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2017 Great Drift Paddle
Sat, April 22, 2017, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM CDT
Come join our fun FREE annual event Saturday, April 22nd -Required launch/safety meeting at 1 PM, launch to follow. This year’s route begins and ends at the newly established Perch Creek East launch site inside McNally Park located at 4380 Park Road off Dauphin Island Parkway near the tip of Mobile's 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 beginning at noon.
The annual Post Drift Party will be held immediately following at River Shack Restaurant and Grill 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.
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. The Dog River Scenic Blueway: a string of sites along Dog River that provide public access to the River and all it’s natural beauty.
Remember to bring your life vest, dry bag/box and whistle!! THANK YOU!!
For more information, go to www.dogriver.org
* We are honored to dedicate this year’s Drift in memory of Rob Nykvist. Don your favorite orange outwear in honor of the devoted paddler, lover of Dog River and lead boat for this annual event who lost his battle with cancer last fall.
We are proud also to join in partnership with the Peninsula of Mobile for this year's event.
Perch Creek (a tributary of Dog River)
FREE! No cost to participate! (Donations Welcome)
Required waiver (under 18 must have adult)
POST DRIFT PARTY at the RIVER SHACK
6120 Marina Drive South (251) 443-7318