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Turkey Creek North of Buckhorn Reservoir

  • Aug 4, 2013 · 11:30 AM

DESCRIPTION  - A Trip not for novice. Requires balancing yourself on logs & beaver dams while get'n in & out of your kayak/ canoe a great many times & then balancing yourself while re-entering your boat in order to go up Turkey Creek. Plan on getting wet, muddy, & also cuts & scrapes, but for those so inclined this is a wonderful paddle. I rate the scenery as ALL grade A. There are no houses, cabins, powerlines or other eye sores along entire paddle-path. We stop for lunch/ snack break in a unique area at a hill of huge lichen covered pre-historic boulders

REQUIRED - 1) Properly secured PFD &   2) Whistle.


RECOMMENDED - 1) insect repellent, 2) sun screen, 3) wide brim hat, 4) polarized sunglasses.  5) hard sole water shoes, 6) snacks, 7) something ice cold to drink, & 8)a VERY positive fun attitude.

LOCATION/ DIRECTIONS TO LAUNCH - I will send coordinates & directions to approved paddlers several hours before the meetup. Essentially 35 miles & 45 minutes East from Center of Raleigh, & shortly before the city of Wilson.

RESPONSIBILITIES & LIABILITY - As there are never any meetup dues/fees or money charged by organizers/hosts on trips, there is no assumption of risk or liability by hosts. Attendance at any event with said hosts, or any function is your agreement that it is completely at your own risk, and that you have been duly informed; any guests or others with you; that it is at their own risk. We will assume no responsibility for any untoward occurences. . . . . .  As with all of our paddles, we are not guides and we are not instructors. We are a group of kayaking enthusiasts out for a good time. We help each other and we learn from each other. By participating in any of our paddles you assume all risks and responsibilities for your personal health and safety and for your equipment. It is important for everyone that each participant be prepared for the trip. Please use your discretion and best judgment when joining a trip. Be sure you are up to the paddle; physically, mentally and that your equipment is appropriate for the intended trip. Know and respect your limits. Be safe and you will certainly enjoy another fantastic paddle.


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  • David D

    What a fun way to spend the day! The short path from the bridge at new sandy hill church road [masked],[masked]) was overgrown with foliage. Winter will fix that, but if you go back before january, bring a machete if you have one. This was my 5th or 6th trip here, and it never disappoints. Be sure to leave plenty of time for portages, picture taking, and enjoying a few walks. near dusk seems to be the best time for beaver sightings. 3 this trip, but i've seen twice as many on some previous trips.

    August 5, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Scenic & very natural trip up Turkey Creek on an unusually cool summer day. No signs of human encroachment other than one country road bridge we paddled under. Many pull-overs & squeeze-unders & one relatively short, somewhat challenging portage, but so wothwhile. Lovely huge boulders where we climbed ~ 50 feet up them & took a rest break under dense shady trees. Along the creek were many beavers, beaver lodges, & beaver dams. We did have to saw our way thru some trees to reach our objective. Lunch at an old & apparently retired Boy Scout Camp along a quite large Boy Scout Lake. Side paddle thru a submerged forest of huge Tupelo Gum Trees. Simply a wonderful day with great friends & fellow paddlers, enjoying a ten to 40 foot wide scenic creek. I love this paddle trip.

    1 · August 5, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Weather looks so perfect today. Got two boats loaded on lil Elantra, Heading out now. Yiipppeeee................

    August 4, 2013

  • David D

    bringing david b.

    August 3, 2013

4 went

  • David D +1
    SK Contributor, Organizer
  • A former member
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