Canoe Outpost Peace River

Canoe Outpost-Peace River's Kids Can Paddle


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Canoe Outpost-Peace River offers different ways for groups of kids to experience the Peace River and the great outdoors. Offered only on weekdays, these experiences can be fun as well as educational and are available year 'round with Spring and Summer being the most popular times.

 

What we offer:


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OUTPOST OUTING:

The Outpost Outing is $7.50 per person and includes use of our picnic area, back field for field games, and dock area for either fishing or swimming. Poke around the on-site wetlands, we can supply Scavenger Hunt sheets which include plant and animal I.D. info. Spend the day in the great outdoors. Bring your own lunch.

 

OUTPOST OUTING w/ HOT DOG ROAST:

Add $5.00 per person, add a Hot Dog Roast to the Outpost Outing. See Hot Dog Paddle to see what Hot Dog Roast includes.

 

OAK HILL OUTING:

The Oak Hill Outing is $10.00 per person. Go for hike in the great outdoors and so some exploring. We bus you to Oak Hill, our exclusive picnic/camping wilderness area. Hike the trails looking for wildlife and identifying native plants. Bring your lunch for a picnic. We supply Scavenger Hunt sheets. One Outpost Staff member can accompany to lead the way if you want or go on an adventure and follow the map on your own. Bring your lunch and eat in the woods (there are tables) when it's time for a break.

 

OAK HILL OUTING w/ HOT DOG ROAST:

Add $5.00 per person, add a Hot Dog Roast to the Oak Hill Outing. See Hot Dog Paddle to see what Hot Dog Roast includes.

 

PEACE PADDLE:
The Peace Paddle is $12.50 per person and is the paddle trip only is from either Brownville (8 miles) or Oak Hill (5 miles) back to Arcadia. You can fossil hunt on this one if you want. Bring your lunch and eat along the way, stop at Oak Hill if on the 8 mile or when you get back to the Outpost.


HOT DOG PADDLE:
The Hot Dog Paddle is $14.50 per person and includes the Oak Hill paddle trip, hot dogs, marshmallows, chips, and lemonade. Paddle from Oak Hill back to Arcadia and enjoy a picnic when you get back. Cook the dogs on a stick or on the grill; just let us know how you want them.

Hot Dog lunch includes 3 hotdogs per person, 2 bags of chips (Doritos or Lays), all the ice cold lemonade or ice water you want and all the marshmallows you can eat. Bring some graham crackers and chocolate and make some S-mores if you want.


 

....For Fun, add some fossil hunting.


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WALK-IN FOSSIL TOUR:
The Walk-in Fossil Tour is $15 per person. We bus you to our exclusive Oak Hill area for up to 3 hours of fossil hunting in the river. You can bring your lunch to Oak Hill or picnic back at the Outpost. We supply the sifters, shovels, baggies, and I.D. Sheets. Each child gets a “Fossil Hunter” certificate.

 

HOT DOG FOSSIL TOUR:

This tour is $20.00 per person. Same as the Walk-in Fossil Tour just add $5.00 per person for the Hot Dog Roast. Hot Dog Roast is back at the Outpost. See Hot Dog Paddle to see what the Hot Dog Roast includes.

 

FOSSIL PADDLE:

For $27.50 per person, combine the Oak Hill paddle downstream, stopping and fossil hunting as you head back to the Outpost. Our Fossil Masters will accompany you and we supply all the equipment including the “Fossil Hunter” certificate when done.

 

Hot Dog Fossil Paddle:

For $29.50 per person, combine the Oak Hill paddle downstream, stopping and fossil hunting as you head back to the Outpost. Enjoy a hot dog roast back at the Outpost (see the Hot Dog Paddle). Our Fossil Masters will accompany you and we supply all the equipment including the “Fossil Hunter” certificate when done.

 

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Paddling, Playing, Swimming, Eating, Fossil Hunting, Laughing,

and Just Plain Fun in the Sun!


              

Kids Can Paddle Fine Print &

General Information:

 

  • Minimum number of canoes is 10.
  • Minimum number of kids is 20.
  • Weekdays only and reservations are required.
  • Once your reservation is made, we will email a more detailed packet with all the necessary forms and information.
  • We're flexible on times, just let us know.
  • All outings and paddles include the use of the dock at the end of the trip so kids can have a blast jumping off the dock and swimming in the river under your supervision.
  • There is also a large grassy field by the picnic area and volleyball net for some more fun.
  • This pricing is only available to youth groups such as County and City Recreation Departments, school groups, church groups, homeschoolers etc.
  • Chaperones as per the following chart are free.
  • Make sure everyone brings snacks and plenty to drink.
  • The Oak Hill Run /5-mile paddle is best for groups with smaller kids, those on a schedule, or those planning on eating after the trip. Oak Hill is also the best choice if the water is low.
  • The Brownville Run /8-mile paddle is for those groups with older kids.
  • Plan on at least two people per canoe and you can put 3-4 kids per canoe if you want.
  • Special youth pricing does not apply to kayaks, solo or tandem.
  • If the water is up, we supply a motorboat escort just in case any problems arise.
  • All PFDs are ski jacket style and we have all sizes. We supply PFDs for the paddles and all fossil tours.
  • All our vehicles are FDOT inspected and all our drivers are FHSMV CDL licensed.
  • We are fully licensed in Desoto County and insured.
  • Canoe Outpost-Peace River has been in business since 1969. We're Florida's oldest outfitter.
  • If you are a qualifying group that can't make the minimum amount of kids or canoes to qualify for the youth pricing, just give us a call, we may have other options and will certainly try to work with you.

All pricing is plus 7.5% sales tax unless sales tax exemption certificate (DR-14) is supplied per FDOR requirements.


Adult Chaperone to Kid Ratios (Hot Dog & Paddles)

Pre-School

1:5

K - 5

1:10

Middle/High School

1:15


Adult Chaperone to Kid Ratios (Fossil Hunts)


Pre-School/Elementary (Grades K-5)

1:5

Middle School (Grades 6-8)

1:10

High School (Grades 9-12)

1:15


For details contact:

Canoe Outpost-Peace River

2816 NW County Rd. 661, Arcadia, FL 34266

800-268-0083   863-494-1215   863-494-4391f

www.canoeoutpost.com/peace

peacepaddler@canoeoutpost.com

Paddle Trips and Fossil Hunting are dependent on water levels and driver availability.

Prices subject to change without notice.

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