Mattapoisett River Run?

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Mattapoisett River Run?

Postby pe4927 » Mon Jul 12, 2010 10:52 pm

I'd like to setup a Mattapoisett River run sometime. it's a great ride through the woods and marshes and such in Rochester and Mattapoisett and lets out into Buzzards Bay.

It has a few portages that aren't too bad and the water level makes a huge difference but this is always a great trip.
anyone interested in going I will try to coordinate a day and time?

Trip would be approx 9.5 miles of mostly flat shallow water.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mattapoisett_River

Would any and all interested parties please let me know?
Marc

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Re: Mattapoisett River Run?

Postby craigmsherman » Thu Jul 15, 2010 1:36 pm

I might be interested in this. Let me know when you're going. Regarding water level - how shallow does this river get, exactly? Is the river affected by the tides the whole way up?
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Re: Mattapoisett River Run?

Postby pe4927 » Thu Jul 15, 2010 3:40 pm

It's freshwater fed and outlets into buzzards bay. Tide has almost no bearing on the water level it's all about how wet it's been and what the situation is with the dams that it feeds from as well.

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Re: Mattapoisett River Run?

Postby ghisten » Fri Jul 16, 2010 2:03 pm

Sounds like fun. I would be interested in trying it out.

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Re: Mattapoisett River Run?

Postby pe4927 » Sat Jul 17, 2010 12:07 pm

Hey all, as I've mentioned the Mattapoisett River can be insanely shallow and I was thinking about taking a trip down and seeing how it is... anyone want to come along before I setup a regular trip for more people from here? nice to have a partner to try down and see how wet/dry it might be. I'm told this could be a particularly dry year since some kid pulled the dam boards (they weren't locked BEFORE this) and let most of the water down early in the season... ?
Might be fun.... might be a mud bath. ;) but it would be nice to see how it is and then maybe setup a regular trip for us and more wild turkeys.

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Re: Mattapoisett River Run?

Postby chirl31 » Sun Aug 08, 2010 10:20 pm

Any luck with your river recon?
I could help, but not until thursday August 12th.
I'm also doing research on a possible Agawam river trip.

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Re: Mattapoisett River Run?

Postby pe4927 » Mon Aug 09, 2010 9:08 am

I did not get to check it out as planned. had a few things go on and I've been working on some yard work and tree removal, went out and bought a good chain saw so I could get some stuff done. Thank the heavens for good pain pills. I have a bad back and an old neck injury and this stuff kicks the crap out of me.

I'd like to go soon. The 12th may be good. hit me up on my phone and we can work it out.
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P.S. If anyone needs trees removed and such... have saw and willing to work... ;)

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Re: Mattapoisett River Run?

Postby chirl31 » Mon Aug 09, 2010 12:14 pm

Marc,
Something came up for thursday and I'm working the rest of this week. Maybe, one day next week?

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Re: Mattapoisett River Run?

Postby RufRiders » Tue Aug 09, 2011 8:31 pm

Hi,

We just joined this site and are newbies to kayaking. We have gone out a few times on the Weweantic and ride tandem. We live in Marion and would like to meet others and join you on this paddle. Please post if you are planning on scheduling this.

Thanks~
Lee-Ann & Greg

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Re: Mattapoisett River Run?

Postby specialk » Wed Aug 10, 2011 7:31 am

I would be interested in this trip. Let me know the details and I'll see if it fits into my schedule.

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Re: Mattapoisett River Run?

Postby Chip » Wed Aug 10, 2011 8:12 am

This thread was from 2010.
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Re: Mattapoisett River Run?

Postby crazy295 » Wed May 28, 2014 8:12 pm

4 of us did this trip last year... a few of us are going back on Sunday to do it again! Was a fun trip... the river does a lot of switch backs so it does take a while.. portages wernt too bad. and there was a little white water in places that made it fun! We actually went for a swim after one of them! :paddler:


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