Paddling Deep Fork Bayou
Today, I enjoyed about an hour of paddling around on Deep Fork Bayou. You can access this portion of the Deep Fork Wildlife Refuge via a small tank farm road right off Highway 75 South just south of Okmulgee, Oklahoma.
Paddling this tiny body of water is like paddling in a pond, but with more shade than most ponds offer. I saw countless turtles, some cranes and a few fish. The water is muddy, but not as red as the Deep Fork River. From Google Earth, Deep Fork Bayou looks comepletely circular, but you cannot paddling all the way around it at the current water level.
It makes a nice place to do some excercise paddling that is close to town for Okmulgee folks. I'll bet it will be lovely when the Fall colors light up the trees.