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Blackwater river is a sandy bottomed, mostly shallow river with tea-colored water. Most of its length is run through state forest, so houses are rare. This trip went from Kennedy Bridge near Hurricane Lake to the Cotton Bridge at Hwy 4 - about 10.4 miles.

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Aerial photo
Enjoying the sun.
The bluffs.
A beautiful fall day
Fall Leaves
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 Date: 8/2/2015
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 Miles: 5
(Blackwater R Kennedy to Peadon) This is a favorite trip for many. Over the past two months we have worked once a week to clear a path at the big log jam. You should have a clear path. Other areas have been improved too.

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 Date: 5/30/2015
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 Miles: 5.5
(Kennedy Bridge to Peadon Bridg) Blockage be ready but great trip.

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 Date: 10/16/2010
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 Miles: 9Photos: 4 
(Bryant Bridge to Deaton Bridge) An unseasonably warm fall day on the river. How much better can it get?

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 Date: 11/29/2009
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 Miles: 8.5
(Bryant Bridge to Deaton Bridge) This report is submitted by Jan Heart and posted by Greg.

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 Date: 11/22/2009
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 Miles: 9.5Photos: 13 
(Bryant Bridge to Deaton Bridge) 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.

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 Date: 8/1/2009
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(Blackwater River)    Read wildman's report
 Date: 11/8/2008
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 Miles: 7.9Photos: 30 
   Read gpax's report
 Date: 10/25/2008
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 Miles: 10.4
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paddlesolo on 11/9/2008 1:17pm
Wonderful pictures of the fall foliage. Yesterday was a wonderful day to be out paddling.


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