8 miles of the last day on our journey!
We will paddle approx., 8 miles downstream from Gores to Eureka West Landing. This section is among the best paddling in the state. Wildlife-management areas border most of the river, making for a wild setting. The Ocklawaha is said to be a very old river geologically, and as a result has created a mile-wide valley. It has a sand bottom and its waters tend to be very clear with occasional areas where tannin from the swamps colors the water a darker hue.
Animal and bird life are abundant here with the usual raccoons,skunks and armadillo present, as well as deer,fox, and otters and even some elusive troops of Rhesus monkeys originally from downstream on the Silver River. There are side streams and springs to explore as well as rope swings to jump from.
Meet at Gores Landing where we will unload then run our shuttle to Eureka West Landing. Paddle nine gorgeous miles downstream on this beautiful river to takeout at Eureka West Landing.
$5.00 Fee applies at Gores for launch, self pay at entrance to Gores.
Bring your lunch and plenty to drink.
Click on the following GoogleMap link:
Gores Landing; GPS Cords: 20 17'23.0" / 081 55'36.0"
Eureka West; GPS Cords: 29 22'24.8" / 081 54'16.0"
PFD's, whistle is the law and is always advised to be worn.
RSVP IF ONLY ATTENDING, NO NEED TO RSVP-NOT ATTENDING.
We will run our own shuttle**It should be understood that all who attend are willing to help with shuttle this is a group endeavor: All watch out for each other and help with shuttle.
As with all of our paddles, we are not guides nor instructors. We are a group of kayaking enthusiasts out for an enjoyable time. We help each other, learn from each and enjoy the privilege of being. By participating in any of our paddles you assume all risks and responsibilities for your personal health, safety and for your equipment. It is important for everyone that each participant be prepared for the trip. Please use your discretion and best judgment when joining a trip. Be sure you are up to the paddle -- physically, mentally and that your equipment is appropriate for the intended trip. Know and respect your limits. Be safe and you will certainly enjoy another fantastic paddle.
Paddle On! John B & Peter b