Plummer Creek - Horseshoe Lagoon Loop Trail

A loop trail through the backwaters of Plummer Creek and Horseshoe Lagoon (Paringa) returning via the Murray River

Paddle overview : Plummer Creek - Horseshoe Lagoon

Plummer Creek - Horseshoe Lagoon loop trail

Region Riverland
Nearest Town Renmark/ Paringa (265 K from Adelaide) View in google map
Distance 11 km return
Paddle Time 3 hours
Difficulty Easy – suitable for novices
Facilities Secure car parking; camping facilities including showers and toilets also available.
Conditions Visit BOM for weather conditions
Conditions Protected waters – river and river backwaters
Parking Available at launch point

Plummer Creek – Horseshoe Lagoon loop trail

Trail Notes

Launch
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)

Trail notes
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.

 

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Caution

Always check weather and wind conditions before embarking (see Meteye)

Trail 34

Facilities

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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 Trail South Australia has range of Paddling Trails to suit different abilities. These are easy to access kayak and canoe trails through the Adelaide, Fleurieu Peninsula, Riverland, Murray River and the Coorong.