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PostPosted: Fri Mar 16, 2018 5:00 pm 
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Yes, it's happening again! In 2018 we held the flot in the Everglades City area because of hurricane damage to Flamingo. We had a wonderful time, but it wasn't Flamingo. I'm pleased to say that dear old Flamingo is up and running again, and awaiting our return. So we'll be back to our old stomping grounds in 2019, at the end of the road in Everglades National Park. Flamingo! Yeah!

It's a DIY sort of a Flotilla -- come on down, do groupy things if you want to, or head off on your own, whatever. There is a meeting each morning for those who want to see what everyone else is up to, and a pancake breakfast (weather permitting) on the first Sunday, but that's the only structure. Aside from that, read, fish, kayak, bird, hike, sail, bike, gab -- whatever floats your boat.

We stay at the Flamingo Campground, which is run this year by a concessionaire. I'm told there is a 10% discount for people over 62, but that National Park Senior passes won't be honored.

To make campground reservations, call
855-708-2207

Or visit the web site
https://flamingoeverglades.com

You're all welcome! If you're at all interested, let me know by private message on this forum, and I'll put you on the back-channel mailing list I'm also trying to get a fairly accurate headcount to ensure pancakes for all, so please let me know if you're planning to attend.

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PostPosted: Mon May 21, 2018 7:25 pm 
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Looking forward to it Ann and good to finally have a chance to talk to you and Tim some (at Tall Pines).
Jeff


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PostPosted: Tue May 22, 2018 11:21 pm 
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See you there, Jeff!

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 05, 2018 10:05 pm 
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Hey. New on this outfit and am really looking forward to seeing ya'll. Gonna, again, be at Chocolowski Island for Christmas and New Years. Will be there at the campground in our restored Airstream. But that's another story. Trying my restored, new skin by the folks in England, out there and then hope to go on down to this event...………..Dennis


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 06, 2018 7:44 am 
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Dennis,

Adding my welcome to the forum...Welcome!
I live just down the road a piece in Sandy Spring and paddle the Chattahoochee at least once a week. If you ever feel like putting in somewhere around here just let me know.

Hope you can make the Flamingo event. I was there last year at it really was a lot of fun. Great crowd of paddlers/sailors/campers/RVrs who are always warm and inviting to newcomers. Hope to see you on the water,

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 06, 2018 8:13 am 
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Hey, Dennis! Welcome! See you in Flamingo!

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 06, 2018 5:46 pm 
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I've updated the original message in this topic with the phone number and website for Flamingo Campground reservations. Come on down, y'all!

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 14, 2018 3:21 pm 
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Hi Ann and All,
I called the number for Flamingo Adventures (855-708-2207) and talked to a staff person. Apparently there is no longer and online map of the campsites and their corresponding numbers. So if you wanted to be near some friends or other group members, you would have to call and reserve by talking to someone -- and know where your friends are staying of course. If you don't, they just assign you a random site.
From what they told me, tents can be put anywhere and cost $18,50/nt or $28.50/nt if you stay in the RV sites.
I'll be in a tent; so for any others like me, apparently the possibilities are the Bay-side site (big field closer to the water with hot shower and toilet building), or Loop A and B. Bay-side is closest to the boat ramp , followed by Loop B and then Loop A. the RV sites are a little further down the road, according to the guy I spoke to.
I should be there from Wednesday thru Wednesday January 23 - 30th.
Looking forward to seeing all.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 15, 2018 9:40 am 
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Thanks so much for the update, Jeff! That's great intel. I'm not sure how it will be this year, but in the past, bayside had been walk-in tenters only. The campground is small enough that even with the group spread out between loop A and the rv loop (loop T), it's hard to hide from each other.

Unless they've renamed things, B loop is father from the boat ramp than A. But since the campground is a mile from the marina ramp, relative distances are moot; you'll be driving in any case. Unless, that is, they've built a ramp on the bayside shoreline, which would be such a smart thing to do... I'll call today the rangers today and get the scoop on that.

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 16, 2018 11:47 am 
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Jeff, I called the Flamingo rangers today (who are working out of a trailer, since Irma blew the roof off the visitor center last year). The campground layout remains the same: the bayside walk-in area is on the water with no ramp; you can hand-launch from the shoreline there, but we usually transport our boats the mile or so to the Marina to avoid low-tide woes at the campground and to avoid carting them across the lumpy grass. A-loop is a little closer to the marina than B or T, but only marginally so. Most of us stay in A or T. If B is open, you'll find it's less breezy, potentially more buggy.

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