We had the best time at Chickasabogue Park on the weekend of April 2nd. Only cost $1.00. Perfect for us newbies.
Water was slow moving, good launch area (a bit steep). Very quiet and serene. Several sandy places to pull off, although most were inhabited already.
We saw a snake, from a distance.
Concrete boat ramp, dock, picnic tables, beach swim area, restrooms, covered areas, grills
1.00 entrance fee
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