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Old 02-12-2021, 07:03 AM
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I typically stay at Rod and Gun Club on visits but wife wants a little more comfort this time. I have heard access on Lake Placid side is tide dependent heading south to get out. I'm in 22' CC that draws only 2 feet or so. Is it indeed shallow enough that I would need high tide to get in and out? Is it possible to go north and come back under bridge into Barron River? Do not have T-Top on boat.
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I don’t have answers but when did wlast stay at Rod & Gun? The cottages were completely rebuilt after they flooded in a hurricane a couple of years ago, and they are much nicer than they used to be. Still not the Ritz Carlton but I think a better place to stay than it used to be.

The main house still needs work but dinner on the veranda is still awesome.
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we stayed at the rod and gun club over thanksgiving. it was clean but dated. The window a/c was loud!. May want to check out port of the everglades. I will stay there next time I am in the area.
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Originally Posted by tcijoe View Post
we stayed at the rod and gun club over thanksgiving. it was clean but dated. The window a/c was loud!. May want to check out port of the everglades. I will stay there next time I am in the area.
Do you mean Port of the Islands? I have been wanting to check that place out. Any restrictions as far as boat with a T top?
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We recently stayed at the Cypress Cottage. Found it on Airbnb. Brand new house with private dock on Barron River in Everglades City. Power and water for the boat too. 2 bedrooms, 2baths. Lots of room and great views.
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Originally Posted by Smoke n Mirrors View Post
Do you mean Port of the Islands? I have been wanting to check that place out. Any restrictions as far as boat with a T top?
dont know about t-top restrictions.
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no bridges heading to gulf from POI Just a long no wake zone
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Originally Posted by DRAGGINBAITS View Post
I typically stay at Rod and Gun Club on visits but wife wants a little more comfort this time. I have heard access on Lake Placid side is tide dependent heading south to get out. I'm in 22' CC that draws only 2 feet or so. Is it indeed shallow enough that I would need high tide to get in and out? Is it possible to go north and come back under bridge into Barron River? Do not have T-Top on boat.
Not certain River Wilderness is much of an upgrade over R&G but they do have better in room facilities with that O My 70's vibe going on.....their rooms are up so high they've never been flooded and had to refurbish. Regardless, from Placid running south down the ditch to the causeway or Choko will give you some real pucker factor moments at low tide, trim it high and let her fly! The problem is if you meet a boat coming north,the channel is narrow,especially on a negative faller. But,yes you can go north under the bridge on any tide.
Port of Islands ramp is very good,the rooms are ok and the restaurant/bar is good. Even better,talk to POI's agents and they can hook you up with a rental condo closer to the docks. Their floating docks are good and you don't have to climb that damn seawall at low tide.
yep, still got that long idle zone down the Fakaunie but troll some spoons or lipped plugs,you'll be surprised with what you might catch.
Good luck and bring a spare prop and marinetex...

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And bug spray !
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x 2 on the spray never seen a bigger mosquito anywhere in my life
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POI definitely a very limited relaxing atmosphere. Very chill. I’ve stayed at the Rod and Gun club. Absolutely worth the stay. However EC tends to roll up the carpet fairly early.
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We recently stayed at the Cypress Cottage too. Nice place.

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