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Friday, November 9, 2012- to Monday, November 12, 2012

US Forest Service’s Doe Lake Group Campground


Join the River Rats for a fun paddling weekend and raise funds for a great cause!

Early Registration is only $55 ($65 after October 11, 2012) and the registration covers:

3 days of paddling some of the most beautiful rivers Florida has to offer! Choose from the subtropical, crystal clear waters of Juniper Springs or Alexander Springs; the mysterious, black water Ocklawaha; or the blue water, monkey hang out of the Silver River
Lodging at centrally located US Forest Service’s Doe Lake Group Campground. Set up your own tent near the scenic Doe Lake and amidst old Spanish Oak trees. Includes use of entire facilities (heated bathrooms, hot showers & fully enclosed dining hall with a fireplace)
River maps and descriptions
To prove you’re a river rat, you get a beautifully designed T-shirt
Nightly entertainment and activities
Breakfast and Dinner are NOT included in the price of registration, but are provided for an optional, additional fee.


Background: On July 3rd, 2009, fellow river rat paddler, Belton Dykes, passed away while paddling. Belton was an avid paddler, outdoorsman, retired Physical Therapist, Army veteran, Citadel student-athlete, caver, racketball player, music lover, friend, beloved husband, father, and grandfather. He is greatly missed by many.

To honor his memory, his friends decided to organize a fun paddling event. The proceeds of this fundraiser will go to Team River Runner, which is a non-profit organization that gives disabled and wounded military veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan and their family members an opportunity to find health, healing, and new challenges through whitewater boating and other paddling sports.


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