Enjoy a guided canoe/kayak tour of the Chain of lakes on the Choctawhatchee River July 25

July 10, 2014

    Cypress trees tower above as you paddle the Chain of Lakes.
Cypress trees tower above as you paddle the Chain of Lakes.

Time: 9 – 11:30 a.m.

Hosted by Choctawhatchee Basin Alliance, Discover Roads Less Traveled eco-tours will introduce you to some very special places in South Walton.

Meeting location: Northwest Florida State College South College, 109 South Greenway Trail, Santa Rosa Beach. Vehicle caravan to event location.

Chain of Lakes is a beautiful slough off the Choctawhatchee River on the East side near the SR20 bridge. Ecology is similar to the Choctawhatchee River, but without strong currents. Birding opportunities are common, and the scenery is stunning. Discussions will vary, but recent local history, Native American history, history of the Choctawhatchee River as a commerce route and natural history of the area are fair game.

Moderate exertion level, depending on wind conditions. Participants are asked to bring at least one quart of water per person, forecast-compatible clothing and personal comfort items (i.e. sunscreen, bug spray, etc.).

There is a small parking fee ($3 cash) at the put-in location. Carpooling recommended.

Personal craft recommended, but rentals can be arranged. Fee is $45 if you bring your own canoe/kayak; $60 includes craft rental.

Space is limited to 8 participants. Minimum of 4. Leader: Karl Renelt

Fee: $60 w rental / $45 without

Call now to register at 850-200-4160. Have your credit card ready and reference number including canoe/kayak rental ($60) – Ref# 91935
BYO canoe/kayak ($45) – Ref# 91934

All events subject to cancellation. In the case of inclement weather, registrants will be notified by email or phone the afternoon/evening prior, and fees will be fully refunded.