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Drakes Creek - Romanza Johnson Park to Phil Moore Park

Nice afternoon paddle, great if it is your first trip. It should take 3-4 hours on the water. The put-in is on Trammel Creek. The water turns into Drakes Creek early in the trip. Six miles long.

An easy paddle, perfect for beginners. It requires minimal skill and really getting in and started is the only part that is a challenge.

The meet-up point is ROMANZA JOHNSON CO PARK. Get there by driving out Scottsville Rd (towards Scottsville) and turn right on to Mount Lebanon Church Road, the park will be a right turn marked by a sign ( pictured). When you turn in to the park, follow the driveway and turn left into the gravel parking lot near the access point. Our take-out will be Phil Moore Park #2.

 

When we meet up at the put-in (the beginning point of the paddle), we will un-load boats and return our cars to the take-out. Then "shuttle" together to the put-in (the starting point) piled into one car. That way we have trucks/cars waiting for us to put boats in when we get back. And we can adjust the shuttle arrangements based on who shows up and what cars are available.

Unfortunately, there are no rentals available at this location.


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  • Linda F.

    I so much enjoyed the paddle. Thanks for the help and the laughs. Can't wait to do it again.

    September 30, 2013

  • Leona

    I really enjoyed the paddle.

    1 · September 29, 2013

  • Beth S.

    I'll not be able to make it today, too many chores - not enough weekend:(

    1 · September 28, 2013

    • matt w.

      Ok Beth, well see you next time !

      September 28, 2013

    • Deborah P.

      missed you Beth

      1 · September 29, 2013

  • Deborah P.

    Yes, another beautiful day on the water, thanks everyone for a fun day and your help!

    September 28, 2013

  • matt w.

    A nice lazy paddle with great company. Good to see an 11 year old paddling with his family. We also had one of the oldest paddlers ever ! She was spry and sassy. Thanks to all who helped shuttle. A special thanks to Tom Noser for shuttling even though he did not paddle. Good to see many new faces. I hope everyone had fun. I needed some water therapy and today fit the bill.

    2 · September 28, 2013

  • Jeramy R.

    Really enjoyed the float. we will be back

    2 · September 28, 2013

  • Mike M.

    Great paddle on a beautiful Fall day. Matt did a great job as usual.

    September 28, 2013

  • Jerry H.

    Another very enjoyable relaxing day on the water with a fun group. Glad to meet the NEWBIES to the group., and see some OLDIES, MIKE. Great to see all. Loved hearing your stories JoAnn. You are an inspiration to us all. Hope we are able to stay active when we are as young as you. Thanks again Matt for another good one.

    3 · September 28, 2013

  • Ronnie G.

    Had a great day with a bunch of fine folks...!!!! lookin forward to the next time...!!!

    1 · September 28, 2013

  • Jerry H.

    Beautiful morning for a paddle . Hope all the GATORS are hybernating already'. See ya on the water.

    September 28, 2013

  • Jeramy R.

    Bringing my wife along and she has never been in a canoe or kayak. Should I get the canoe out or just go ahead and out her in a kayak? Either way looking forward to meeting yall.

    2 · September 27, 2013

    • Jeramy R.

      after much consideration......mostl­y on my part looks like we will be taking the canoe.

      September 27, 2013

    • Ronnie G.

      Canoe for us today.... my back just ain't feeling the Yak...haha..!!!

      September 28, 2013

  • matt w.

    Temps are cooling at night and that means water temps are cooling as well. You may want to pack a change of clothes for those " oops" moments. None of us ever plan on getting wet but its better to be on the safe side than the wet and miserable side.

    1 · September 27, 2013

  • Linda F.

    How fast or slow is the water moving? My 11yr old newphew is coming with us.

    September 25, 2013

    • matt w.

      That's great Linda ! I look forward to meeting Ethan.

      September 26, 2013

    • Ronnie G.

      We were there last weekend and the water was pretty slow ... only had to get out once and drag a few feet with the canoe ,, yak's made it tru.... !!! maybe we'll get a little rain before sat..!!

      September 26, 2013

  • tom l.

    Matt, intend to be there unless something unexpected shows.

    September 25, 2013

    • matt w.

      Ok thanks Tom

      September 26, 2013

  • Chris d.

    Is anyone on drakes today or want to get out in a couple of hours? If so text me at[masked]

    September 22, 2013

  • Steve S.

    I hate that I will not be able to make the next 2 trips. My work beckons and I must report in on the 20th. I will be gone for a month at least. I hope to make a trip with y'all in late October. Everyone please be safe and try to think of the Big Tuna out causing trouble.

    2 · September 18, 2013

  • Tammy Willinger F.

    Bummer- I'll be out of town.

    September 13, 2013

  • valerie a.

    I am hoping that me and my husband can come on this one!!

    September 12, 2013

  • Leona

    Hoping to get my husband to come with our canoe.

    September 9, 2013

    • Linda F.

      I hope Bill comes. If not maybe Jenn

      September 10, 2013

  • tom l.

    Schedule conflict.

    August 18, 2013

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