Trip OverviewPut In Point 30.698738,-92.894152 At Hwy 26 Bridge is about a 25-30 ft carry to water. . For this trip it is best to have 2 vehicles that can carry your gear - unless you use canoe rental co. to shuttle you. Park a vehicle at each location before you put in. I was amazed to see how many people were there canoeing. There are several canoe rentals on Hwy 26 if you have no gear or want to use shuttle service . The creek is spring fed and at the time we went mainly shallow. Lots of sandbars to relax and get in the water. It is a very peaceful float or paddle. The current moves fairly nice (about like village creek - see review) for a lazy float. Would I do it again? Absolutely. The hardest part of this trip is loading & unloading of gear. I took a 40 lb kayak and a 90 lb fishing kayak. Both maneuvered well in the water. But the load and unload with out help can be very difficult. Pick Up Point @ Carpenters Bridge (30.617696,-92.931922) unloading is more difficult as you have to carry gear approx 75 ft up the bank of the creek (approx 30 uphill) - unless you use canoe rental co. as they have other take out points. Paddling straight through, took approx 3 hours (8 miles). Depending on stops you could go longer.
Safety NotesCareful loading & unloading gear. Use proper lifting techniques and ask for help.
ConditionsLots of downed trees. Most have ways around at time of this writing.
Portage NotesIf the load & unload would be considered portages or if using canoe rental co.
- Trip Dates: 7/6/2019
- Trip Duration: Day Trip, 2-3 Day Trip
- Sport/Activity: Kayaking, Canoeing, Stand Up Paddling
- Skill Level: Beginner, Intermediate
- Water Type: River/Creek (Up to Class II)
- Number of Portages: 2