Ferris Waller, the new owners of the Nobleton Canoe Outpost owns Riverside RV Park nestled inside of the Withlacoochee State Forest on the Bushnell side as well as Nobleton Outpost on the Nobleton side of the Withlacoochee River. Canoe rentals are available on both sides and getting more people interested in recreation on the river is Ferris' number one interest.
Located on the Withlacoochee River about 12 miles northeast of Brooksville, the Nobleton Canoe Outpost is an enchanted spot in the forest and right on the river.
Nobleton has been in existence as a canoe rental haven for 21 years.
Nobleton Canoe Outpost was first opened by Bob Meers in 1990. The next owners were Corinne Berry and Marsha Warner, each of whom had involvement in other professional concerns and finally decided it was time to sell to Ferris Waller who was a good neighbor and friend and already in the canoe rental business.
To their mutual pleasure Nobleton Outpost traded hands and is now the domain of Ferris Waller who has continued upgrading and improving upon the restaurant, infrastructure, landscape and canoe / kayak launch etc.
"We want our customers to be happy, so continuing Corinne and Marsha's work of improving everything," Waller said.
People who come to the outpost can rent a canoe or kayak. One of the outpost employees drives customers to one of the campgrounds in the Withlacoochee State Forest. Customers then paddle down the river back to the outpost. Depending on which campground customers choose, trips can range from 5 to 16 miles. Paddlers also have the option of beginning their trip at the outpost.
The outpost currently has 120 canoes and 15 kayaks. Waller wants to add to the inventory by purchasing more kayaks.
The Outpost sports a Pub / Restaurant and menu which includes a delicious variety of appetizers, sandwiches and more.
The outpost rents a furnished bungalow for people looking for a longer vacation. The bungalow sleeps four and includes two bathrooms and a kitchenette.
The atmosphere is out of the way and peaceful, surrounded by nature and is off the beaten path - precisely the relaxed country setting anyone wanting to get far away from civilisation could desire, without having to drive to the ends of the earth to get there.
"The outpost offers a unique experience for paddlers because it is so quiet, and there's a lot less boat traffic on the Withlacoochee River than there is on the Weeki Wachee," Says Waller. "I want my customers to enjoy the wilderness and the wildlife. I hope a lot of people will come out to the outpost and love it here as much as I do. To me, this is heaven."
Within an hours drive from Tampa, Orlando and Ocala
We cater to both families and adults.
We are pet friendly (dogs must have leashes).
Lodging on site.
Clean bathrooms and all the amenities in the bungalow.
We take all major credit cards.
Plenty of wildlife: egrets, alligators, bullfrogs, many varieties of turtles, tortoises, deer, raccoons, song birds, falcons, monarch butterflies and more. This is a secluded rural spot on the fourth largest river in Florida and there is MUCH wildlife here.