Riga

6 reviews

Launched and finished trip at the launch off of Park Rd on the south bank of Black Creek at Churchville Park, N 43 6.321, W 77 53.682, about 1.4 water miles upstream of the dam. Kayaked upstream as far as I could without portaging, this got me further past route 19 than I was able to a couple years ago, but well downstream of West Sweden Road. Water has some trash in the stagnant water around the park; not much current even farther upstream, easy to paddle against. Came to a blocking tree at N 43 6.157, W 77 56.758. I know getting all the way to West Sweden Road was possible many years ago, not sure how many portages are necessary today, I would do a one way downstream trip if you're planning that route.
Overall I paddled total 7 miles for the up-and-back. I am interested in seeing what downstream of the dam has to offer before the water levels drop for the summer, I expect many deadfalls.