Explorer Matt Godwin can kayak through the Dead Lakes 100 times during the summer and he always sees something different.
“The Dead Lakes get their name from the Cypress and Tupelo trees that stand in the water. When the water is low, you can see the stumps rising out of the swamp. It’s like nothing you’ve seen before. People don’t know what you’re talking about and then they have an “aha” moment when they paddle around the shallows in the South Flats. The stumps are so concentrated here that people have told me it’s like being on another planet. And, if you go out early in the morning in April, the birds are all coming into nest and other critters are just showing up. The fog comes off the water. It’s very still. You are in the wilderness.”
Matt, owner of Off The Map Expeditions, makes his living guiding kayakers through the mysterious Dead Lakes and it never gets old. He recommends going out early in the morning – with him guiding you, of course!
Updated: Dec 08, 2017 0:29
Published: Jan 01, 2015 20:15