Characterized by wide channels and easy Class I rapids, this trip is great for beginners and families and would make a great half-day trip. Although easy paddling, the depth of the river can vary along this section, so paddlers should be proficient swimmers and wear PFDs at all times.
Located river-left, this boat ramp and small parking area is downstream of the Ninety-nine Islands Dam, next to the powerhouse.
From Ninety-nine Island Road, bear left to the boat ramp, away from the dam's facilities which will be on the right. The take out is a 25-minute drive away, so shuttling cars to the take out and back could take close to an hour. This trip will feel extremely rural and quiet, with the first and only bridge 7.3-miles downstream of the put in. The take out is 0.3 miles after the bridge, river-left, along the power line crossing. Paddlers will experience primarily flat water intermixed with some Class I rapids.