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Kayaking on Slocums River - in Dartmouth MA

Rating: Two-and-a-Half Stars - This tidal river will give you a nice view of Buzzards Bay. Combine it with a picnic at the state park.

  Put in at Russells Mills Landing on
  Horseneck Road in Darthmouth MA.
Take out at state park beach
  in Dartmouth MA.
Estimated distance
  = 3 miles
Rusells Mills
  Demarest Lloyd State Park. Open
  from Memorial Day thru Labor Day.
Best to do trip when the tide
  is high AND receding.
Lloyd Center for
  the Environment
Slocums River

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Other resources:
The Trustees of Reservations: Slocums River Reserve
Mass. Dept of Conservation: Demarest Lloyd State Park
Wild Turkey Paddlers: Slocums River Trip Report 1
Wild Turkey Paddlers: Slocums River Trip Report 2 Paskamansett & Slocum Rivers Trip Report
US Harbors: Round Hill Point Tides
Wikipedia: Slocums River
REI Guidepost: Slocums River

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We put in at the Russell Mills Landing.
July 2011

We paddled southwards on a one-way trip.

On about the middle of our trip, the river was turbulent and wavy and my son fell out of his kayak.
It was only waist-deep but he lost his eyeglasses. :(

We started our trip an hour or so before low-tide so the last half of the trip was on a rising tide and was hard to paddle against.

Buzzards Bay on the right side of this picture.

Lots of people on Demarest Lloyd State Park beach.

Portaging our kayaks to the state park car park at our final destination.
Took us over two hours.

It was moving day for incoming freshmen at nearby UMass Dartmouth. Picture above and down below taken on September 2011.

Sign at Russell Mills Landing.

Rusell Mills Landing parking lot can take 16+ cars.

Picnic area at Russell Mills Landing.

Fascinating stone walls in Dartmouth as one drives towards Demarest Lloyd State Park.

Slocums Reservation parking lot.

Slocums River from the reservation parking lot.

Entrance to the Lloyd Environment Center.

Slocums River from Potomska Road.

View from the Potomska Road bridge.