Nice Paddle, Beautiful Day...A Ton of Birds (bald eagles, blue heron, osprey, ducks...)

by  dcaron
  • Bell's Church Fishing Pier Launch Point

    Bell's Church Fishing Pier Launch Point

A self-supported trip created by dcaron

Trip Overview

We launched at the Bell's Church Fishing Pier, which is a great launch area. There are about 15 parking spots at the lake level, and there is another parking lot just up the hill a little, so plenty of parking. There is a nice sandy area right next to the parking area, so a very easy and comfortable launch.

We paddled East and circumnavigated that portion of Jordan lake (about a 6-mile paddle), poking in and out of the various coves. We saw a ton of birds: numerous bald eagles, blue heron, osprey, etc. There was little wind. Even though it was a weekend, there was not many power boats to deal with; they tended to stay closer to the bridge and the center of the lake.

Trip Details

  • Trip Dates: 6/1/2024
  • Sport/Activity: Kayaking, Canoeing, Stand Up Paddling, Kayak Fishing
  • Skill Level: Beginner, Intermediate
  • Water Type: Flat/Sheltered Water

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