Delaware Kayaking

Prime Hook – Totally Transformed

We first kayaked Prime Hook National Wildlife Refuge in 2014. Six years later, after the effects of “Sandy” and a major restoration effort, Prime Hook shows the power of nature to transform and recover. In 2020 we returned to Prime Hook and found changed scenery. More importantly several miles upstream from the launch site the water is badly silted making for a less than enjoyable kayaking experience. We no longer recommend Prime Hook as a kayaking location.

Below are 3 views of the launch site showing the changes over the last six years, and a few pictures of the shortened paddle on this day in 2020.

August 30, 2014
August 1, 2017
June 13, 2020

Prime Hook National Wildlife Refuge  https://www.fws.gov/refuge/prime_hook/

Put In: Foord Landing – no services, restrooms are located at Visitor Center

Food & Gas available in Milton, DE.

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