We first went to Trussum Pond and put in at the boat ramp at the parking lot just past the end of Trap Pond Rd. off Wooten Road. It was a warm day and the water was glass. Of the two ponds Trussum is the smaller, but offered a better feeling of a Bald Cypress swamp.
Canoeing in and out of the Cypress, we saw many geese nesting on the small islands made by the Cypress Knees. Lots of Painted turtles! Big and small sunning themselves and swimming by. We spent over an hour here and saw a few fisherman also.
With plenty of open water we headed south toward the Cypress. We had no map but soon found the canoe trail through the swamp and followed the trail markers back until we came to a deadfall and had to turn back. It was very pretty and we hope to go back again soon to finish the trail.
Trussum Pond - Boat ramp only.
Trussum Pond is west past Trap Pond about a mile.