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Big Juniper Creek at the Indian Ford Bridge.

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The launching beach
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 Date: 1/8/2011
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 Miles: 6Photos: 5 
(Red Rock Rd to Indian Ford Rd) On 01-08-2011, My cousin Pam, my brother Don, my new puppy Millie, and I kayaked Big Juniper Creek. The weather was cool (low 50s), but sunny. And even in winter, God's handiwork is incredible. One "strainer" stressed the importance of limbo s~

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 Date: 1/2/2011
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(Juniper Creek) New Years Day paddle (delayed by 24 hours...)

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 Date: 3/20/2010
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(Juniper Creek) Red Rock Road to Indian Ford Road.

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 Date: 1/1/2010
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 Miles: 6.2Photos: 34 
(Big Juniper Creek) New Years Day Paddle: Red Rocks to Indian Ford) 6.2 miles. 47 degrees.Overcast clearing during the paddle to clear skies. High water. Lots of downed trees but water way was clear. Clear coffee stained water. Sand bars and fine gravel

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 Date: 11/19/2009
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(Red Rock Rd to Indian Ford Rd) Launch Red Rock Rd. bridge approximately 6 miles to Indian Ford Rd. bridge. Two portages thanks to IDA.

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 Date: 10/17/2009
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 Miles: 6.1Photos: 20 
(Red Rock Rd to Indian Ford Rd)    Read Unknown's report
 Date: 6/23/2009
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 Miles: 6.2Photos: 9 
(Big Juniper Creek Red Rocks)    Read paddlesolo's report
 Date: 1/3/2009
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 Miles: 4.4Photos: 27 
(Upper Sec CR-191 to Red Rock)    Read gpax's report
 Date: 9/6/2008
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 Miles: 7Photos: 14 
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Unknown on 2/15/2009 10:45am
I've heard this before and I've often wondered.

Does that mean they dont want people PADDLING?

Or does it mean they dont want people CLEARING it out?

You can paddle without any significant impact if you so choose.

Clearing out obstructions, not so much.

But, you can do one without the other.
paddlesolo on 2/14/2009 5:21pm
This is a quote from the official state canoe trail website:

"Important: Please Note that Sweetwater Creek is inaccessible to paddling due to extensive downfall and blockage. At this time, we do not recommend that Sweetwater Creek be used for recreational paddling."

The WFCKC has been very active in maintaining paddling trails, but one member told me that the "powers that be", not sure if it was Game and Wildlife, or Blackwater Forest people, said that they did not want the Sweetwater open for paddling, that they wanted it left in its natural state.

So for those that recall paddling it in better times, enjoy your memories.
Unknown on 2/12/2009 9:46pm
Cool I've always canoed and kayaked the Sweetwater than Juniper. Very nice paddle, some obstructions these days cause Bob's does'nt putin there anymore. Sad
paddlesolo on 9/25/2008 10:36am
It would be worth mentioning that there is a difficult section on this paddle. There is an island and water going to the right is swift with obstructions. On two different paddles, experienced paddlers have tipped and got trapped necessating rescue efforts. The left branch has a logjam but can be used for a pull-over.


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