PO Box 941692, Maitland, FL 32794-1692

Peace River Kayaking and Camping Trip

Please join us for a relaxing yet fun filled two an half day camping and kayaking trip on the Beautiful Peace River located in De Soto County, FL. We’ll meet Friday afternoon/evening to begin our weekend adventure. Brownville Campground has both tent and RV sites. The tent sites have water and a picnic table only and the RV sites have that plus power. 

The campground has plenty of shade and a boat ramp. We’ll car/truck/RV camp at the Brownville Park and Boat Ramp Friday and Saturday night, December 8 and 9, leaving to return home Sunday Dec. 9th. I’ve reserved 2 RV sites which can be used as tent sites instead but will cost slightly more due to power. I’ve also reserved 3 tent sites.  Each site allows two vehicles with two tents per site. As many as 10 can sign up on the FTA Meet up web site or 10 on the Sierra Club web site. If one is filled please go to the other website. The RV spots can take one RV and one tent and the tent sites are allowed 2 tents. The RV sites cost $33.15 per night and the tent sites cost $ 22.20 per night or split that with another tent for $11.10 per night or $16.60 if a tent camper shares an RV Site. 

On Saturday the 9th we’ll paddle from the boat ramp; which is right in the campground, downstream to Arcadia, which is about 10 miles of easy paddling with the current. We’ll stop several times to stretch our legs and to have lunch. The plan is to begin the vehicle shuttle at 9:00 am which will take about an hour. This means we should be back at the campground in time to shove off NLT 10:00 am. This will take 5 to 5-1/2 hours to paddle so you will be whooped by mid afternoon. 

Saturday evening we’ll have a nice campfire so be sure to bring your best campfire stories! If you have any firewood at home, bring a few logs with you. Bring an easy breakfast for Saturday morn (we’ll provide the coffee). You’ll be responsible for your lunch, dinner and breakfast for the entire weekend; however, we do a lot of sharing when it comes to stoves, propane and lanterns during the cooking process. Yes, wine, beer and liquor are allowed! On Sunday the 10th, we’ll leave about 9:00 – 9:30 am, and drive upstream to the Gardner Public Boat Ramp and launch. A lunch for this paddle is not necessary as we’ll be back to Brownville campground for lunch. When done, we all then pack up and head for home, allowing you to get back at a descent hour to relax for the evening. 

If you have any questions please feel free to contact me. My cell number is as follows: RON: 480-432-6548 or email Mary -Slater: sierraclub01@yahoo.com