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This has been a great flatwater paddle in the past. The recent rains have been a help to the area. The trip coordinator is Paul Gitlin.
Meet at 10:30 am at Brumbley Family Park.
This trip is a great flat water paddle through freshwater marsh and woods. It will be in the middle of the spring migration so there should be plenty of birds. While it's an easy paddle good bowel and bladder control is important as there's no place to stop.
The link to the Prime Hook NWR website is http://www.fws.gov/northeast/primehook.html
We will put in at Brumbley Family Park (the Waples Pond entrance is part of the park) which is on the east side of Del Rt 1. Portapotty is available at Brumbley Park.
We will paddle to the Refuge Headquarters/Visitor Center - approximately 7 miles - taking about 3 -4 hours. Note that there are no stopping or resting areas along the stream. We will eat lunch at the Refuge Visitors Center. The NWR limits visitors to the main channel so as to minimize disturbance of wildlife.
There is a fee at both ends of the trip. Brumbley Park charges $4.00 per boat to put in. Prime Hook charges $1.00 per boat, but there is no entrance fee to the Refuge. Bring exact amounts, as no change is made.
Brumbley Family Park is on the east side of Del Rt 1, just below Waples Pond. From Wilmington take Del Rt 1 south toward Rehoboth. Brumbley Park is approximately 12 miles south of Milford on the left. See the map of the Refuge on the website. Turn into the park and take the gravel drive to the left behind the store (a box is on the left to receive fees) to the kayak launch.
Please RSVP firstname.lastname@example.org, or email@example.com if you are planning to paddle. Trip will be cancelled in the event of a hurricane.
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