Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Dogwood Acres to Jack Frisbee Ramp

I'll Take Chocolate and Gold
Originally uploaded by FreeWine
Greg, a Checotah area reader of my little Oklahoma kayaking blog, has suggested paddling from our river lot near Pierce, Oklahoma downriver to the Jack Frisbee Boat Ramp on Eufaula Lake just off Hwy 150.

It sounds like an excellent trip, well worth repeating if everything works out. There is an excellent boat ramp and paved parking area at the landing site, plus ice, grub, bait and beverages just a couple miles up the road.

The river level on the North Canadian River is still quite high, but that just improves the river access at our lot. The current is also very high, so we will be watching out for debris coming down river. It will be nice to take a one-way paddle with the current for a change!

The water level on the Illinois River still looks excellent with no flooding at all.

All of the rain Oklahoma has been seeing this summer has swollen most rivers to well beyond their banks. The bright side is that the numbers of frogs and wading birds are much larger this year than I have ever seen before.

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