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Riverside Drive, Shediac, NB

Scoudouc River

Location Overview

Public access to small unpaved ramp and small sandy beach. The ground a bit soft, not suitable for big boats or heavy trailers but great for canoes and kayaks. It is only 40 feet from the road to the water so a short carry if you don’t want to use the ramp at all. Scoudouc river is a tidal river and at low tide you can’t get far. Higher tide gives you access to Scoudouc river to the left or paddle out under the bridge to Shediac Bay, open salt water. Consult the tide table for any paddling here! No parking at the roadside but across the street is a public park on Rue Avard and you can park along the street. No fees. Scoudouc river is sandy and fairly shallow in places. A boat channel is marked for small motorboats. About 3 or 4 km upstream the river narrows and becomes rocky which tells you that’s as far as you can go. In the autumn there’s lots of trees with nice fall colour along the river banks. The first part of the river is lined with houses which thin out to occasional cottages at the end.
  • Launch Point
  • Free Parking
  • Boat Ramp

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