There is no place on the river to get food. You will need to pack your own lunches and make sure you have snacks and plenty of water. Please remember to keep the river clean by taking all your trash out. Everything. If you see trash, maybe you could add it to your bag and make it your good deed for the day.
Restrooms are only at the launch area. None along the river.
Cell service is very spotty on the river. Do not plan on relying on your cell phone. You can try passing info to other paddlers on the river if need be, and they can get the word out when they have signal.
This is a photo we took along the river this summer. Please do not leave garbage or food scraps during your float. If you see some that was left behind, please collect it and carry it out. People food is not good or safe for wildlife.
If you smoke, please be careful. Make sure your cigarettes are out and keep them with you to dispose of them properly once you finish your trip.
The USFS informed Soggy Dog that any campfires along the river are not permitted. If you see a one, please do not use it. We want to keep our forest green.
The weather can change quickly so make sure you have dry clothes and rain gear. Plenty of water and snacks are recommended.
There are shaded spots along the river but you will be exposed to quite a bit of sun. Remember sunscreen, hats and sun shirts to prevent uncomfortable memories.
The USFS recommends using onion bags to collect trash along the river. Save your bags or ask around to see if anyone has one to keep in your gear. They are reusable.
Glass and jello shot containers are prohibited on the rivers. If you want to make jello shots make them in ice cube trays then pop them out and put them in a larger container. Even better, cut an orange in half then carefully take the orange out and leave the peel intact, like a bowl. Fill the "bowl" with your special jello concoction and slice up once firm. Your friends will love it. Oh but please do not leave the peels, pack them out.
There are quite a few beautiful privately owned properties along your float. Homes may be along the water where you can see them or tucked into the forest. You will also see docks along the way. These properties and docks are not for your use so please enjoy the views, be respectful, and "look but don't touch".
Please help maintain the "quiet" river experience, but by all means HAVE FUN!
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Next seasons bookings will start May 2022.