Santee NWR (Cuddo Unit) Beginner Friendly Paddle

Come early and take in all of the wildlife on the way in.  When you enter the gate, follow the best kept gravel road on the planet around to the second canoe launch(4.5 miles).  Try to be at the launch by 9:00am and ready to paddle by 9:15.  Expect to see alligators on this paddle.   Never approach alligators and remember, a fed gator is a dead gator.  We may paddle the canoe trail or we may just wander around in Nelsons Cut and find a beach on the outside to land on and have a snack before heading back.  Rental boats are available for this trip at a cost of $40.  Please contact me(Paul) ASAP if you would like to rent gear for this trip.

This is a Meetup trip and you are responsible for your own gear and safety.  A properly fitted PFD is required to be worn at all times on the water.  Bring water, snacks, sunscreen and whatever you need to be comfortable in the kayak for a few hours.

 

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  • Melisa H.

    The lake was beautiful and the osprey were amazing.

    June 23, 2013

  • Brian K.

    Enjoyable! I liked the waves. I arrived late and was not able to find the whole group just one person by the time I arrived.

    June 22, 2013

  • Elizabeth S.

    So sorry I couldn't join you guys..I had planned on going, but something came up..be safe, have fun, take lots of pics, and watch out for my hubby!

    June 22, 2013

  • Tom P.

    Me too Brad. I got a summer cold from out of nowhere and it just stubbornly persists.

    June 21, 2013

  • Brad D.

    Wish I could, but still under the weather. Sorry

    June 21, 2013

  • Tom P.

    LOL, I thought it was a fallen tree, but that actually looks more like a gator. I heard they love to snatch folks when they are hanging upside down in their kayaks....like taking candy from a baby.

    1 · June 20, 2013

  • Paul S.

    Should I have not included the picture for this Meetup?

    June 20, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    My apologies... didnt rea;ize it was THIS Sat.... have prearranged plans. ENJOY!

    June 19, 2013

  • Crystal M.

    Gonna miss out! :(

    June 19, 2013

    • Paul S.

      Dang it!

      June 19, 2013

    • Crystal M.

      Leaving for Family vacation. I'll catch up with you to get those instructions/techniques so I can practice- I wanna ROLL! Cause that's the way I ROLL! LOL!!! :)

      June 19, 2013

  • Louis D.

    I'll be in a wedding that day...priorities.

    June 19, 2013

  • Tom P.

    Would I be better off in my creek boat or sea kayak?

    June 19, 2013

    • Paul S.

      Sea kayak for sure. We'll be throwing some pre-roll class exercises in for those that are interested.

      June 19, 2013

  • Paul S.

    The map should show the exact location for the entrance now.

    June 19, 2013

  • Cathy B.

    Gotta go to a wedding at 2:00 pm. Don't think I'd be back in time. Maybe next time.

    June 19, 2013

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