Kayak Club Outing - Saturday, January 12 9am Ft. Desoto Park

Our next excursion will be Saturday morning, January 12, at Ft. Desoto Park and is appropriate for all skill levels. Kayak rentals are available. We’ll paddle around Mullet Key in calm waters and see lots of wildllfe. Please arrive by 8:45am. We’ll meet at Ft Desoto’s kayak rental shop, and will launch our excursion from there at 9:00am. We plan to be back by 11am. 


The weather forecast at this point is: Sunny, 10% chance of rain, high temp of 75F with mild winds. Low tide will be around 9:45am, rising to high tide by 4:45pm. Sunrise is 7:21am, and a waxing quarter moon rises around 11:00am. There are lots of other activities at Ft. Desoto:  have a picnic, visit the fort, see Egmont Key, do some biking or swimming, etc. Ft. Desoto Park charges a $5 parking fee on entry. Turn right on Anderson Drive and go 2 miles to the kayak rental site, at which we’ll launch.



  • life jacket, if you bring your own kayak (provided with rentals), water shoes
  • water, gatorade, snack, sun protection (hat, sun glasses, sun screen), towel and dry clothes
  • optional:  whistle, dry bag (for cell phones, cameras, keys, wallet, etc), binoculars
  • 75 cents in quarters for 1st park entrance (automated machine only)
  • $5 at last entrance for parking fee for the day

Rentals Check out Top Water Kayak Outpost if you’re renting. This is where we’ll meet, put in, and end.





Please contact Paul Burnore at plburnore@gmail.com if you’d like to join us.

Contact: Paul Burnore
Posted on January 4, 2019, at 8:20am