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Severn River - Kayak Trip / Canoe Trip

Report Type: Day Trip Report
Trip Dates: September 8, 2006
Nearest City: Gloucester, VA
Difficulty: Moderate

Description:

The weather was a very comfortable 75 degrees and sunny. We left John's Point landing around 11AM. The paddle out to School Neck point was relatively flat with about a 3 knot headwind. When we rounded Turtle Neck Point the wave action kicked up to 1/2 to 1 ft seas (we were in 12 ft Perception Sundance rec kayaks-no skirts)waves were a bit gnarly, so we headed for calmer waters by hugging the shore. The tide was still coming in and that was a good thing because the MLW for this area is 1/2 to 1 ft.

We had lunch at Mud Point on the edge of Caucus Bay which is abeam the Big water of Mobjack Bay. Did some beach combing and found a few miocene fossils.

Nature observed: Great Blue Herons, Pelicans, Bald Eagle, Ospreys, Turtles, many shorebirds. Headed back with a major tailwind and some nice rollers!

Accommodations:

There is a grass and gravel parking area. There are no facilities and the launch area is river bank with some oyster shells and muck.

Fees:

no fees. State maintained road and pier.

Directions:

Cross Coleman Bridge in Gloucester, VA (if driving from the South) then Route 17 North to Featherbed Lane(Gas Station at 17 and Featherbed) to Warner Hall Rd to Free School Rd to John's Point Rd. The landing is at the end of the road. Park on the grass.

Resources:

Chesapeake Bay Chartbook for reference.


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