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Cooper's Bayou Park Launch Site - Clearwater, FL
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member debbado
N 27° 58.385 W 082° 41.830
17R E 333075 N 3095380
Quick Description: This launch site in Clearwater
Location: Florida, United States
Date Posted: 9/20/2009 7:51:18 AM
Waymark Code: WM78NT
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member nfa
Views: 5

Long Description:
Information taken from (visit link)
The City of Clearwater developed this park for passive recreation along the waterfront, with few amenities but many scenic views. Launching is available on the hard mud surfaces along the waterfront where there are breaks in the mangroves, in the north and south portions of the park. The sides of the bank are steep towards the north. Launching from the park puts you right in the middle of Cooper’s Bayou. This area is a tidally influenced body of water that is lined with mangroves and rich in biodiversity. A number of fish inhabit the waters here and shorebirds thrive along the water’s edge. Egrets, hawks and stingrays have all been known to frequent the area. From here, paddle north along the coastline for easy access to downtown Safety Harbor and Upper Tampa Bay. Along the waterfront are vast expanses of seagrasses, so keep an eye out for manatees and dolphins in this area. South of this bayou is the Courtney Campbell Causeway. Paddle under the causeway and follow the shoreline to the west and south to access Allen’s Creek. Parking is available during daylight hours only. City of Clearwater Parks Department Telephone: (727) 562-4800.
Parking/put-in/launching information:
Launching is available on the hard mud surfaces along the waterfront where there are breaks in the mangroves, in the north and south portions of the park. The sides of the bank are steep towards the north. A small parking lot is within feet of the put-in area.


Paddling conditions to be expected:
Cross Bayou


Difficulty of the trip:
easy to moderate


Length of trip: Can be as long or short as you want.

Portages:
none


Permits required:
You need a salt water fishing license if you choose to fish.


Type of trip:
looping


Other information:
There's a lot of wildlife to see here including manatees, dolphins, birds, and more.


Take-out Coordinates: Not Listed

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