If you have a smartphone or tablet you can download the free Avenza PDF Map app and have interactive paddling trail maps on hand when you need them. The app uses your device’s built-in GPS to plot your real-time location within the park onto a map. The app can be used without a network connection and without roaming charges. You can also measure area and distance, plot photos, and drop Placemark pins.
CM Thorpe Reserve (GPS 35.5642S 138.6045E)
This is a pleasant paddle in quiet waters ideal for novices.
The lakes are surrounded by housing, but there are a number of public access points around the lakes, however, the best for launching canoes and kayaks is the CM Thorpe Reserve which has lawns and toilets and a sandy beach to launch from.
Note: The local paddling club runs a handicap race on the first Saturday of every month. All comers welcome.
Toilets and picnic area at the reserve (launch site)
Full facilities in Victor Harbor
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before your paddling trip.
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Paddling Trails South Australia.
Paddling Trail South Australia has a range of Paddling Trails to suit different abilities.
Know your ability
These are easy to access kayak and canoe trails through the Adelaide, Fleurieu Peninsula, Riverland, Murray River, and the Coorong.