Kayak Trip: Mill Creek Boat Landing Rappahannock River
Two-Hour Paddle Around Parrott Island at the mouth of Mill Creek on the Rappahannock River
Wake VA on the Rappahannock River has the only public beach in Middlesex County. There is a boat landing just a bit upriver from the beach, but I had heard it was silted in and unusable. The ramp is on Mill Creek, so I decided to take a trip down there and check it out!
A sandbar has formed right in front of the ramp, so larger boats can’t get in and out. But kayakers and anyone with a flats boat or skiff should have no trouble “threading the needle…” in and out of the narrow and shallow channel. I got there at low tide and the water was only 18″ deep – so it would be easy to pole a boat out if you can make the turns. My 14′ FeelFree Aventura had no troubles at all.
I thought a paddle out and around Parrott Island would make a good trip. The water is still too cool to swim yet, but there are several sandy beaches on the islands that would make good places to stop for a picnic and a dip.
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