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Claypool's Bridge to
Elderbank Provincial Park

This section of the river is b-e-a-utiful. Approximately 2.5 hours of paddling time make this perfect for a half day paddle. Most people will complete this trip in 2.5 to 4 hours depending on boat, paddling speed, and number of breaks/stops. In the summer, the water levels can get low in some sections. You will need to steer to stay in deeper channels and may have to get out and drag for short portions depending on levels/boat etc. The banks are typically quite high on either side and there are lots of sandy beaches to stop at. This area is sometimes populated with Bank Swallows which can make for a magical scene if they come out to join your paddle. On our last trip we saw several River Otters, Snapping Turtles, and Eagles.

Highlights

Difficulty

Easy/Intermediate

(depending on water levels)

Launch Location

Claypool's Bridge

Google Map Link

 

 Very popular river access point for paddlers and fishermen alike. People do park their vehicles on the road but we suggest leaving your vehicle at Elderbank Provincial Park if you are taking this trip and getting a shuttle to Claypool's. Nice "beach" area to launch/exit from.

Paddling Time

2.5 to 4 hours

End Location

Elderbank Provincial Park

Google Map Link

Very popular river access point. Parking and bathrooms available on site. Bank can be muddy and steep at times depending on water levels.

Length

~12.5 kms

Points of Interest

Picturesque scenery 

High banks

Sandy beaches

Bank Swallows

River Otters

Turtles

Farm land

Elderbank Provincial Park

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