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Memorial Day Camping in Florida!
|Event Location:||Little Talbot Island (near Jacksonville)|
|Date(s) & Time:||Fri, May 23 2003 9:00 am >> N/A|
|Registration Opens:||Mon, Jan 1 2007 12:00 am|
|Registration Cut Off:||Sun, May 18 2003 11:59 pm|
|Event Duration:||per itinerary|
|Difficulty Rating:||D1: Easy|
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|Who's Invited:||Members Only, 21 And Older Only|
|Maximum Group Size:||20|
|Minimum Group Size:||2|
|Number Registered So Far:||20 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)|
|Are Dogs Permitted:||No|
Little Talbot is one of the few remaining undeveloped, barriar islands in Northeast Florida. Over five miles of wide sandy beaches, undisturbed salt marshes and vegetated dunes have been preserved at Little Talbot Island, a sea island unique to this part of the Atlantic coast.
Maritime forests, desert-like dunes, and the salt marshes behind the island allow endless hours of nature study and relaxation. River otters, marsh rabbits, bobcats and a variety of shore birds inhabit the island. Migrating shorebirds are a particular off-season delight at Little Talbot.
The ocean surf provides excellent fishing, as do the tidal streams behind the island. Bluefish, striped bass, redfish, flounder, mullet and sheepshead are common catches on the island. Camping, hiking, picnicking, surfing and swimming are available in the park.
For more information on the park, go to www.dep.state.fl.us/parks/district2/littletalbot/index.asp
We will be at the park as early as 6pm....meet us at your leisure. Keep in mind that the park entrance is closed at dusk (about 7:30pm). We will arrange for parking and advise that as soon as possible.
We will be close to some beautiful beaches, a 30 minute drive to St. Augustine...there is hiking available and we will arrange for kayaking or canoeing during our stay.
Arrival anywhere from 6pm till...
We will have a simple camp dinner available (dogs and burgers)
Saturday morning: We will have a guided kayaking trip reserved for those interested (please advise your interest and pay in advance). This will be a three hour sea kayak adventure. $50 per person. 9:00am to 12:00pm.
Saturday lunch: we will have lunch at the site, then go to the beaches of Little Talbot Island until dinner.
Saturday Dinner: Will be a delicious campfire meal (NOT burgers and dogs!) A trully epicurian delight...
Saturday Night: Campfire, Smores, campsongs, etc.
Sunday Morning: We will leave camp and go into beautiful historic St. Augustine for the day.
Sunday Lunch: We will stay in St. Augustine for lunch
Sunday Dinner: Our (now) Famous Memorial Day Low Country Seafood Boil served with all the fixins (non-seafood eaters, we will have a delicious meal for you too! Just let us know....)
Sunday night: Campfire, Banana Boats, Camp songs, etc.
Monday morning: We will have breakfast, then spend the rest of the morning relaxing at the beach, or hiking, etc....We will cleanup and pack out the site before 1:00pm.
Please note that all events are voluntary, there are hiking trails in the area, ranger programs on Saturday and beautiful tidal creeks where you can fish! You can also arrange to kayak or canoe with the outfitter located across the street from the camp!
|How to Get There:|
|Event Directions:||Ft. George, FL We will meet in the Group camping area of Little Talbot Island. Please be aware that the park closes the gates to cars at dusk (around 7:30pm). We will have parking arranged in the family camping area...and will help you transport your gear to the site. (5 minute walk) We will provide phone numbers for contact prior to the event. located 17 miles northeast of Jacksonville, on S.R. A1A. |
Take I-95 to Hecksher Drive (Milepost Exit 358A - Old Exit 124A) and then travel east for 17 miles.
You can pay in three ways.... |
1) You can pay by cash or check (made out to Atlanta Outdoor Club) at the monthly socials to Phil Tuck or Katherine Martin (Please note a $20 charge for returned checks and a returned check voids the hold on your spot)
2) You can pay by Paypal (www.paypal.com) and direct the payment to firstname.lastname@example.org with a note indicating the event you are attending
3) You can mail a check (made out to Atlanta Outdoor Club) to P.O. Box 468241, Atlanta, GA 31146
(Please note that, if at all possible, we will hold your spot if you let us know how and when you can pay)
Will this event occur rain or shine? Check for updates prior to the event. Event cancellation will be posted, and full refund given in the case of violent weather (only).
Are dogs allowed? Yes...but keep in mind that the pet is not allowed to be left alone unless it is CONFINED.
Owners of pets, required by Florida Law to be vaccinated against rabies, must provide proof of rabies vaccination when registering to camp.
All pets must be confined, leashed, or otherwise under the physical control of a person at all times. Leashes may not exceed six feet in length.
Pets must be well behaved at all times. Pets must be confined in the owner’s camping unit during designated quiet hours. Unconfined pets may not be left unattended for more than 30 minutes and must be leashed.
Pet owners shall pick up after their pets and properly dispose of all pet droppings in trash receptacles.
Pets which are noisy, vicious, dangerous, disturbing or intimidating to other persons, and pets which damage park resources are considered to be nuisances and will not be permitted to remain in the park.
Note: Failure to abide by any of these rules and requirements may result in the camper being asked to board the pet or check out of the campground.
* We encourage all members to follow our Etiquette Guidelines while participating in AOC events.
|Cost Includes:||$75.00 (includes dinner Friday, Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Saturday and Breakfast and Dinner Sunday, and Breakfast Monday.)+ $50 if you want to go sea kayaking on Saturday (10 spots only)|
Other Notes: Please advise of any special food requirements when booking. We will provide for your needs, BUT ONLY IF we are given advance notice. Thanks….
Cancellation/Partial Attendance: Please review the AOC cancellation policy.