In another post it was noted that recreational kayaking is alive and well. Here is a camp ground/ resort on the Suwannee Riveer in Florida that does its best to further the sport and capitalize on its local resource. Their next event weekend is Sept 23, 2017, Spring to Spring Poker Run. Funds go to help local veterans. They also do a paddle for Autism and a river clean up event. Check it out. They are a family friendly dog friendly resort. I recommend them any time of year.