Class: I - II (p)
Season: Autumn to late Spring
Time: 3 hours
Level: If the gravel races are runnable at Running Water Creek Camping Reserve you are good to go!
Shuttle: 15km gravel 2wd road
Character: Scenic river trip with some nice short grade 1 -2 rapids
Suits: Kayaks, inflatable canoes & sports rafts
This scenic section of the Howqua is has some tight bends linked with gravel races, some short grade 1 and two rapids and one weir drop located just after a private property access bridge. This access bridge is roughly half way to the finish.
I had to under take 6 portages 5 due to trees across the river and a sweeping long bend which was full of willow trees.
Spotted along the way were a mod of kangaroos, black cockatoos, black ducks, cormorants and a wedge tailed eagle. I paddled this in December and the cicada singing in parts of the river were deafening. When you reach Camp Howqua it is not far to the Jamison Road bridge finish.
When Lake Eildon is close to full the Lake and River met at the bridge. A great fun trip.
Putting In: Running Water Creek Camping Reserve
Taking Out: Jamieson Woods Point Road Bridge
Camping: Running Water Creek Reserve - Parks Victoria
Entry Date: December 17, 2013
Verified Date: December 17, 2013
Verified by: Biljana Radoicic
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