I'd say hook up with the guys (Jamie) at PRKC if you're interested in any instruction and/or boats
You'll have pretty good success finding peeps to paddle with when the season arrives. Not just up in FC but just about anywhere in the state if you post on here. Although.......the majority of boaters on this forum, kayak and raft alike, are badasses and talk a huge amount of S#$t!!!
Here's a good place to go that is more newb friendly........