J. Dewey Hawkins Landing Boat Ramp to Paddle Up Cherry Creek and Back
Launch Location: J. Dewey Hawkins Landing Boat Ramp also called Cherry Creek Ramp.
Personal Notes: We launched from this location due to it being so close to Cherry creek. We went out at noon in order to catch the last of the incoming tid.e We rode the tide coming in the whole length of Cherry creek and then rode the tide out on the way back.
We caught tide coming in just before high tide. This was nice at it pushed us right under the low bridges that We had to lay down on our kayaks in order to get under some. I was surprised at how clear the water was, due to wearing polarized sunglasses, I could see to the bottom of the creek in many places. There were lots of fish and crabs to see both underwater and jumping out of the water. One large one even jumped over the bow of my kayak.
Description: Cherry creek is a short urban paddle that opens up into two lakes with very little boat traffic other than other kayak or canoe paddlers.
This boat launch has a special kayak launch area with rollers that you place your kayak on next to the regular boat ramp. There is enough parking for three trailers plus more parking for cars without trailers. Cherry creek is a short paddle east of the ramp in an urban location with very low bridges to navigate under. It’s best to go at high tide or you may find yourself portaging your boat over oyster beds.
Kayak Rentals Availability: Rentals are not available at this location.
Amenities: A picnic table and a trash can is about it. The kayak launch with rollers is very nice though.