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Blackwater River Report
(Bryant Bridge to Deaton Bridge)


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Report By:  gpax    Date: 11/22/2009 
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This sand bottom river is a favorite with canoeists and kayakers. State Park with camping, picnic areas, etc. Good put-in from roads. Lots of snow white sandbars, some riverside cliffs. Water varies from tea color to black from tannin staining

My Report:

Thirteen of us paddled on a Sunday trip. The weather was cool and overcast but made for a beautiful day. The fall tree color was close to peak. Current was swift, the river wide with lots of sandbars. We all felt like after 9 miles that we were half done. The trip was scenic and enjoyable. Enjoy the attached photos.

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Location Data:

Difficulty: Easy
Location Type: River
Boat Type: Kayak
Distance (miles): 9
Fees/Costs $: $4 parking


Photos from Bryant Bridge to Deaton Bridge:    (Click image to view full size)

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Group takes a break

Break on a sandbar.

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Scenic river.

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Gabe pulls his mom.
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Blackwater River State Park.

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Anne had a leak in her boat and fixed the leak with a carved wooden peg.

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Special Interests and Comments:

Special InterestsBlackwater River State Park is at the takeout. Take out is at Deaton Bridge. Park charges $4 to park.



Post Date: 11/23/2009

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