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paddle sports
29 days ago

Had an enjoyable day paddling from the launch at Buffalo City Rd. down Milltail Creek to the Alligator River and back. We saw a variety of wildlife- including a few alligators that quickly submerged and disappeared under the blackwater. Our day was cut short by weather but I would be thrilled to do this paddle again.

paddle sports
Thursday, June 14, 2012

This is the same as the Milltail Creek trail. The same review is posted here.
Put in is at the end of Buffalo City Rd (about 4 mi east of the Alligator River bridge) where parking is allowed on the north bound side of the road away from the launch area. A new canoe/kayak launch platform has just been built ( June 2012) that makes launching a pleasure. Marked trails lead to Sawyer Lake and out into Milltail Creek. You can follow the creek west toward the Alligator River where you may see alligators lounging in the sun. You can also follow the creek east for 3 miles to another take-out on Milltail Rd where there is a floating launch platform and plenty of parking. The shuttle between the two areas is about 9.5 mi.

paddle sports
Thursday, June 14, 2012

Put in is at the end of Buffalo City Rd (about 4 mi east of the Alligator River bridge) where parking is allowed on the north bound side of the road away from the launch area. A new canoe/kayak launch platform has just been built ( June 2012) that makes launching a pleasure. Marked trails lead to Sawyer Lake and out into Milltail Creek. You can follow the creek west toward the Alligator River where you may see alligators lounging in the sun. You can also follow the creek east for 3 miles to another take-out on Milltail Rd where there is a floating launch platform and plenty of parking. The shuttle between the two areas is about 9.5 mi.