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Weekday Paddle Series - Kayak Twin Creek from Rt 123 to Martz-Paulin Road

  • Jun 10, 2014 · 6:30 PM
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This is a beautiful creek that can only be paddled at certain times of the year. In the summer months, it is too shallow to navigate.


We will paddle 4.4 miles from Route 123 [TC 5.4] bridge near Germantown, Ohio to the take out at Carmody Park (Martz-Paulin Road) (Warren County Park District) [TC 1.0]  at Carlisle, Ohio. There is not a livery for boat rental or a shuttle. You will need to own your own boat and be willing to shuttle with other kayakers on this meet up.

We will meet Route 123 [TC 5.4] bridge near Germantown, Ohio and prepare our boats for launch.  Plan to arrive 15-20 minutes before. If you are running late, please call. I will provide my cell number once RSVP's close.

• Start 
We will push off from the shoreline at 7 PM

• Finish 
We should be out of the water 8:30 PM

• Duration 
Expect to spend about 1.5 hours on the water

• Pace 
We will take a leisurely paddle giving plenty of time for camera opportunities

• Distance 
This paddle is 4.4 miles + or -

• Difficulty 
This paddle is suitable for paddlers with moving water experience.  You must be 18 years of age or older and sign the liability waiver.  Its not a hard paddle, however their are obstacles to maneuver.

• What You See 
Old railroad bridges, beautiful forests, wildlife, more

• Restrooms 
None except at the boat take out area

• Food
Bring water and snacks.  We may have dinner locally after the paddle for those interested.

A boat that tracks well would be ideal, but not necessary.  There are some spots that you will need to get out of the boat and pull over the shallow spots.  A bit flatter or non-ridged hull is better.

• What to Bring 
PFD and all your summer-weather stuff...sun hat / water / sun screen / bug spray, lights, dry clothes, dry shoes, and safety equipment. Food and water. Bring a towel as to respect the vehicle owner in which you share a shuttle.

PLEASE NOTE: This is the first time I have attempted to paddle this waterway this year and as such, there may be strainers, and obstacles that may require portage. With that said, if you are an adventurous type, have moving water kayak experience, and would like to visit this rarely paddled gem, read on...


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I will ask that you sign ACCIDENT WAIVER AND RELEASE OF LIABILITY when you arrive for this event or you can update your profile to indicate your acceptance of the risk.  I love you guys, but I love my family more. Additionally, I will ask that you provide emergency contact information that will be destroyed after the paddle.


This paddle will be cancelled in the event of inclement weather or unsuitable river conditions.


No guests on the sign up.  Just ask your friends to sign up on Meet Up and RSVP to the paddle.  In this, we ensure everyone has accepted the liability waiver.  this protects everyone on the event. 

Prices a one day rental is $35.00 and $28.00 for rewards members.
A three day rental is $70.00 and for rewards members it is $56.00

25 E. Linden Ave.
Miamisburg, OH 45342 
Phone: (937)[masked]

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  • Kenny

    River Condition Report: Discharge was at 130 cubic feet per second, and gauge height was 1.95 feet. The creek could had been a foot to foot and a half higher for a better float. I would consider this height to be considered low but runnable.

    June 20, 2014

  • Kenny

    Beautiful creek to paddle. Only had to portage once due to a strainer.

    June 11, 2014

  • Sylvia G.

    Yeah we got wet, but we did not get hit by lighting or anything. Sometimes you just have to go for it. Did not start raining till about half way. Had a fun time on this beautiful river. Way better than sitting at home and watching the rain come down. Water level could have been higher in places, but we got through.

    1 · June 11, 2014

  • Joy

    Awesome time tonight! Thanks Sylvia for organizing it.

    1 · June 10, 2014

  • Jenny

    Ok, I'm out. Just found out that someone borrowed my tiedowns this morning :(

    June 10, 2014

  • Kenny

    I'll be there

    June 10, 2014

  • Jon M.

    Sounds a little too iffy for me to make the drive up, see y'all next time!

    June 10, 2014

  • Jenny

    I'm in too

    June 10, 2014

  • Joy

    I'm in

    June 10, 2014

  • Ruth

    I'm out. :)

    June 10, 2014

  • Sylvia G.

    I am going to go. We can still change our minds before launching

    June 10, 2014

  • Joan Tuttle S.

    The weather just is too ifffy looks like storms, sorry to miss!! Was looking forward, but....

    June 10, 2014

  • Jesse M.

    Weather maps show the next round of heavy storms should be hitting in about 2 hours so I'm out as well for tonight.

    June 10, 2014

  • Joel

    I'm gonna have to bale on this one. The weather looks better for Thursday nights paddle, looking forward to meeting everyone.

    June 10, 2014

  • Suzanne

    Risk of storms too great for this evening. I am out.

    June 10, 2014

  • Bill W.

    I'm going to cancel tonight....sorry Katz....we'll see ya next week!

    June 10, 2014

  • Sylvia G.

    Looks like thunderstorms predicted for tomorrow night. We will have to see how the weather shapes up. We will not go out if there is danger of lighting.
    My cell phone is 620-6412. Will make a final decision around 5pm of whether to cancel. I will also post on meetup.

    June 9, 2014

  • Sylvia G.

    There is no obvious parking at the launch site, There is a gravel area on the south side of 123 across from Echart rd where you can pull in and unload. It is only big enough for maybe one or two vehicles. I will be there with my big red truck. I will direct people to another parking area after they unload. You do have to portage a little way down to the river, maybe 100 yards, but if everyone pitches in, it should be no problem. River looked good today when I went to check it out. Hope it does not rain.

    June 9, 2014

  • Sylvia G.

    Water flow is coming down fast, but not back to the low levels it was prior to June 4th. This should give us enough water to make thing passable and at the same time safe. Still need to be vigilant for strainer which are always a problem on this river.

    June 7, 2014

    • Kenny

      7 PM Sunday - Walking the bike path in Germantown tonight and Twin Creek looks like it's at a perfect rate. Would love to be on the water tonight.

      2 · June 8, 2014

  • Bert

    Twin Creek flow peaked at 890 cubic feet per second. There's about 7.5 gallons per cubic foot. Hopefully we won't have any more heavy rain before this trip!

    June 5, 2014

    • Kenny

      The creek should dump out pretty quick. Hopefully not too quick :0) as it was almost not runnable in some sections last week. I live with the creek as my next door neighbor, so I will help the group keep an eye on it.

      June 5, 2014

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  • Sylvia G.
    Event Host
  • Kenny
    Donating Member 2015, 2016, Organizer
  • Joy
    Donating Member 2015

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