EVENT

WHEN:
DATE: 07/20/2024
TIME: 9:30am-3:30pm (prompt start, estimated end)


DESCRIPTION: (Wear appropriate clothing & bring water!  Below are some special instructions: what to bring, relative difficulties, interesting features, and carpooling directions.)

Please email the leader (Rob McCue, e-rab101@comcast.net) to attend with any equipment needs and include your cell number.

We will meet at the launch area (39.357475, -75.982986) at 9:30 AM and launch by 10 AM. There is a porta-potty at the launch area and a rest room in the basement of the nearby building. There is no shuttle.

For this trip we will choose from several options based on the preferences of the participants and the weather/water conditions. One option is to paddle west (downriver) toward the main part of Chesapeake Bay to Lloyds Creek, which has a large lagoon with a beach suitable for lunch and a swim. The total round-trip distance is about 9 miles. Another option is to paddle east (upriver) to Shallcross Neck, where there is a large beach perfect for lunch and a refreshing swim. The total round-trip distance for this is about 7 miles. If conditions require, other options may be considered.

Be sure to bring lunch, plenty to drink, a hat, sunglasses, and sunscreen. A boat 12 feet or longer is required, and a spray skirt may be necessary if conditions are breezy or boat traffic is heavy on the river.

LOCATION

WHERE:
Turner’s Creek County Park

NEAREST ADDRESS:
13798 Turner's Creek Rd
Kennedyville,  MD 21645

EXACT COORDINATES:
39.357475, -75.982986

ONLINE DIRECTIONS:
Google Mapping

PARKING FEE:
No

RESTROOM AVAILABLE:
Yes

WEB PAGE
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WRITTEN DIRECTIONS:


LOCATION NOTES:

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.

OTHER

FUTURE HERE:
Turners Creek MD - 07/20/2024 - 9:30am-3:30pm
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