This is a paddle you may not have done. Two friends and I explored this paddle a month ago and it is "my kind of paddle".....heavy vegetation, some water open to the sky, some areas in mangrove "tunnels" with tight turns and no view of the sky. We'll do about 6 3/4 miles...more if I get you lost. I mapped it on my GPS, but I think there is still opportunity to add some unintended mileage ! Many turns are marked with pink plastic ties or pink spray paint, but...... Anyway, it's a beautiful paddle....totally wild, not a house in sight.
I'm giving "Frog Creek Kayaking" free publicity because it shows much of the route that we will be taking. (they charge $10 to launch each kayak). We will launch where you see the creek crossing Bishop Harbor Rd and will head west to I-275. If the current under the I-275 bridge seems OK, we'll go another 500' to Terra Ceia Rd and take a break. Then we'll paddle back past the launch and go PAST where you see the LAUNCH point on the map above and go another mile or so. The water ends in thick vegetation. Then we'll return to our cars on Bishop Harbor Rd,
DIRECTIONS: My mapping program says the address of the bridge is 8630 Bishop Harbor. Please check it yourself. There are 2 good ways to get to the Bishop Harbor bridge:
1- I-75, Take Exit 229, Go west on Moccasin Wallow Road. Cross US 41 at a stop sign (no traffic light) and the road becomes Bishop Harbor. About 3.2 miles from I-75 to the bridge
2- I-75, Take Exit 228 to go west on I-275. Go to first exit off 275, which is US 41. Go N on 41 one mile and take left on Moccasin Wallow. About 1.4 miles to the bridge.
As always, no guests on paddles. We'll be in the water and paddling by 10:00.