Friday, December 22, 2006

New Deep Fork River Boat Ramp


Deep Fork River Boat Ramp
Originally uploaded by FreeWine.
Dianne and I recently took the kayaks out to a spot we visit pretty regularly on Hwy 266. Between Dewar and Grayson they replaced an old metal bridge over the Deep Fork River with a modern concrete eyesore. In the process of doing this they cleared the log jams out of the water and created a large level parking area between the old bridge and the new one. Dianne and i like to paddle this bit of flatwater because it offers easy excercise that is free and close to home.

A few weeks ago the Powers-That-Be decided to add a lovely concrete boat ramp. Now, you can put lots of different types of boats into the Deep Fork here and we can paddle it without even getting our feet muddy! On our most recent trip we saw three different groups of boaters taking advantage of the new river access point.

It was a very gusty day when we paddled this river last, but one of the benefits of paddling crooked rivers like this is that they offer quite a bit of windbreak. Anyone else find any good paddling spots recently?

3 comments:

It's me, T.J. said...

Nope...

I don't seem to get out much.

I'm so glad that you and your family have so much fun.

Just wanted to stop by to let you know that I am praying that you have a Merry Christmas and a Blessed New Year.

later...

Anonymous said...

Happy New Year!

Anonymous said...

Thomas. Thanks for the deep fork bridge info. Me and my boy will use soon when warmer. Been looking forever for a launch point close to Beggs, OK. chaseculvar@hotmail.com