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  1. SBSkip

    Swamp Base

    It is humbling to paddle with alligators! It is warming up here and they are starting to move around, I hope you guys see a few. The main thing is to not entice them with food, and if we are fishing we don't run stringers (a string through the gills that keep fish alive in the water). It probably won't do much to reassure your former SM, but the gators are not aggressive at all. We have many sightings, but we have zero encounters...big difference! Thank you for having me!
  2. SBSkip

    Swamp Base

    Hey Mark! This is Skip Andaya, the Program Director for Swamp Base. I hope all is well! I believe we have spoken recently, and we are looking forward to having your Troop for a visit soon! I thought I might use this as an opportunity to speak about our Weekend Trips. Primitive camping is free, and tents work best. There are a few trees for hammock campers, but they are inaccessible. A bathroom facility is available, but there is no potable water on site. The Houseboats are an amazing experience! We use an outside provider, and he has 5 houseboats that can be linked together, depending on your group size. The cost is $130 per person, and that is the main deterrent. The cost includes the gear rental. We have revised our paddle routes, and will be updating the website soon. All Weekend Trip routes are out and back, starting and ending at the campsite. We have 3, 6, 8, and 11 mile trails. I hope this helps!