We paddled back until we reached the downstream landing for the hunt club. Despite the threat of being barbecued, we decided it would be a good place to stop for a break.
We were still technically on park property. Just beyond the boundary was a dirt road. There was a deer stand in a clearing on one end, then the road continued.
After a brief respite we were on our way again. There was a pretty good current, so we made good time back to the Highway 601 bridge. The scenery continued to be spectacular. However, I wouldn’t want to come out this way without a good GPS or a guide like Billy. It would be very easy to get turned around. Even the current could be deceptive.
This area is quite remote. As I was doing my post-paddling research I found that the remoteness of the swamp was a perfect place for illegal moonshining. There were several articles from the Prohibition era about stills confiscated or busted by law enforcement.
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