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Okefenokee Gator Hunt, TAKE TWO!

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Suwanee Eco Lodge

400 ECO LODGE DRIVE

Fargo, GA 31631

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PLEASE READ THIS ENTIRELY BEFORE SIGNING UP FOR THIS TRIP. REGISTRATION IS GOING TO BE TRICKY!

After much discussion, we decided to add one more day to this trip. Two days is just not quite enough when you drive that far. So now we will be staying for 3 nights and paddling 3 days.

We will be paddling in part of the swamp that burned this spring. It will be interesting to observe the recovery.

I first visited the Okefenokee last year and am truly sorry I did not go sooner. My wife and I fell in love with it and will go back at least once a year as long as I can walk or be carried!!

The Okefenokee contains many types of habitat – islands, lakes, cypress forests, scrub-shrub areas and open ‘wet’ prairies. We might see sandhill cranes and bald eagles. In April the swamp should be coming totally alive for the summer. As we paddle through the swamp, keep a lookout for alligators, deer, white ibis, herons, egrets and maybe even a black bear.

We will paddle different sections of the swamp onFriday and Saturday and a black water lake on the way home Sunday.. We will be leaving the boats to explore some islands and have lunch on dry land. We will get off the water early enough Sunday for you to drive home. This is about a 4 1/2 hour drive from Atlanta.

The Eco-Lodge is located in Fargo, GA, just north of the Suwannee River, and is managed by the Stephen C. Foster State Park. The Eco-Lodge is a conference center with a commercial kitchen, meeting room and 10 cottages each in a beautiful, natural, private location. There will be no other guests at the Eco-Lodge besides us! This facility is as nice as anything I have ever stayed at.

There are 4 efficiency cabins that each have one double bed. 4 efficiency cabins that have 2 double beds. (Efficiency means one large room with separate bathroom) Since none of the cabins have twin beds filling each of them is going to get tricky. Hopefully we will have 4 couples that take the 1 bed efficiencies. The two bed efficiencies are suitable for families since they will sleep up to 4 people. I know many of you will be coming alone and will not want to share a bed so we will pair you up with a same sex roommate. Because of the bed situation we could have from 20 to 40 people on this trip. PLEASE BE PATIENT WITH ME AS WE TRY TO ASSIGN BEDS AND MAXIMIZE PARTICIPATION. If you want to join us on the trip and make your own arrangements to stay somewhere else, camping, hotel, etc, that is fine also. You will simply need to purchase a ticket and let me know where you will be staying.

Cost of the trip will be $150 per adult, $75 per child under 16. That fee will cover your park admission if you do not have an annul state permit and it will include a catered meal Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights. You will be responsible for breakfast and lunch. The kitchens make that easy! (This fee does not include your cabin or boat rental)

The 1 bed efficiencies will rent for $325 for all 3 nights. These units sleep 2 people.

The efficiencies with 2 double beds will rent for $420 for three nights. These cabins sleep up to 4 people.

If you are coming by yourself and want to be matched up with a room mate the cost will be $210 for three nights. If you have a preferred room let me know when you register and I will make sure you are paired up.

(If some of you want to share a cabin as a group and don't mind someone sharing your bed, sleeping on the couch or on a folding cot, you can bring the cost down, the cost of the cabin is the same regardless of how many are sleeping in it. If you plan to do this, ONE PERSON needs to pay for the cabin and then let me know who will be staying in it. I do have two folding cots I can bring.)

Tandem (2 person) sit on top kayaks will be available to rent for $95 for the weekend.

Single kayaks (sit inside) kayaks will be available to rent for $75 for the weekend.

IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS, PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE CALL ME BEFORE SIGNING UP.

John Miller, 678-549-4950


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