The Little Red River From A Buyer's Prospective
Part Two: The Best Spot For You
Let's stay on the subject of canoeing for just another installment in this series.
One does not see a lot of canoes on the Little Red River. The rapids are few and far between and the ones that are there not too exciting. A couple of places are so shallow that you have to use your paddle to pole your way off of the skinny water. Other places, like between Beach Island and Cow Shoals, above Lobo Landing, and the stretch that is about two miles below Pangburn, are so wide and deep that the river has no discernable current at all.
The river is still a great ride if you are not in a hurry and just want to mosey along, maybe stop to fish for a while, or have a shore lunch. You also don't have to be out on the water all day. My wife and I, and another couple, covered the roughly 29 miles from the launch at Kennedy Park to Ramsey Access in 5 legs of about 5 to 7 miles in length each.
The public access at Kennedy, Swinging Bridge, Lobo Landing, Dripping Springs, and finally Ramsey Access, made it very easy to launch and load our boats, plus it was not inconvenient to drop off the car at the launch and take the car pulling the trailer to the load up point.
So, buy a house on the river, get a canoe, and take the kids up to one of the access points, and drive back to the house and wait on them. What could be more fun?
Howard Calhoun, Crye-Leike Brock Real Estate 501-362-4219