DESCRIPTION: (Wear appropriate clothing & bring water! Below are some special instructions: what to bring, relative difficulties, interesting features, and carpooling directions.)
When you enter parking area please park on the grass perpendicular to the fence line to allow for more parking. There is a carry of 100 yards to the small sand beach put in. There is no shuttle.
We will paddle across the Bohemia and up Scotchman Creek as far as possible. Then return to the Bohemia for lunch on a sandy beach just down the Bohemia from the put-in. After lunch we will paddle up the Bohemia.
There is no porta-potty at the put-in or where we stop for lunch.
Please respond to Bob Strahorn:
If you are coming (include you cell phone number)
If you need equipment (boat, paddle, pfd)
With any questions
3880 Augustine Herman Hwy
Chesapeake City, MD
Recreational: The Bohemia River is fairly wide open and tidal. Scotchman Creek is across the Bohemia and is a great paddle trip. Manor Creek is just behind the launch area and is a shorter paddle trip. Turn right from the launch area to approach the Chesapeake Bay. We try to paddle here aroung high tide.
Difficulty & Must Haves:
Without wind, this is a very easy paddle and can be as long as the group wants. The 2 creeks are well protected and full of wildlife. Best to have a 12’ or longer kayak, especially if the wind picks up. Basic kayak training is the only requirement to attend this paddle. Need a lunch, sunscreen, water and all required paddling gear.
Nice to Have & Human Interest:
For windy days a spray skirt is great to have on the open Bohemia. Numerous waterfowl, to include eagles are throughout Scotchman Creek.