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If the river is normal to low, you'll have to use the portage to cross the large natural fall line. The signs are clearly marked. You will then pass through Pony Pasture where you will almost certainly paddle by people playing and swimming around the rocks. The water can get a bit swift here and the rocks are sometimes inches under your boat. It's the only way through, so watch out. There is a natural beach toward the end of the park if you need to pull off the river and eat lunch.
For a while, the river opens back up and becomes calm. You will pass a golf course and country club on river right as you come up to the Powhite Prkwy bridge. The water may be calm or moving fairly fast here; all depending on the water level. It is generally easier to stay left, but there is no telling how the river has washed up debris. The water remains swift until after you paddle under the train bridge.
From here on stay right. Another ¼ mile down is the take out point for Reddy Creek. You will cross under one more bridge then you have to keep your eyes open for a white sign nailed to a tree; take the fork right and paddle through some small “puddles” untill you see a building on the right. Take the trial up and cross the RR tracks to get to the parking lot.
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