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Ocklawaha Odyssey - Silver Springs to Rodman Dam, Florida

  • Ocklawaha Odyssey: December 1-5, 2017
    This page is for trip registration only. Payment can be made through either PayPal or regular mail. Further information will be given on making payment after completion of the trip registration form.

    Click here to view the trip itinerary.

    Trip Registration Deadline
    November 17, 2017 or until trip reaches capacity.  DEADLINE HAS BEEN EXTENDED TO NOVEMBER 24.

    Participation Limit
    75 paddlers

    Trip Fee
    The trip fee Includes camping, meals, and shuttle.

    • Adults: $460
    • Seniors (65+): $435
    • College students: $435
    • Youth (8-17): $410
    • Children (7 & under): free

    The Meal Plan.
      Meals will be provided by professional caterers or local civic groups.  Expect hearty, hot fare for breakfast and dinner.  On-water lunch stops will include ample portions of fruit, chips, cookies, granola bars, PB&J sandwiches, and water. 

    Shuttle Service.  Paddlers will park their vehicles at the launch point, Silver Springs State Park, for the duration of the trip.  At the trip's conclusion, paddlers and their boats and gear will be shuttled back to Silver Springs. There is no parking option at the trip's end point.

    Special Note About December 3rd Accommodations:
      The fees listed above cover tent camping for the entire trip. On the evening of December 3 at Ocklawaha Outpost & Resort, there are a limited number of cabins available on a first-come/first-served basis for an additional fee paid directly to the Outpost. For cabin details and rates, visit: http://www.outpostresort.com/.  If you're interested in staying in a cabin, contact the Outpost at 866-236-4606 or ocklawahacanoeoutpost@gmail.com to secure a reservation.


    Boat Recommendations
    Even in good weather, it's not uncommon to experience choppy conditions in the more open waters of the Rodman Reservoir, our final day's paddle.  For this reason, we recommend kayaks of at least 14 feet in length equipped with a rudder or skeg and a spray skirt.  You should also have solid paddling, rescue, wet exit, and swimming skills.  If you have any questions about the kind of environment you will encounter on this trip, please contact Bill Richards at bill@paddleflorida.org. 


    Outfitter
    Paddlers needing to rent a canoe or kayak and related gear should contact Ocklawaha Canoe Outpost & Resort at 866-236-4606 or ocklawahacanoeoutpost@gmail.com. 
     
    Required Liability Waiver
    Participants will be required to complete a liability waiver, which can be downloaded from the 'Documents' tab of this page.  If you're registering for the trip through mail, please print and send the completed waiver with your check.  You can also bring the completed waiver with you to trip check-in.  We will also have blank waivers onsite for paddlers to complete

    Paddle Florida Policies
    • All paddlers must attend the trip overview and orientation briefing on the first evening. Paddlers must adhere to the safety guidelines presented.
    • Paddlers must wear a properly fitted U.S. Coast Guard approved personal flotation device (PFD) and whistle at all times on the river.
    • Paddlers under age 18 are the responsibility of, and must be accompanied by, a parent or guardian. No more than two children under the age of 12 per adult guardian.
    • Sorry, no pets allowed.
    • All paddlers must provide emergency contact information and sign a Waiver of Claims and Release of Liability form. Parents must sign for children under the age of 18.
    • People-powered watercraft only.
    • Paddle Florida adheres to all rules put forth by the public parks we stay in, including the ban on alcoholic beverages.
    • All paddlers must respect private property along the rivers and reservoir.
    • All paddlers must have basic paddling, swimming, and wet exit skills.
    • Violations of these policies can result in the paddler being removed from the event without refund.

    Refund Policy
    Due to the financial outlay and costs incurred by Paddle Florida during event planning, any force majeure, which includes but is not limited to water levels, inclement weather, and any other Acts of God not mentioned herein, shall not result in the refund of any fees paid to Paddle Florida. Absolutely no fees will be refunded after 15 days before the even begins. Before each trip registration deadline, requests for fee refunds by will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
    Documents Attached to Ocklawaha Odyssey:
    Ocklawaha Itinerary-2017
    Ocklawaha Paper Reg-2017
    Pre-Trip Ocklawaha Info-2017
    USCA Waiver-2017
    Registration Information