Special Events
From time to time, the Canoe Outpost will hold or participate in or support a special event involving paddling. When we do, we will make the information available to you through this page. So check back to see what’s going on in paddling and if you have an event you would like to see posted, or if you are a member of a band and would like to play at one of our events, please contact us through email or call (813) 634-2228.

Past Events - 2010, 2011, and 2012 Little Manatee River Jams

Upcoming Events

Saturday, July 12th Moonlight Paddle
Saturday, July 19th The Bloody Jug Band Concert

 

Saturday, July 12th - Moonlight Paddle

 
Boat Type
For the first time the Canoe Outpost is selling boats for this trip online! To make your reservation for this unique trip, select the type of boat you would like from the dropdown menu to the side. Only select the 'personal boats' option if you own your own boat and will be making the paddle in that boat. If you have any comments (such as your preference for Sit-In or Sit-On-Top double or single kayak, or any food requirements) please let us know in the 'instructions for the seller' section. Thank you for paddling with us!

Cabins, RV Rentals, RV and tent campsites are still available! Come for the moonlight paddle, stay for the weekend! Click for more information on camping.Saturday, July 19th - Bloody Jug Band Concert!The whole gang from the Bloody Jugs will be taking over the Canoe Outpost! Come see this 8 piece band which is as fun to watch as they are to listen to. Check out some of their music and videos at http://www.bloodyjugband.com/index.html . The Canoe Outpost will be serving $2 canned beers, $3 craft bottled beers, wine & soft drinks. Great food will be available too, so come hungry and thirsty and help support our efforts to bring fun music events to the outpost for your enjoyment.  The Bloody Jugs are a big band traveling from Orlando just to do this show, so there is a $5 cover charge to help cover the costs. You can pre-buy tickets by calling the Canoe Outpost at 813-634-2228, or through PayPal below. Your lawn chairs are welcome and we will have limited picnic table seating also. The show starts at 8:00 and goes until the jug runs dry. Concessions start at 7:30. Please, no coolers or outside food or drink is allowed in the concert area.

What are you waiting for? Get your tickets online now! Tickets are 2-for-1 online!

Tickets purchased online will be available for pick-up on the day of the show, at the will call booth at the entrance to the concert event. Please bring your PayPal email receipt on paper or your smart phone to claim your tickets. Tickets for this concert are $5 but as a special online promotion, they are buy 1 get 1 free! So if you want 2 tickets for 2 people to get in the show, you only have to enter a quantity of 1and pay just $5 plus tax during this promotion. Have 20 people so you need 20 tickets, you guessed it, buy 10 $5 tickets on line.  This promotion has limited quantities available and may end at any time. Tickets are non-refundable and the event goes on rain or shine. Tickets will be $5 on the day of the show and available only at the door. If you are purchasing tickets for someone else, and will not be present to show your PayPal receipt in person, please include their name in the comments section of the PayPal checkout screen! Call us at 813-634-2228 for more information.

Camping & LodgingClick to download a pdf in higher resolution.
Camping at the Canoe Outpost is a great way to enjoy the event and the river. Rent a canoe or kayak and go paddling, tube, swim, fish or just hang out and relax, maybe play a little music. We have a public bath house, water and electric at all reserved sites and an RV dump station for use after the event. We sell firewood and ice, snacks and drinks, all at good prices too. For you larger needs, chain stores and restaurants are just 3 miles away. So come for the event or stay the weekend, you're sure to have a good time.
Reservations are strongly recommended as we are a small facility and we expect to fill up fast. If any sites of any type remain after the Thursday before the event , they will be allocated on a first come, first served basis. So look over the event map, the site descriptions and lodging options and call the outpost for a reservation today. All camping and lodging must be prepaid at time of reservation and is subject to our normal 14 day cancellation policy. The event will go on rain or shine.
Call 813-634-2228 for reservations for any camping or lodging.
Primitive tent camping is $20 per tent. Spots are allocated on a first come first serve basis – no specific spots are reserved so as to allocate space more efficiently. You may drive in to drop off gear near your camp area but you will have to park in the parking lot - limited picnic tables available - SMALL ground fires are allowed unless you are camping on a lawn area - public restrooms for showers/bath/water. Be sure to call for reservations so we do not get overloaded.
Electric and water sites vary in size and shape, with some suitable for RV's and others more suited for tents. Tent camping is $20 per night per site (1 tent per site) and RV camping is $24 per night per site. There is a 2 night minimum (Fri & Sat or Sat &Sun). Please see the site descriptions below and then call to check availability and for a reservation.
All the reservable sites below will have a picnic table, a fire ring with flip over grill grate ( or if no fire ring is on site, small ground fires will be permitted ), 20 or 30 amp electric, access to our restrooms and showers, dedicated water for RV's or water on site, and parking for 1 vehicle either on site or close by on property.
Site 1A, 1B, 2A, 2B: RV or tent site. 37' long x 21' wide. 20 or 30 amp electric.
Site 3A, 3B: Tent site. 30' long x 23' wide. 20 or 30 amp electric.
Site 4A, 4B: Tent site. 30' long x 26' wide. 20 or 30 amp electric.
Site 5A: Tent site. 44' long x 17' wide. 20 amp electric only. *Shares/provides water & electric to site 5B.
Site 5B: Tent site. 34' long x 17' wide. 20 amp electric only. *Shares water & electric with site 5A.
Site 6: RV or tent. 45'long x 21' wide. 20 or 30 amp electric.
Site 7: RV or tent. 45'long x 21' wide. 20 or 30 amp electric.
Site 8: Tent site. 30' long x 25' wide. 20 amp electric.
In addition to these regular sites, we have created some unusual and reservable sites to try to accommodate extra people. If you have attended the event before, you know we will try to get folks in as best we can since we hate to turn people away. If we could put tents in trees, we would. Call if you have specific questions about these unorthodox sites. The features of these sites are listed below individually.
Carport sites: Located in a 25’ long x 36’ wide carport with a high metal roof. It is sectioned into 3 stall with posts between each stall. It has a 12’ height clearance in the middle of each stall but entry to the stall is restricted to about 9’ high by a cross beam at the entrance. Due to this, most hard sided trailers and RV’s will not fit but pop up campers and tents will do fine. It has a cypress mulch ground cover. There are 2 20amp electrical circuits that may be shared between the 3 stalls. Parking for 1 vehicle is allowed on the property but not right at the site.
Carport #1: 25’ long x 12’ wide, shared 20 amp electric, no direct water hook-up, picnic table, small ground fires allowed in area to the left side of the space, parking for 1 vehicle on property but not at site
Carport #2: 25’ long x 11’ wide, shared 20 amp electric, no direct water hook-up, picnic table, small ground fires allowed in area in front of the stall, parking for 1 vehicle on property but not at site
Carport #3: 25’ long x 10.5’ wide, shared 20 amp electric, no direct water hook-up, picnic table, small ground fires allowed in area to the right of the stall, parking for 1 vehicle on property but not at site
RV Overflow #1: This space was created for folks who had friends staying in one of our rental RV’s but had a small trailer or pop-up that wanted to join the gang. You park at the end of the rental RV’s to form a u shape around the courtyard between the rental RV’s. 20 amp electric and water is available. Usually this site shares picnic tables and campfire with their friends staying in the rental RV’s. We only rent this site if OK’d by the folks renting our Rv’s.
RV Overflow #2: This space is in our main parking lot in the middle of the canoe rental operation. It is intended for folks who have an RV or trailer and just need a parking spot and 30 amp electric hook ups. No water or table is provided. No ground fires allowed.
RV Overflow #3: This space is on the lawn by my garage. It overlooks the river and has some tree shade. You can pull 20 amp electric from my garage via your RV cord but you may need a 12 gauge extension cord. There is a fire pit which you will share with tent campers close by. No water or table. Moving into or out of this site (depending on how you position your RV front) will require you to have good backing skills. Checking in or out should be done early as access will be difficult to impossible at congested times.
Lodging:
Deluxe 1 BR cabin rental: Sleeps up to 6. Central A/C, cable TV, stereo, full kitchen & bath, gas grill. On stilts overlooking the river. Fully furnished including linens. $180.00 plus taxes for 2 nights, double occupancy.$5 per extra adult per night. Specials which include paddle trips are available.
Deluxe 2 BR cabin rental: Sleeps up to 10. A/C units, TV, stereo, full kitchen & 2 bath rooms, gas grill. Screened porch overlooking the woods and wetlands. Fully furnished including linens. $258.00 plus taxes for 2 nights, quad occupancy.$5 per extra adult per night. Specials which include paddle trips are available.
RV Rental #1: 32' A class motor home. Sleeps up to 4. $90 plus taxes for 2 nights, double occupancy. Extra persons are $5 per night per extra person. Includes use of an outdoor gas grill, fire ring, and picnic table. Each unit has A/C, TV, stereo and is fully furnished. RV’s are not hooked directly to our sewer system and have limited holding capacity. We ask that whenever possible, you use our bath house facilities.
RV Rental #2: 28' travel trailer. Sleeps up to 6. $90 plus taxes for 2 nights, double occupancy. Extra persons are $5 per night per extra person. Includes use of an outdoor gas grill, fire ring, and picnic table. Each unit has A/C, TV, stereo and is fully furnished. RV’s are not hooked directly to our sewer system and have limited holding capacity. We ask that whenever possible, you use our bath house facilities.
Please visit the camping & lodging page for complete descriptions of our lodging.
EVENT GUIDLINES
Responsible pet owners are welcome to bring their friendly pets on a leash to the event and to their camping sites. Please be sure to clean up after your pet. We offer pet clean up bags at 2 locations.
To support the event, no personal coolers or outside food or drink will be allowed in the concert area during the show.
Lawn chairs are encouraged as picnic table seating will be limited. Canopies are not allowed as we are trying to make room for everyone.
We want everyone to relax and have a great time. To help ensure that for everyone, we reserve the right to evict anyone (including pets and their owners) who is a threat to the safety and enjoyment of the event and others without a refund of any fees paid.

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