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St Marys River Report
(Scotts landing to Kings Ferry)


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Report By:  Unknown    Date: 3/12/2016 
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Total distance: 16 miles Total Time - 5h:51m Total moving time - 4h:12m

My Report:

The day started off with a light fog on the river and calm waters, that would change about half way through the day when the tide changed and boat traffic picked up. The 1st half of the day was serene and calm but as the day wore on I noticed more and more fishing boats on the river and a few jet skies. For the most part they were courteous when passing and slowed down so as not to swamp me. This part of the river is fairly wide but tidal. I missed my start time by almost an hour so I wound up fighting an incoming tide and head wind half way through the day. The farthest I had ever paddled up to this point was 5 miles so this was a real test of my endurance. I had my doubts at points if I was up to the challenge but persevered never the less. There are not many branches on this point of the river so it's almost impossible to get lost and if you catch the tide right it would be a much more enjoyable day trip. I saw plenty of egrets, herons, hawks and fish jumping and overall it was a beautiful trip. If I had to do it over again I would do it on a week day when boat traffic is lighter and time my start a little better to take advantage of the tide. There were a few sand bars to stop at and I understand there are campsites along the way.

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Location Data:

Difficulty: Moderate
Location Type: River
Boat Type: Kayak
Distance (miles): 16
Fees/Costs $: 0


Photos from Scotts landing to Kings Ferry:    (Click image to view full size)

Leaving Scotts Landi No Comm
Leaving Scotts Landi
Flood line? No Comm
Flood line?
River No Comm
River
Lunch Stop No Comm
Lunch Stop


Post Date: 3/19/2016

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