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E.G. Simmons Park


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E.G. Simmons Park is located near Ruskin on the eastern shore of Tampa Bay. The 469 acre park and preserve is a popular place to picnic, fish, bird watch or just spend a lazy day sunning and swimming.

Google: Maps Earth  ZIP Code: 33570

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 Date: 12/13/2009
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Ruskin, western shore of Tampa Bay.

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paddlejunkie on 12/17/2009 6:37am
Your right, I've done Cockroach Bay before, it's about 5 miles south of where I was. The day I went there, not a weekend, the power boat traffic at the launch was crazy. The mangroves at E.G. Simmons were much nicer. Didn't see one piece of trash the whole day.
Unknown on 12/16/2009 6:21pm
There is a marked trail through the mangroves of Cockroach Bay.
admin on 12/15/2009 7:44am
Thanks for the trip report. Your goal to paddle the entire coastline of Tampa Bay is admirable. Too bad about the flip but good you were close to shore.
paddlesolo on 12/14/2009 5:08pm
Getting in and out of boats provides a perfect opportunity to flip. Glad you were close to shore and all that was injured was your pride. Life happens!


Location by paddlejunkie, last updated on 12/17/2009.
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