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Help with Still Creek to Alligator Creek route
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Amazon Bill Nov 9, 2014.

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Amazon Bill replied to Bob Bonnen's discussion Help with Still Creek to Alligator Creek route
"After the Paurotis Pond to Lard Can trek on Saturday, two of us headed to Nobles Hammock and Still Creek on Sunday. We diverted off the white line in the photo and followed a creek that was 2-3 feet deep and flowing south. It was narrow most of the…"
Nov 9, 2014
Bob Bonnen replied to Michael Palozzola's discussion Alligator Creek overnight
"Henry we weren't fishing. If you like I can send you the coordinates for the south end of still Creek where it meets West Lake. It took us about 4 hours to get from the Noble put in to West Lake."
Jan 7, 2014
Bob Bonnen replied to Michael Palozzola's discussion Alligator Creek overnight
"Henry I was out there yesterday 1/6/14 and there were redfish tailing in the weeds and muck at the southeast end of West Lake close to the creek that takes you down to long lake. We took Noble Hammock canoe trail to Still Creek and didn't have…"
Jan 7, 2014
Bob Bonnen replied to Michael Palozzola's discussion Alligator Creek overnight
"That day I saw 3 big crocs like that - I only got a glance at the other two further up the creek as they jumped in the water as soon as they saw me. I thought this one may be habituated - we paddled back and forth several times before he went in the…"
Jan 14, 2013
Bob Bonnen replied to Michael Palozzola's discussion Alligator Creek overnight
"Sarah - marl is just a very fine grey mud and it sticks to your shoes and everything else. I posted a photo of a big croc at the Alligator Creek campsite and it is on page one of this thread. The croc is sitting on the marl so you can see what it…"
Jan 14, 2013
Bob Bonnen replied to Megan Digeon's discussion Northern 10,000 Islands Camping
"Tony Hog Key between Panther and White Horse might be a good bet if it's a busy weekend. I was there 2 years ago and the surrounding water is too shallow for most boats. If the tide is low it's best to approach from the north side - south…"
Dec 5, 2012
Bob Bonnen replied to Bob Bonnen's discussion Help with Still Creek to Alligator Creek route
"Thanks guys - had a great trip. Actually took quite a bit longer paddling Noble Hammock trail to Still creek to West Lake due to the circuitous route but it was also much more interesting. Lots of orchids, fish, birds. Went through Long Lake and the…"
Oct 22, 2012
Bob Bonnen replied to Jay's discussion Tides - NIghtmare
"If you're talking about taking Broad Creek just east of marker 16 up to the Wood River I tried it about 3 years ago and it looked like it had been impassable for years. Going south to north made it maybe a mile before I turned around. It looks…"
Oct 17, 2012
Bob Bonnen replied to Bob Bonnen's discussion Help with Still Creek to Alligator Creek route
"Thanks Geoffrey - I think we'll start early, go to alligator creek, and depending on our energy level and tides maybe paddle around Garfield Bight creeks, then head back to the put in at Noble Hammock. I'll check the tides so we don't…"
Oct 17, 2012
Geoffrey H Kendrick replied to Bob Bonnen's discussion Help with Still Creek to Alligator Creek route
"The trip Terry describes is a great half day with a second car or bike stashed at West Lake.  If continuing to Garfield Bight and Flamingo, watch the tides. Garfield cannot be paddled or walked at low tide or when the water is blown…"
Oct 17, 2012
Bob Bonnen replied to Bob Bonnen's discussion Help with Still Creek to Alligator Creek route
"excellent!"
Oct 16, 2012
Bob Bonnen replied to Bob Bonnen's discussion Help with Still Creek to Alligator Creek route
"Thanks Terry! Probably get to paddle it this sunday - Bob"
Oct 16, 2012
Terry replied to Bob Bonnen's discussion Help with Still Creek to Alligator Creek route
Oct 16, 2012
Terry replied to Bob Bonnen's discussion Help with Still Creek to Alligator Creek route
"Bob, turn east between Noble Hammock markers 60 and 61 at 13.566'N and 48.865'W you can't miss it just follow the obvious creek.   My mom went on a ranger led trip down Still Creek in the 1960's and its been marked in…"
Oct 16, 2012
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Help with Still Creek to Alligator Creek route

Looking for a shortcut - rather than paddling 9 miles from West Lake to Alligator Point and Garfield Bight would like to find a shorter and more interesting route. Have read about Still Creek to Alligator Point route but can't seem to find details after searching this site. Goal is to explore Alligator Creek and other creeks on Garfield Bight. Can anyone help me with this? Don't mind paddling 20+ miles but a shorter route would leave more time for exploring.See More
Oct 16, 2012
Bob Bonnen replied to Michael Palozzola's discussion Alligator Creek overnight
"I was there last January and saw a few medium gators and three BIG crocs the last ¾ mile of Alligator Creek before the campsite. The last one (photo) was parked at the campsite and just sat there for about 10 minutes before taking off. All…"
Nov 18, 2011

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