Launch Cost: $2
Destination: Caswell Lake and backwater tributaries.
Distance: About 11 miles (round trip)
Paddle time: Almost 5 Hrs
Weather: Sunny, winds calm to 10 mph. Air temp 45-50 degrees. Current in Pascagoula River was strong. Water temp cold.
GPS Track: To view or download the GPS track of this trip, Click Here.
|1) Houseboats near the launch site - Culbert Lake. This the first time I've paddled from this launch site. It is a 1.5 mile trip up the Pascagoula to get to Caswell Lake entrance.|
|3) Current on the Pascagoula River was flowing up to 2.5 mph in places.|
|4) Once off the Pascagoula River, paddling was easier. The backwaters of Caswell Lake were awesome to explore. There were plenty of large based bald cypress trees with character.|
|5) Even though there has been freezing temperatures the past two nights, signs of spring were evident, like this tree in bloom - perhaps a Chokeberry?|
|6) Water levels in this area can get deep. Tree trunks are covered in a moss about 10 feet high. Following the creek was difficult at times because there are so many paths to choose.|
|7) There are plenty of interesting tree shapes - this photo was rotated 90 degrees.|
|9) A fisherman with his dog.|
|10) Another houseboat in the making. All the white specks in the water are styrofoam. The Pascagoula River is littered with styrofoam. Did you know Styrofoam is bad for the environment?|