Vermilion River Paddle

by  863LDP
  • South Street Launch Ramp

    South Street Launch Ramp

  • Water Tower north of ramp

    Water Tower north of ramp

  • Bridge north of launch

    Bridge north of launch

  • Flower bridge in lagoon

    Flower bridge in lagoon

  • Shale Cliffs

    Shale Cliffs

  • seagull


  • Purple flowers

    Purple flowers

  • River view

    River view

  • River edge flowers

    River edge flowers

  • Shale Cliffs

    Shale Cliffs

  • Ducks in search of snacks!

    Ducks in search of snacks!

  • Blue Heron in flight

    Blue Heron in flight

  • Catch ya later

    Catch ya later

A self-supported trip created by 863LDP

Trip Overview

Launched from South Street Launch Ramp on a Monday afternoon. Paid a $3 kayak launch fee at the office then parked at the far south end of the parking lot near the roller launch/dock. Paddled north under the bridge and ducked into one of the lagoons to check out the houses. I turned around and paddled past the launch and further south down the river past more houses, a campground, and shale cliffs. A few zealous ducks paddled up to my kayak in search of snacks! I did not paddle as far as the Route 2 bridge due to time constraints. The river is wide, flat, and lazy with very little current and no rapids. There is some boat traffic to be mindful of but south of the launch is a no-wake zone. This is a great beginner or recreational kayak. Flush toilet restrooms are available at the north end of the parking lot near the office.

Trip Details

  • Trip Dates: 7/31/2023
  • Sport/Activity: Kayaking, Canoeing, Stand Up Paddling, Kayak Fishing
  • Skill Level: Beginner, Intermediate
  • Water Type: Flat/Sheltered Water

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