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Old Place Creek ( EXPLORATION )

  • Jun 23, 2013 · 6:45 AM
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DESCRIPTION :

Old Place Creek encompasses 74 acres of critical tidal and sub- tidal wetland habitat located in northwestern Staten Island.

The headwaters for the creek begin in the forested wetlands of Graniteville swamp woods and then slowly meander towards the northern end of the Arthur Kills next to Goethals Bridge.

Old place creek is the perfect place to enjoy several passive recreational activities including nature observation, bird watching and photography.

Mind your skills, cause we are going to be in the Arthur Kills and this is a river with strong currents and high traffic boat activity.

SKILL LEVEL :

* Beginner PLUS and UP ( Self rescue technique is required )

BOAT LENGHT :

* 14 to 16 Feet ( Ideal )

* 12 to 13.5 Feet ( Is doable, but you will be working hard )

NOTES :

* MY FIRST TIME IN THE CREEK SECTION

* PFD'S

* Spray skirt ( Good option )

* Dress quick dry fabrics and extra set of dry clothes.

* Bring lunch and water

* Hat, sun screen, insect repellent and more

* Extra gear such as extra paddle, sponge, rope and more

* DISTANCE : 14 to 16 Miles

* DURATION : 6 to 7 Hrs

IMPORTANT :

* The D.V.K collects NO money, NO dues and  assumes NO responsibilities for your own safety.

* Please don't get into the water before our safety meeting 

 

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  • A former member
    A former member

    That was my kind of paddle!! Did a little urban paddle, under a huge bridge, into a marsh, hit some big water and then went to a grave yard. Hope your leg feels better Victor.

    June 23, 2013

  • A'gota / A.

    You can't sleep so you are looking for other non sleeper? Or are you checking when the birds get up?

    June 18, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Hey A'gi . Long time I haven't seen you ([masked] ). Yeah.. Checking the birds getting up. LOL. ( The tides come early that day basically )

      June 19, 2013

    • A'gota / A.

      I love early time but I like closer location. I will sign up to your trip soon.

      June 20, 2013

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