8th annual Great Drift
Dog River Scenic Blueway, Perch Creek East Landing
Saturday, April 21st
1:00 pm launch
The canoe and kayak paddle will begin and end 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 the Peninsula. The site offers plenty of parking.
The route takes paddlers through serene areas of one of the watershed’s cleanest streams. Bring your own canoe, kayak or SUP (no motorized vessels) or rent from Sunshine Canoes (251-367-4144). Reserve early. On-site help available beginning at noon.
Participants are encouraged to attend the annual Post Drift Party held immediately following the event 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 presenting required coupon. The Dog River Scenic Blueway string of six (6) launch sites inside the Dog River Watershed. The DRSBW is a National Scenic Recreational Water Trail and part of the Alabama Scenic River Trail System’s Coastal Trail.