Jordan Lake - Beaver Creek Trip
Put In - Beaver Creek is a long, broad arm of the lake on the east side of SR 1008 south of Hwy. 64. You can put in at the Ebenezer boat ramps, which have two entrances. The first one goes into the park and the second is right at the bridge. For some reason the park rangers close the one entrance nearest the bridge during the day. If you take the first entrance make sure you hang a left to head towards the ramps. At Ebenezer the less-used ramp is on the west side of the parking lot.
Distance/Time - 9.8 miles/4 hours
Difficulty - Easy
Trip Directions - I headed southeast towards the SR 1008 bridge, and then bear left to enter Beaver Creek. The first access road I found goes to a nice second Put In on SR 1975. Would be about a 50 yard portage down to the water from the road. The second access road I followed for a short distance and then it dead ended in very dense growth. Decided against continuing because of the ticks. Did eat lunch at this access road start, would make a great campsite right at the water. Was stopped at the far end of the creek by a beaver dam that was running a large amount of water over the top as the water level is above normal. Also ran into a span of water lilies that were interesting after a night of rain.
Scenery - Very scenic area for birds. Many egrets or herons, osprey, and eagles.
Hazards - None, water level was above normal, which made a nice trip.