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Old 05-17-2024, 03:30 PM   #1
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Default Covert to Wampum

Covert to Wampum
Trip Leader-Tom Smith
When-Sunday May 19th 2024
Where-New Castle, PA
Launch spot- McKinney Russell Boat Access Area

Take out- Bevington Boat Access Area

Time- 10:00 am
Distance-10 miles
Rapids-Class 1

This is the trip everyone calls "Covert to Wampum". The launch site is called McKinney Russell Boat Access Area, and the take out is called Bevington Boat Access Area. Good to know if you get lost and need Google to help.

We will meet at the launch site at about 10:00 am, (some of us will be there early to help unload) drop boats and gear, then hopefully shuttle by 10:15-10:30. Shuttle time is about a half hour. (15 minutes down, 15 minutes back.)

This is the section of the Mahoning River that turns into the Beaver River. Paddle time varies based on water level but usually about 3 hrs when you factor in about a half hour for lunch. We will stop at Shaw Island to eat lunch as it is about half way through and a good sized island. Waves are generally class 1 at the most. There are several areas where the river narrows and you get some nice, fast moving ripples.

Towards the end of the trip there is a blue heron rookery, river left, in the top of about three sycamore trees. There are a lot of nests and usually all of them have a bird on them at this time of year.

If you have any questions you can contact me at
Tom Smith
Mahoning River-Home of the Trumbull Canoe Trails 1975-2024 49 years
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