Hammock Landing, off Saxis Rd, near Saxis, VA, on the Virginia portion of DELMARVA, was our put in location on July 12, 2019. Previously, we launched from Hammock Landing paddling west toward the Chesapeake Bay and the small town of Saxis. However, one look at the waves, being created by the stronger than expected west wind, and our decision was to paddle upstream on Messongo Creek in an easterly direction.
Paddling Messongo Creek was a little underwhelming. Except for the song birds there were few birds along this stretch, and the creek is mainly high banks with tall grass. Nice for paddling but not much to see. Paddling to the west from Hammock Landing towards Saxis is a much more interesting paddle.
Directions to Hammock Landing : South on Va. 113. Right on Rt. 695. (app. 10 miles south of intersection of Rt. 13 and 113 in Pocomoke.) Left on Hammock Landing Road (app. 7-8 miles) Launch at end of road.
Services: Port a John at Launch Site Several small restaurants in Saxis.