Are you feeling lucky?
On Saturday (Sep. 19, 8:30 am – 11:00 am) the Suwannee River Rendezvous Campground (near Mayo, FL) has a "Spring Hoppin’ Poker Run" while hoppin’ (paddling) from one spring to another on the Suwannee River.
The paddle starts from the Hal Adams Bridge on U.S. 51 and ends at the campground (distance is about 6 miles downstream).
Here is how it goes: You purchase one or more laminated Cards with symbols for every card in a deck. While you paddle, you will draw individual cards from a bag and have your Card punched 7 times at the start, each spring, and the end of the paddle. The best "hands" win prizes at the lodge later in the day. Maybe you'll get a Flush or Full House! Even Three-of-a-Kind could win a prize! The campground charges $10 per laminated Card and proceeds go toward 7 Gables Food Panty in Mayo, FL.
You can make this a day trip or overnight stay.
The campground has RV sites, primitive camping sites, as well as cabins and rooms for rent in a lodge. They rent canoes and kayaks (advance reservations recommend-ed). Campers can enjoy jumping in the cool clear water of "Convict Springs", swimming in heated pool/hot tub, or bowling in their redneck bowling alley! On Saturday they also have pigeon races, chicken poo bingo, and Karaoke & trivia. Dogs are welcome to play in the fenced dog park, swim in spring or river, and even stay with you in a cabin. It's a fun place to stay for a few days. There is a paved bike path that passes by the park, so bring your bicycles too.
A Buddy Rally is for Airstreamers and their family or friends; any type RV welcome.
This rally will be informal, with no scheduled group meals. On Friday and Saturday, we will have Happy Hour 5:00 – 6:00 pm under the pavilion or Host’s Site 133 (social distancing and hand sanitizer is encouraged). Bring your own chair, beverage and snack if desired.
So invite your family and friends to join you, pack up your Airstream or RV, and have a “funtastic” get-away at the Suwannee River Rendezvous, 828 NE Primrose Road Mayo, FL 32066.
Please RSVP or stop by and say Hello
Susan and David Poole (Site 133 near Pavilion)
Have some fun at the Spring Hoppin’ Poker Run on
Sat. Sep. 19!
If you want to stay overnight or rent canoe/kayak, make your reservations early. As of mid- August there were over 50 sites still available. Upper Rendezvous sites are 50 amp with picnic table, fire ring, WiFi, and Satellite Cable TV; back in ($45/night) and pull-thru ($50/night). The original Lower Rendezvous is still available for guests with the smaller RV’s (under 25′).
Call if you want the discount for Passport America, Military, or Seniors Office # 386-294-2510. Or you can make reservations on their website https://www.suwanneeriverrendezvous.com/