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Gum Slough

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Gum Slough is a small creek fed by seven small springs located just east of the Withlacochee River in Citrus County. The entrance to the slough is just a short paddle downstream from Turner Fish Camp.

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 Date: 3/20/2010
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 Miles: 6Photos: 7 
6 mile upstream paddle...more difficult when the water level is low. Moderate when the water level is higher.

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 Date: 12/6/2009
Rating: Trip Rating
 Miles: 12.5Photos: 14 
Gum Slough is a small creek fed by seven small springs located just east of the Withlacochee River. The slough is just a short paddle upstream from the Turner Fish Camp.

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 Date: 5/3/2008
Rating: Trip Rating
 Miles: 14Photos: 7 
The launching point for Gum Slough is Turner's Fish Camp on the Withlacoochee South River, near Inverness.

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paddlesolo on 7/16/2012 1:57pm
Enjoyed your report, Anne, and the photos were wonderful.
Unknown on 7/15/2012 5:05pm
A friend of mine recently saw not one, not two, but seven, air boats on Gum Slough. One harassed her. She got the registration and reported it to the FWC. Asked about the possibility of banning air boats on this narrow, clear, twisting waterway, she was told air boaters are well organized and are able to resist efforts to regulate their noisy, wind blowing, animal chasing, plant flattening, craft. Which got me thinking. Paddlers vastly outnumber air boaters. We need a platform, (other than the Green Wave Forum) to show the powers that be we have a voice and should be heard. So, I created this. Protect Gum Slough “Like” it. Or not. Comment, add your opinion Let’s get air boats off Gum Slough.
Unknown on 3/27/2010 8:25pm
Got to Gum Slough today. What a great paddle! Juniper Creek or Rock Springs Run without the crowds. If not for airboats on the WIthlacoochee.......
Unknown on 3/23/2010 9:13pm
This kayaker has to get to Gum Slough one of these days. From your report, flkrkr, now seems to be the time.
ed on 12/9/2009 1:49pm
Here are a few more photos from Bryan's, Anne's and Ed's trip on Gum Slough:

Anne Pics
Ed Pics
Bryan Pics
paddlesolo on 12/6/2009 8:00pm
Enjoyed the report and pictures, and the timely manner in which you posted the report. Some of the Greenwave faithful were actually checking for it.
moonlightdesigns on 7/31/2008 4:09pm
I'm not sure about "lead." Ed, you of all people know about my sense of direction, but I'm willing to go get lost with a bunch of cool folks in the swamp!
admin on 5/14/2008 6:07am
I want to go, I want to go. Moonlight - can you lead a trip on Gum Slough? Maybe early June?
Unknown on 5/10/2008 8:58pm
Thought I'd put in a clickable link for Adventure Outpost. The site, along with the sister site to Green Wave, Central Florida Kayak Trips, were two of my major resources when I began kayaking in 05.
paddlesolo on 5/10/2008 6:26pm
I enjoyed your trip report, and the flower pictures. You have a great photo of the Spider Lily and the Swamp Rose. I led a group of paddlers down Holmes Creek today, and there were more Spider Lilies than I have ever seen. Must be a good year, or just the right time.

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