Jordan Lake - Indian Creek Trip
Put In - Farrington boat ramp, take the left Y after you enter the area and this will take you to a smaller boat ramp with kayak launching areas on both sides of the two ramps. These areas have nice walkways and a sand beach for launching. Directions from US 64, take Farrington Road (1008) north 4.4 miles to the bridge over Jordan Lake. Ran into two kayakers who ask if I was "Mr. Hemp" and I was. They had seen my web page, so that was cool.
Distance/Time - 9.6 miles/4 hours/2.0 MPH Avg
Difficulty - Average
Trip Directions - Head east to the US 64 bridge and then stay on the right shoreline after going under the bridge. Was heading to Indian Creek, which has a trail from an eagle observation deck. Since the water was so high, the deck was underwater. Ended up landing on the trail, look for the white blazes. Found an access road on the middle peninsula, will hike this on another trip.
Scenery - Very scenic area for birds. Many egrets or herons, turtles, and an eagle. Since the water was so high, it was an interesting trip on some of the coves.
Hazards - High water level, 225 ft. Almost 10 feet above full pool!