Kayaking Fort Pickens, Pensacola: TRIP FULL

Come wish summer a sweet goodbye as UREC Adventure Education heads to sunny Florida to the Gulf Islands National Seashore and Fort Pickens. We will split our time exploring the beach, kayaking in the Gulf of Mexico, and learning some history about the now abandoned Fort Pickens. Bring a camera to capture some memories to remember summer by.


  • Location: Pensacola, FL
  • Date: September 27 – 29, 2013
  • Prices: $85 (UREC member) • $100 (Non-member guest)
  • Pre-trip meeting: September 25, 2013

About trip location

Fort Pickens is the largest of four forts built to defend Pensacola Bay, Florida, and its navy yard. The fort was begun in 1829, completed in 1834, and was named in honor of Major General Andrew Pickens of the South Carolina militia. Fort Pickens was one of only four forts in the South that were never occupied by Confederate forces during the Civil War.

Reserve your spot by 12:00 p.m. on September 24 at the Student Recreation Center Operations Desk.

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Trip information

  • Included in the trip fees are travel to and from the site, all group gear, all activity gear, and medically trained staff to provide instruction for all participants.
  • Participants will be placed in tent/cook groups, and will be required to purchase food to accommodate their group for trip. Information on appropriate choices will be discussed at the pre-trip meeting.
  • All trips are designed to be appropriate for beginner to intermediate skill levels.
  • All trips meet at and depart from the Student Recreation Center.