We continued our practice runs on this impressive creek just south of the Shand’s Bridge. Trout Creek Park is a nice large facility with a large boat ramp and plenty of parking. The paddle upstream was 2.3 miles to SR-16A. The creek started out wide and narrowed after about a mile. Docks and houses covered the east bank. On the west was a private reserve with prominent “Keep Out, No Trespassing” signs posted every 50 ft next to their barbed wire fence. In between houses nature was trying to reveal herself. Not until we passed 16A did the creek go to a pristine state. We were turned around soon after by many fallen trees and branches.
3 boats passed us just cruising. I’m not anti-social, but part of being out on the creek is to find peace and solitude in nature, and being passed by a powerboat with a crew of happy campers is not my idea of getting away. A great paddle if you like to check out docks and everyone’s boat.