Launch Cost: $3. Use Lock Box if after hours.
Destination: Chickasabogue Water Trail and beyond.
Distance: 17 miles (round trip).
Trip Rating: Difficult due to distance and upstream current.
Time Paddling: 5.5 hours
Weather: Brief shower, warm, mostly cloudy. 75-85 degrees. Winds calm. Current 1-2 mph upstream.
GPS Track: To view or download the GPS track of this trip, Click Here.
|Header image is a photo of a water snake.|
|Sunrise at Delta Landing at Chickasabogue Creek aka Chickasaw Creek.|
|Waiting out a brief rainstorm under the US-43 bridge as the sun was about to rise.|
|Soon as the rain passed the wind stopped and it got so humid my glasses stayed fogged up.|
|Muddy water coming from Eight-Mile Creek.|
|There were many wasp nests (and banana spiders) to keep an eye out for when passing under low limbs. You disturb a nest like this and you may regret it.|
|Saw quite a few harmless water snakes.|
|A few of the flowers in bloom.|
|Also seen today were meadow beauties (Rhexia ssp), rhododendrons, swamp lilies, and cardinal flowers.|
|Why does this not surprise me? Can't blame the City of Mobile on this garbage tho. Welcome to Mobile County Parks.|
|The scary thing about this is people don't behave rationally when drunk and there appears to be some serious drinkers along this new Chickasabogue Water Trail.|
|Upstream of Chickasabogue Park very little garbage is seen except at a few log jams. Note the package of Super Nova Herbal Incense. It is also known as legal marijuana.|
|Chickasabogue Creek is one of the most beautiful creeks in Mobile County. This creek is perfect for one-way kayaking but unfortunately, there is not much access further upstream and there are no outfitters to take you upstream and drop you off.|
|I saw 14 different booms hung up in the creek along a 4 mile stretch.|