Goose Creek to Backwater Jacks and Back Paddle

  • April 6, 2013 · 10:15 AM
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Plan is to launch from Goose Creek SP at 10:30am. We we will paddle up the Pamlico River to Haven's Garden (~8miles). Plan to take one short break along the way. After reaching Haven's Garden (~1pm), we will get a bite to eat at Backwater Jacks.

After lunch, you will have a choice. Take the shuttle back to Goose Creek or Paddle back (~8 miles) to Goose Creek. To BWJ's and back will be ~ 16 miles total. 

 Kayaks 13 ft + recommened for both legs of paddle. Should have front and back floatation. Comfort in river winds and current a must.

Contact#s Rufus Jr[masked]

Bring beverages, snacks and other creature comforts as needed.

Paddler's must wear a PFD and have a whistle!!! If you are not willing to wear your PFD, DO NOT SIGN UP Water shoes/boots or sandals recommended.

Water temps are in the 50s. Dress like you may take an unexpected swim. Have extra dry clothes in a dry bag, sealed in a hatch. No Cotton!!! Cotton is a dagerous fabric in water temperatures this low. Please do not put yourself or the group at risk.

During paddling events the weather and water conditions can be unpredictable for safe paddling conditions. All participants take the responsibility for making their own decisions including: whether to participate in a paddling activity, what you may choose to wear, what equipment you use, the routes you may choose to paddle, whether your skill levels and abilities are appropriate for the activity, and whether weather and water conditions are appropriate for your participation.You also take the responsibility for any guest that you may bring as well.Make the BEST decisions for you and your guests personal safety!!!

We want everyone to have a good time, but we mainly want everyone to be SAFE!!!

Please do not sign up for limited-space events unless you are sure you will attend. We keep track of No Shows and Last Minute Cancellations and may remove frequent offenders from limited space events so that others might participate.

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  • Megan p.

    Hi are we meeting at Dinah's Landing or within the main part of the park?

    April 5, 2013

    • Rufus Jr (.

      You can park at Diana's landing and paddle over to where we are camping.if you want to camp bring a tent. We. have a few no shows

      April 5, 2013

    • Megan p.

      I'll probably just meet you guys at the camp site

      April 6, 2013

  • Steve b.

    I was really looking forward to this trip but I hate to have to cancel at the last minute we had a server go down at work and I have to stay around this weekend to get it fixed :-(

    April 5, 2013

  • Gary

    I'm not Rufus but if you are going to do the 16 miles I would bring the looksha.

    April 5, 2013

    • anita k.

      Thanks, Gary. The Looksha doesn't handle well in wind ...flat bottom. I'll bring it at your recommendation.

      April 5, 2013

  • Gary

    We will be at the camp site.

    April 5, 2013

  • anita k.

    Rufus, Which boat do you recommend I bring, the Looksha or the Tsunami?

    April 5, 2013

  • Trish G.

    Really wish I could go, but have to work. We are having an Open House at ECU. Have fun!!!

    April 5, 2013

  • Bruce W.

    Sorry down with Norovirus, have a great trip!

    April 5, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Rufus, would I be able to rent a kayak from you guys again to join? Don't have my own, but would be keen to come with y'all if it's not trouble for you guys to bring an extra with you...

    April 2, 2013

    • rufus w.

      i'll bring one for you, so sign up

      April 2, 2013

  • Rufus Jr (.

    I am planning to do the whole 16 miles.

    April 2, 2013

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