DESCRIPTION: (Wear appropriate clothing & bring water! Below are some special instructions: what to bring, relative difficulties, interesting features, & carpooling directions.)
This is one of our American Lotus paddles on Turner’s Creek and on the Sassafras River. Large American lotuses may be in bloom. We usually see lots of bald eagles and ducks. This is a leisurely paddle that is perfect for all experience levels. Longer boats (12 feet or more) are recommended if you want to paddle after lunch on the Sassafras.
We will paddle through the lotuses before lunch, then return to the put-in for lunch at a covered pavilion. After lunch, we will paddle out on the Sassafras river until we get tired.
WHERE: Turner’s Creek County Park
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.
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ADMIN FINALIZE: ACTUAL MILEAGE: PARTICIPANT COUNT: 8 VOLUNTEER HOURS: EVENT CANCELED: No