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.
The trail starts at Canoe the Riverland located 8.35 km from Paringa on the Murtho Road.
Canoe the Riverland near Paringa (GPS 34.1117 S 140.8009 E)
Turn right from the launch site into Plummer Creek and paddle about one kilometre to Point A (GPS 34.1042 S 140.7972 E) and turn left into the small creek, back towards the river about 300 metres.
When you reach the river Point B (GPS 34.1049 S 140.7931 E) turn hard right into the connecting creek. Continue in this creek for 2 km to a small creek on the LHS which is the entrance to Horseshoe Lagoon Point C (GPS 34.0889S 140.7956E).
Keep left in the lagoon and travel about 2.5 km and you will re-enter the Murray River at Point D (GPS34.0962S 140.7666E).
Turn left and travel about 1 km and you will see a small creek on the LHS at Point E – Log Creek (GPS 34.1045 S 140.7653 E). Enter this short creek which provides a short cut, cutting off about 2 km of the river.
Turn left in the Murray River and travel about 3.25 km and you will be back at your launch point at Canoe the Riverland.
Secure car parking is available at the launch site, along with camping facilities including BBQ, fire pit, Kitchen (fridge and oven), power, showers, toilets and change room.
There is also limited on-site dormitory accommodation.
The moored paddle steamer Julie Fay is also available as a B&B.
Canoes and Kayaks can be hired from this site
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Paddling Trails South Australia.
Paddling Trail South Australia has a range of Paddling Trails to suit different abilities.
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These are easy to access kayak and canoe trails through the Adelaide, Fleurieu Peninsula, Riverland, Murray River, and the Coorong.