Sat. and
Sunday on your boat. Think like your a backpacker. If you
forget your food there’s a good chance you’ll survive the weekend, but
if you forget your TP, we’ll leave you for the Skunk Ape to feast on your
body.

What to Bring:
You are responsible for all your food, drinks and snacks for the entire
trip. Just a suggestion, if you plan to come with others making up 3 or
more folks, try to consolidate items like meals, stoves, coolers and
lanterns for example… Obviously you’ll need a tent, or shelter of your
choice. Hammocks are not recommended. Sleeping bag, TP, plenty of
water, sunblock, bug spray, sunglasses, rain gear, plastic trash bag
and whatever personal items you so desire. We’ll have a camp fire
each night so if you can, please bring some fire wood. You may be
asked to help carry a log or two on your boat for the Saturday night
campfire, providing there is no fire ban and you have available space on your boat. I’ll be bringing a First Aid kit. You may bring your own if you like. We’ll complete the paddle 2:00 and 3:00 pm on Sunday so you should be back home no later than 6:00 pm depending on where you live.

May name is Ron and I’ll be your Activity Leader. Assistant leader will be Mary-Slater Linn. If you have any questions, please feel free to call or text me. My cell number is: 480-432-6548.