Manatee to host moonlight paddle

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By The Staff

 The Department of Environmental Protection’s Manatee Springs State Park will host a moonlight paddle event on Saturday, Feb. 27.

The moonlight paddle will be a guided canoe/kayak tour on the Suwannee River. Participants will learn about the history of the river while enjoying the beautiful scenery by moonlight. The park’s Citizen Support Organization will provide a short program following the moonlight paddle. Light refreshments will be served.

Participants should dress appropriately for weather and bring drinking water and a flashlight. For safety reasons, please leave very young children and pets at home. Participants can bring personal safety equipment and a canoe/kayak or make a reservation with Suwannee Guides and Outfitters for $15 by calling (352) 542-8331. This program is free with regular entrance park fees and is weather permitting. If the forecast calls for 40% chance of rain, less than 40 degree temperatures, or greater than 10 miles per hour winds, the trip will likely be cancelled.

For more information,

visit  www.floridastateparks.org.

The event will take place:  


5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Saturday, February 27, 2010

Manatee Springs State Park

11650 NW 115th Street

Chiefland, Florida