This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Copyright © Stratus-Pikpuk, Inc.Some content, including Reach Name, Class, Coordinates, and Length, comes from American Whitewater with permission. The Suwannee River length is around 246 miles long. We arrived at camp fairly early (about 2 PM), quickly hung the hammock in a nice spot overlooking the Suwannee. I have to admit that I’ve never been on a kayaking trip for that long before. I’m down! Since you're on this site you are probably, into whitewater rafting or kayaking, either way in this general area you'll find lots of paddling places. I know what your thinking … swimming in December? The beautiful scenery of North Carolina and the sparkling of the sunlight on the water make the trip here worthwhile. This river system has. The put-in is not too far from Asheville, please print out a copy of the road map further down the page so you wont get lost. I recently got together with a few other hammock campers to kayak the Suwannee River for 5 days and 4 nights. Just one of many springs you will see along the Suwannee River. On this section you do get some distance, it's good length for a morning trip.
Just a quiet breeze and the clear water to my left and right. all night.. lol. The Gulf Coast has weird weather, what can I say? But when I saw that fat bacon cheeseburger my spirits were lifted and all of the bad thoughts were forgotten. The rain was mild but nice to here the pitter patter of it. The plan was to meet on Thursday December the 8th at Lafayette Blue Springs State Park (LBSSP) and stay at one of the river camps and then shuttle the boats north to Dowling Park ramp on Friday. Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window), Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window), Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window), Click to share on Tumblr (Opens in new window), Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window), Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window). Day 4 would also offer up some of the best scenery yet.
Today’s miles would be 8 miles LBSSP to Peacock Slough River Camp. This stretch of Swannanoa River is 8.6 miles long and is rated by American Whitewater as a class I-II section. Swannanoa River, Main Bridge In Swannanoa to Azalea road mapPrintable road map with the put-in and take-out locations clearly marked. The river was devoid of people. Sure beat the freezing rain we had to camp in last night…. The campgrounds here at Swannanoa River are pretty good. Well played Sir. Whitewater rafting and kayaking spots in North Carolina tend to be more forgiving than the national average, so you'd, better keep in mind that quite a few of the sections in this state are pretty easy. It was in the 60’s today and I was hot, plus I was egged on and told it would make good video footage. Enjoyed the vids too. We’d only be doing just a small amount of these miles, about 37 miles over the course of 4 days, the first day being a zero day. Numerous springs and one huge deep blue spring that I’d be taking a plunge in. It was awesome.
The Blue Ridge Mountains scenery is wonderful. Feelfree Kayaks US for paddlers and anglers who seek comfort, innovation and quality in their kayaks for the ultimate in adventure. Day 5, our last day on the river. You can imagine my disappointment when I got to the order window and saw the ugly sign that said “We don’t sell beer on Sundays”. Jaxx Drinkwater – The Bearded Hiker, participates in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program, by advertising and linking to Amazon.com.
We were on the river by 8 a.m. and again, passed numerous springs. Not much of a current today, but it was very quiet.
Hi Bradley, Kayaking on the French Broad River and testing out my new GoPro Hero 2. WTF? One such dealer is Appomattox River Company in Farmville, Va. This river system has : a few good paddling stretches and the Main Bridge In Swannanoa to Azalea section is one of them. The Suwannee river starts in the Okefenokee Swamp in the town of Fargo, Georgia. We shuttled our vehicles, said our good byes, and headed home. Breakfast was Packit Gourmet’s Savory Italian Polenta with Pork Sausage, accompanied by 2 cups of coffee. The #feelfreefam is made up of customers, team members, partners and an amazing group of dealers.
This is the confluence with the Swannanoa River. We rolled into camp around 3 p.m. Adams Tract was a tough landing, steep stairs right out of the water with no landing, but we made it without a single causality. The Blue Ridge Mountains scenery is wonderful. Glad I did it! Our trip had ended as quickly as it had began. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. On day 3, after having a hearty breakfast of bacon, eggs, and sausage, courtesy of Grapenut and Poof, or was that on day 2? These crazy delicious pork tacos are made in your slow cooker will keep you coming back for more! Actually every river camp we stayed at had hot showers. Nice description of the adventure. Today would take us from Adams Tract to Ivey Memorial Park Ramp, about 8 miles. You eat better than anyone i know in the outdoors. A dense fog was on the river and it was misting heavily, but soon burned off. Your email address will not be published. From here, we would paddle back to LBSSP and stay another night. Required fields are marked *. They have been selling Feelfree Kayaks since 2006! The day’s milage from Peacock Slough River Camp to Adams Tract was 10 miles.
I did feel a sense of loss leaving the Suwannee behind, but I vow to return next year … or sooner! I’m not sure, as the first couple of days I was under the weather with a cold and not much fun, but I was determined to stick it out and I’m glad I did because this trip would easily go down into my top 3 “best adventures” book if I actually kept one. I’m glad you enjoyed the videos and thanks for taking the time to leave me a comment. The added benefit was that they were coming south instead of me driving north to meet up. Around 11 p.m. we spied a small spring and river camp announcing cold beer and burgers. The hostess greeted us, (I can’t remember her name), but she announced hot showers. I recently got together with a few other hammock campers to kayak the Suwannee River for 5 days and 4 nights.
Notify me of follow-up comments by email. a few good paddling stretches and the Main Bridge In Swannanoa to Azalea section is one of them. I took full advantage of these amenities. The river camps pull out all the stops.
This stretch of Swannanoa River is 8.6 miles long and is rated by American Whitewater as a class I-II section. The weather that morning wasn’t that great. You can download the boat ramps and canoe launch sites here, Suwannee River Map. No shortage of good hotels, but you'd better reserve in advance because these hotels fill up quick. The added benefit was that they were coming south instead of me driving north to meet up. Post was not sent - check your email addresses! Enter your email address receive notifications of new posts by email. Feelfree Kayaks, Swannanoa.
On this section you do get some distance, it's good length for a morning trip. Learn how your comment data is processed. I did have to strip clothing off again to retrieve a fishing pole that went into the drink.
Yes! Day 4 we awoke early. So when I was asked to join this motley group of guys/girls I said sign me up. G-Nut, Your email address will not be published. 24 K J’aime. and empties into the Gulf of Mexico on the outskirts of Suwanee, Florida.
Leaving LBSSP, we would pass numerous springs, drift with a mild current and face a slight headwind. Beer and Burgers? So when I was asked to join this motley group of guys/girls I said sign me up. A bit of exercise and just hanging out with mother nature are great attractions for lots of people. Great report brother. Meet Your Dealer - Appomattox River Company. I'm always getting into something and I'm gonna share it with you.
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