|Spring is here! Time to Paddle!|
Big Darby Creek - West of Columbus, Ohio
Put-in: SR 736 and SR 42, roadside rest stop North of Plain City, river left
Take-out: Prairie Oaks Metro Park, Upper Darby Canoe Access on Amity Rd, river left
Temp: 50's and sunny
Flow: 343 cfs
Depth: 3.3 feet
Mileage: 7 miles
Time: 1420 - 1640
Boat: Dagger Blackwater 11.5
It was a beautiful sunny day and hard to resist getting out on the water. So despite Pub Crawl and despite the OSU Women Basketball Team playing in the first round of the NCAA tournament, I loaded the boat and headed to my favorite river. It was a perfect day to explore a new part of this river.
The put-in location had a portapot surprisingly...and it was fresh. Well as fresh as one can be but someone obviously takes care of this rest area. There was also picnic tables, a small overhead shelter, and a charcoal grill. The pull-off had enough room for about 2 cars. It was an ideal put-in.
|SR 42 Bridge near Put-in|
|No idea what this is...rest stop I guess for Buckeye (leaf) fans. |
Note: look closely at the paint on the rock.
|Little side shoot...and rest stop.|
|I want this house! I could live in the barn!|
|Parking for many cars at the take-out. |
Prairie Oaks Metro Park Upper Darby Canoe Access.
|After paddle dinner.|
I look forward to paddling this section again. However, I don't think it is very conducive to paddling except for the Spring. Although I didn't have to get out of my boat, there were a few low spots. This section of the river was amazing. The day was perfect.