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Ebeneezer Creek - Kayak Trip / Canoe Trip

Report Type: Day Trip Report
Trip Dates: August 9, 2008
Nearest City: Rincon, GA
Difficulty: Moderate

Description:

Ebenezer Creek is currently very low, which made portions of the first half of the paddle very difficult. We had to exit the canoe multiple times to traverse logjams, fallen trees, and other shallow areas. In one spot, we had to paddle over a 30 foot long mat of aquatic vegetation.

The second half of the trip was much easier, with a deeper, wider channel. The views along the whole trip were quite stunning. Huge bald cypress and water tupelo with impressive buttressed trunks lined creek. We spotted a couple of alligators along the way, but they minded their own business.

The total trip length was approximately 6 miles.

Accommodations:

There are bathrooms at the Long Bridge Road ramp, and a gas station just before the ramp.

Fees:

The Long Bridge Road ramp is free, but the take-out at the end of Ebenezer Road is $5.

Directions:

From Rincon, GA, take HWY 21 north for about 3 miles, then right at the light (there is a Chevron station on the corner) onto Ebenezer Road (HWY 275). Go about 2.25 miles and make a left at the flashing yellow light onto Long Bridge Road (Hwy 307) and travel 1 mile. The boat ramp is on the left just before the bridge.

The take out at the mouth of the creek on the Savannah River is on the left at the end of Ebenzer road, approximately 3 miles past the turn for Long Bridge Road.

Resources:

A previous report on this creek was very helpful.
Also, used DeLorme Georgia Gazeteer and Google Earth to plan the trip. I took a GPS, but getting a signal was difficult due to the dense canopy along many stretches of the creek.


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