First Launch Here - Milldam Creek




After the Smiths Creek trip, my back was killing me from the fall I took at the Pocaty river, I thought working it out may be a good thing, I was wrong. So I took Sunday off, and almost blew off today, but I took Kay and Dylan out for a short trip on Milldam Creek. I have also never launched from there in the past, so I figured this would be a good opportunity to try it out.

The launch is as about roadside as you can get, you will need to carry your kayak about 50 yards for the closest place you can park, and that walk is not the easiest. We launched from the South side of the bridge, and the only problem there is, that some of the rocks are loose, so use caution if you decide to launch here.

We headed South from the bridge, and I guess one of the things I like about this creek, is the changes you see as you travel up from the North Landing River. near the river is all grasses, progressing to sparse Cypress, then South of the bridge, is a Cypress Marsh, and a half mile or so up the creek from the bridge you are in a hardwood marsh.

Since we got such a late start, 1PM, there was very little activity above the water a few turtles and that was about it. Under the water was a totally different story. It seemed like after every turn, we would come across another school of Gar that would cause the water to boil as we approached.

We went about a mile up the creek before turning around and doing a little bit of the North side of the bridge, before the heat really started getting to us, and we headed back to the bridge.

Date Launch Site Distance Photos
05/28/2007 Milldam Creek 2.96 17
View of bridge at Milldam creek (Kayak Virginia Beach Images © Paul Perusse)
View from the parking area to the launch area.


View of bridge at Milldam creek (Kayak Virginia Beach Images © Paul Perusse)
Milldam creek bridge


Milldam launch (Kayak Virginia Beach Images © Paul Perusse)
View of the launch at Milldam creek, some of the rocks are loose


Kay and Dylan on Milldam Creek (Kayak Virginia Beach Images © Paul Perusse)
Kay and Dylan take the lead


Spanish Moss covered trees (Kayak Virginia Beach Images © Paul Perusse)
Spanish moss covered trees on Milldam Creek


Spanish Moss covered trees (Kayak Virginia Beach Images © Paul Perusse)
More Spanish Moss covered trees on Milldam creek


Milldam Creek Boardwalk (Kayak Virginia Beach Images © Paul Perusse)
A section of the Nature Conservancy boardwalk at Milldam Creek


Milldam Creek Boardwalk (Kayak Virginia Beach Images © Paul Perusse)
Milldam Creek Boardwalk


Milldam Creek View (Kayak Virginia Beach Images © Paul Perusse)
View of Milldam creek from under the boardwalk bridge


Blue Iris on Milldam Creek (Kayak Virginia Beach Images © Paul Perusse)
Blue Iris on Milldam Creek


Blue Iris on Milldam Creek (Kayak Virginia Beach Images © Paul Perusse)
Group of Blue Iris on Milldam Creek


Blue Iris on Milldam Creek (Kayak Virginia Beach Images © Paul Perusse)
Blue Iris on Milldam Creek


Blue Iris on Milldam Creek (Kayak Virginia Beach Images © Paul Perusse)
Blue Iris on Milldam Creek


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Bridge ove Milldam Creek (Kayak Virginia Beach Images © Paul Perusse)
Looking at the bridge over Milldam Creek


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