Great Drift Paddle 2017

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When:
April 22, 2017 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
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Where:
McNally Park
4380 Park Rd
Mobile, AL 36605
USA
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Dog River Clearwater Revival
2513774485

The Peninsula is proud to co-host the event this year as the route begins and ends at the Peninsula’s own newly established Perch Creek East launch site inside McNally Park located at 4380 Park Road off Dauphin Island Parkway near the tip of the Peninsula. The site offers plenty of parking.

Paddlers will glide through serene areas of one of the watershed’s cleanest streams. Marine biologists will be on hand to answer any questions you may have about the flora and fauna. Bring your own canoe, kayak or SUP (no motorized vessels) or rent one from Sunshine Canoes (251-367-4144). Reserve early. On-site help available at noon.

The annual Post Drift Party will be held immediately following at the River Shack Restaurant and Oyster Bar at the mouth of Dog River – only a quick 2 mile drive south. Again this year, the River Shack will provide DISCOUNTED FOOD for registered paddlers with coupon.

The Dog River Scenic Blueway is a project of Dog River Clearwater Revival promoting stewardship of the Dog River Watershed, cultural and historical awareness, and recreational opportunities for paddling enthusiasts and recreational boaters in Mobile’s urban river and its tributaries.

Required launch/safety meeting at 1 PM, launch to follow.

Remember to bring your life vest & whistle!

* We are honored to dedicate this year’s Drift in memory of Rob Nykvist – devoted paddler, lover of Dog River and lead boat for this annual event. And proud to join in partnership with The Peninsula of Mobile.

 

 

photo: Great Drift 2016 Rabbit Creek