508 Oak St. Tarpon Springs. A new, modern launch dock with 2 methods of easy launch/ land. Also has water hose and rack for after-paddle flushing. It is about 200 feet from the parking lot to the dock so some of you may want to use a cart. You can paddle upstream on the river with mangroves on the shore and through a wildlife preserve. The Pinellas Bike Trail parallels for a while. Or you can paddle downstream past the sponge docks downtown and out to the gulf. Our group took a side trip up Spring Bayou and saw manatees there. It is a winter spot for them. Stay in the main channel if possible particularly at low tide. There are numerous shallows and dead ends but it is a pretty wide river for this area. We went on the morning on a cool day and didn't have much boat traffic/ wakes. I would imagine it gets crowded at times.