SU86 Kayak Mad River Slough | 2017
Time - 8:45 am - 12:00 pm
Trip Leader(s): Pacific Outfitters
Bookings end 2 days prior to prepare gear.
The Mad River Slough Wildlife Area provides opportunities for spectacular bird watching and wildlife viewing. This tour is a favorite among bird watchers.
We’ll paddle 2 to 4 miles, exploring the Mad River Slough’s unique environment west of Arcata on the east side of Humboldt Bay. Over 150 years ago loggers dug out a channel and connected the slough with the Mad River in order to float their logs down river, all the way to the mill yards that sat on the edge of Humboldt Bay.
This on-top-of-the-water experience allows for close up views of water birds and flocks of small shorebirds as they fly close over your head in switch-back flight. Loons, grebes, cormorants, and diving ducks will be encountered. A transport van, all paddling gear and instruction provided, no experience necessary.
Bookings are closed for this event.