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Bowie Creek in Mississippi - Weekend Trip Report

by  newsman

A self-supported trip created by newsman

Trip Overview

I put in at the bridge in Seminary on HWY 590 just off of HWY 49. The ground is packed firm there, so I was able to drive my car pretty close to the water and I was able to leave my car there overnight for kayak camping.

It was a solo trip, but with two outfitters dropping people off at the same location, the river stays pretty busy for the first 7 miles of the trip.

I camped about 16 miles downriver on a really nice sand bar a few miles just north of Lux. I covered the 16 miles in about 6.5 hours.

The following morning I launched at 8 and paddled approximately 8 or 9 miles to Peps Point Rd. in 3.5 hours.

I should note that the flow of the river does pick up between Lux and where the two Bouie Rivers meet. There were also about half a dozen spots where trees were down that I had to carefully navigate.


There are a couple of professionally run spots for camping, but I just primitive camped on a sandbar.


Oru Kayak (Sit Inside)




Put In:

From Hattiesburg, drive North up Hwy 49. Take a right on Hwy 590 towards Seminary.

Take Out:
Turn right on to Peps Point Rd. just north of Hattiesburg on HWY 49. Very Well paved ramp just north of the river

Trip Details

  • Trip Duration: 2-3 Day Trip
  • Sport/Activity: Kayaking, Canoeing
  • Skill Level: Intermediate
  • Water Type: River/Creek (Up to Class II)

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