Upcoming paddles in the Panhandle

January 13, 2009

Photo courtesy West Florida Canoe and Kayak Club.
Photo courtesy West Florida Canoe and Kayak Club.

Turkey Creek paddle on Jan. 24

The West Florida Canoe and Kayak Club offers a variety of paddles in the Northwest Florida Panhandle. If you are interesting in becoming a member, you can go to their website at www.clubkayak.com/wfckc or contact Wes Mosteller at wesjane@earthlink.net

Guests are welcome on trips as long as they have the skills to safely navigate the waters being paddled.  Guests must sign a waiver form and have an Eglin Recreational Pass if the trip is on the Base.  Paddlers must supply their own boat.

Saturday, January 24, Turkey Creek

Turkey Creek is one the best creeks in the Panhandle. It is narrow with lots of twists and turns. If you want practice steering your boat with great scenery in the background, this is it. It is not treacherous, but newer paddlers may be in the brush a lot.

EGLIN AFB pass required. Bring a pfd, paddle, boat, lunch, plenty to drink, raingear, and appropriate layered clothing. Cotton clothing is not recommended, and males should not wear Capri’s on this trip. Plan on about 5 hours or so on the water.

MEETING PLACE: Meet at the Hardee’s in Crestview on Hwy 85, just south of I-10. The shuttle will be leaving promptly at 9:30 a.m. (This is exit 56 off I-10, and the Hardee’s is on your right as you head south.)
Please call Doug at 850-375-8209 for up to date information or e-mail  dougwaggle@yahoo.com.