What a wonderful time of year to camp. Though the days were a bit warm the evenings were perfect. We had clear weather and a wonderful breeze all weekend.
Saturday morning the staff from Good Time Kayaking met us and we were off to paddle the little Manatee River. We put in at the canoe launch about 1 mile up the road from the park and paddled upriver for about 1 hour. It was a challenging paddle as there are many trees down across the river, but higher water levels from recent rains had the river flowing well and kept us from having to carry the kayaks over any obstacles. The river is beautiful and offered us a good bit of shade. Once we started back down river we realized how fast the river really was moving and we were soon back at the state park canoe launch where we ended our trip. After loading up all the gear we headed back to camp for a hearty lunch and then it was time to take the kids fishing. First we checked out the river down by the scout camping area and there were many scouts there and the fishing did not look promising. So we drove the group back up to the parks canoe launch where everyone was able to get a lot of experience casting but none catching…. I was advised by a ranger there not long after that the fishing is best further down river from the park. Soon it was time for dinner again – amazing how hungry you get when you are camping! Dinner was followed by smores and other treats. Even the dogs were wore out by the end of Saturday! Sunday morning we knew we were in for a hot day right away! She sun started out bright and just built up from there. After breakfast we talked about getting in a hike but all voted to pack up camp before it got too hot and head home. We had a blast with everyone. All the dogs did to! It is so nice to camp with your best furry friends! For more information on Little Manatee River State Park visit: http://www.floridastateparks.org/littlemanateeriver/default.cfm Or to book your next adventure with us visit our website: http://www.notaclueadventures.com/