Thursday, February 09, 2012

Here we are~ Chassahowitzka River ~ Florida

Howdee all,

Here is our home for a week.

Chassahowitzka River Campground

The campground and area was suggested by a friend..and so far I like what I see here..Thanks Dennis!

The campground is small and woodsy….It used to be a County Park but was recently taken over by new management. The restrooms and showers are very clean.

The campers are friendly..some seasonal, others here just to kayak the river.

We have already been invited to next Tuesdays potluck.

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Lets go check out the river....

Chassahowitzka  River_038We are very short walk to the river.

Chassahowitzka  River_010Where hundreds of Turkey and Black Vultures speckle the trees..

see the black dots?

Chassahowitzka  River_011They rent canoes and kayaks..

30 dollars for a full day…Not bad.

We will definitely do a few days on the river..

Check out the different routes we can take..which one do you think we should do?

Chassahowitzka  River_012 Brown Pelican hanging out near the Vultures...

Chassahowitzka  River_015The boats below are also available to rent..

Better for fisherman.. 

  Many locals launch their boats here to fish. I saw a houseboat, and airboat and other assorted types of boats being launched.

Chassahowitzka  River_016I cant wait to explore the river..

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Turkey and Black Vultures riding the thermals..

A Bald Eagle hitched a ride too.

Chassahowitzka  River_028A Great Blue Heron flies in squawking..

Chassahowitzka  River_031And hangs out a bit, before squawking and flying off.

Chassahowitzka  River_032The campground store ..

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Look whats blooming at the Camp Store..

A beautiful Pink Witch Hazel..

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Chassahowitzka  River_024Boat rental and boat launch area…

Chassahowitzka  River_036Florida vegetation..That says~Tarzan was here :)

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That was fun!

Time to walk back to camp and make dinner..

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8 comments:

eileeninmd said...

Hi Dawn, looks like a wonderful place to stay for a week. the river looks like a great place for canoeing. I can just imagine all the birds that are there. Love the photos and the tour of the campground. Have a great week!

Julie G. said...

Thank you for the tour of your new home for the next week. Looks like a lovely place to stay. It's so nice to see lush green flora in the middle of winter. Beautiful scenes you photographed! Oh, how I would love to kayak that river. Enjoy your birding and camping adventures!

Gaelyn said...

Nice digs. Looks like a great place to get out on the water and bird.

NCmountainwoman said...

Looks like a great place to hang out! Enjoy!

Larry said...

Now that's a lot of vultures! ou've given me an idea. I want to rent a boat this year and take my binoculars and camera with me.I've yet to do that.

Kathiesbirds said...

Dawn, this looks like a great spot! I want to come visit!

dAwN said...

Thanks friends!
We enjoyed our spot for a week and our now on the move again.
Wish you all could have been there!
Put it on your list of places to visit.

Cindy said...

I never knew Witch Hazel came in pink! A beautiful spot & canoe loop.. Love those FL springs..Enjoy!

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