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I "discovered" this creek by accident. I missed a turn in my car. When looking for a place to turnaround I pulled into a gravel section off the road that turned out to be the boat launch for this creek. It looked inviting, so I came back the next day with kayaks.
Most of the paddle runs through Tuckahoe State Park. It was Labor Day weekend, and we didn’t hear a soul. So the park simply gives you protected land to paddle through, without the presence of people that may disturb the peace.
At the put in, head back underneath the bridge. After a mile or so you will escape any trace of road noise. There is nothing here but the sounds of nature. The creek narrows and forms a nice canopy. Once you head into the park—say, three miles from the put in—the tidal creek gives way to a nontidal portion with a decent current. Paddling upstream, the current is actually nice. It is much easier to navigate the narrow passages and sharp turns going upstream than it is going downstream.
It is spectacular here. The tree cover, the quiet, the twisting creek, the fallen trees. Park employees apparently clear fallen trees from the creek once or twice a year. If something has fallen and blocks passage (unlikely, but possible) it is worth the effort to get out and get around it.
Touring Kayak Paddles
Reflective Hull Decals