DESCRIPTION: (Wear appropriate clothing & bring water! Below are some special instructions: what to bring, relative difficulties, interesting features, & carpooling directions.)
Rescue Training Led by Wes Young with the assistance of WTC’s ACA -certified Instructors.
An excellent course in how to self-rescue and also assist in a rescue event while on open water. Turner’s Creek is a protected branch off of the Sassafras River. A short paddle is planned for after the training.
Bring paddle floats, webbing slings and other rescue gear. As always, bring water, sunscreen and lunch..
WHERE: Turner’s Creek County Park
EXACT COORDINATES: 39.357475, -75.982986
NEAREST ADDRESS: 13798 Turner's Creek Rd Kennedyville, MD
General Information: Recreational: Turner’s Creek is a relatively small body of water the exits onto the Sassafras River. On summer weekends the Sassafras River has heavy big boat traffic and numerous confused waves. We typically paddle the lotus fields and then enter the Sassafras River. You can reach the Harmon Plantation Lotus fields during the lotus blooming season. We try to paddle this around high tide.
Difficulty & Must Haves: The Sassafras River is an open body of water and fairly wide at Turner’s Creek, Waves can grow quickly if the winds pick up and the weekend boat traffic generates confused seas. A 12’ or longer boat is necessary. Basic kayak training with some follow on experience is required. We normally paddle about 10 miles. Bring sunscreen, water, lunch, and all required paddle gear.
Nice to Have & Human Interest: A skirt may be desired if the winds and waves pick up. During the lotus season, early August, this is an especially pretty paddle. Osprey, eagle, and heron are plentiful.
Additional Notes & Shuttle Info: Closely adhere to the speed limit driving through the small towns.
No future events at this location
ADMIN FINALIZE: ACTUAL MILEAGE: PARTICIPANT COUNT: 14 VOLUNTEER HOURS: 15 EVENT CANCELLED: No