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Kinnick-Feller Park to Puckerbrush Access

Trip Overview

Dropped in at Kinnick-Feller Park access because it was easier to drive to from where we started, DO NOT DROP IN HERE IF YOU'RE FLOATING TOWARDS PUCKERBRUSH. About 1/2 mile from Kinnick-Feller Park is a dam that you have to portage around. The portage is like 1000 ft. total and mostly down a paved road, but it can be avoided by just starting at the Adel Island Park Access (this is where you portage to from the dam). After the unexpected portage we had no issues though. Water was a little slow and we stopped a few times for breaks. The trip took us about 6 hours total including our mini portage fun. Solid float, but if you're not expecting to get out and portage (like I said above) start at the next access point down and save yourself a little extra carrying.
  • Duration: Day Trip
  • Sport/Activity: Kayaking
  • Skill Level: Beginner
  • Water Type: River/Creek (Up to Class II)
  • Number of Portages: 1
  • Portage Description: Short portage (~1000ft or 60 rods) down a paved road
PAY ATTENTION TO THE SIGNS FOR THE DAM!!! There is no way to paddle around it and certainly not through it. You will have to portage around this dam.
Slightly overcast, small amount of rain towards the end of the trip. Roughly 80 degrees with gusts up to 10 mph. Wind slows your progress in the open water areas.

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