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NEW RIVER

26 October 2007 Friday 7 pm New River Tidal
Trip Notes:  Meet at the put-in at about 1845.  Be ready to get into the water at 1900.  Reg Pullen, a member of the New River BLM staff will be leading this flat water paddle. Come and paddle.  This is great water and the moon will be huge.
Final Tally:

Nearest City:

Langlois

Class:

0
New River, located between Bandon and Port Orford, parallels the ocean.  This is a wonderful paddle, best NOT DONE on windy afternoons.  The distance between Floras Lake and Storm Ranch is slightly less than 7 miles.

New River was born during the great flood of 1890 when the mouth of Floras Creek moved north.  Instead of flowing directly into the sea, Floras Creek now flows about 15 miles north before entering the Pacific Ocean.

The New River area has been inhabited and used by people for at least a thousand years.  Lands adjacent to New River are agricultural, used primarily for cranberries and cattle.

Access:  At Floras Lake
About 1/2 mile south of Langlois, turn west on Floras Loop Road.  Follow the signs to Floras Lake.  Launch at the boat ramp at the north end of the lake and paddle north from Floras Lake to New River.

Access:  At Storm Ranch
About 9 miles south of Bandon near Milepost 283 turn west on Croft Lake Lane.  Drive about a mile and a half.  Follow the signs to the BLM New River Storm Ranch.  At the Interpretive Center there is a gate that is closed March 15 to September 15 (for Snowy Plovers).  The gate is also closed after dark.

If the gate is closed park and portage about a mile.  If the gate is open drive through.  At about the .5 mile mark turn north and drive to the put-in at New River.

There are picnic tables and a public toilet at the Interpretive Center.

This is coastal paddling at it's finest.  The ocean on one side...Oregon on the other.  Paddle leisurely...take your time...have no destination other than the experience itself.  Let the sounds and smells of the ocean ooze into your body.


 

 

 

Paddling toward the ocean on the Silt-Coos Kayak Canoe Trail.  About 4 miles south of Florence, Oregon.

                         The Lunartics paddle America's Wild Rivers Coast in Kayaks and Canoes.

 

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