Come join Campus Recreation and Outdoor Adventures with the Canoe and Kayak on the Perdido River on Saturday, July 14. This is as easy float trip with no rapids and will be fun for both beginners and advanced paddlers. The Perdido River demarcates the state line between Alabama and Florida. We will begin our trip at Barrieneau Park and then be taken by a semi-swift current for 4 miles and 2 hours along remote pine and oak wooded areas. We’ll see lots of NO TRESPASSING signs and private hunting camps and small bayous, bogs, and feeder streams that can be navigated for short distances and provide an environment much different from that of the river. We will pack lunch and eat on the river.
Leave Student Recreation Center at 8:00 a.m. Drive one hour to Barrieneau Park, “set sail” around 10 a.m., paddle for about three hours. Leave river at 3:00 p.m. and return to the Recreation Center around 4:00 p.m.
Cost: $20 for students, $22 for family members; $25 for faculty/staff/alums, $27 for family members, $30 for non-USA. Fee includes transportation, canoes, kayaks and accessories; does not include food (we will provide coolers).
How to sign up: Leave a check payable for the full amount payable to “U.S.A.” (sorry, no cash) along with your name and cell phone number at the Front Desk of the Student Recreation Center. Fees are non-refundable 3 days prior to trip unless we can replace you with someone on wait list or the trip is canceled. Checks will not be deposited until completion of trip; if trip is canceled, all fees will be refunded.
Trip limit: maximum of fourteen, minimum of eight.