Moore River: lower reaches
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Canoe Hire at Guilderton
The river is paddleable upstream for about 12km from the river mouth to Boobabie Bridge throughout the year, depending on the water level. When the sand bar is across the mouth of the river during summer it keeps the water at a good level. Upstream springs may also add to the river level.
Near the boat ramp at the foreshore car park is the Guilderton township put-in. To get to the Silver Creek put-in, at Silver Creek Reserve, follow these directions: on arriving on the outskirsts of the town take the first bitumen road to the left, Moore River Drive. Then take the first right turn, Stephens Crescent. The reserve is a short distance (50m?) along this road. Toilets and parking available.
You may prefer to put in at Barragoon Road boat launching in the morning, paddle downstream with the summer easterlies and return there from Guilderton in the afternoon with the sea breeze behind you. Go here to see map of access roads to the Barragoon Road put-in.
You can paddle downstream from Lancelin Road Bridge after good winter rains, maybe with some portaging. Go here for the map of this section of river and access point.
Put in at . . . Facilities Best known for . . .
Guilderton Boat Ramp: turn off Lancelin Road onto Guilderton Road to the township. Boat ramp is near general store & caravan park.
Silver Creek Reserve: Turn first street to the left on arrival at Guilderton, Moore River Drive. Then turn first right into Stephens Crescent. Reserve is short distance along this road.
picnic area, kiosk/general store, toilets, car park, paddle craft hire (see link above)
toilets, car park
- coastal scenery: open river meanders through vegetated former sand dunes
- excellent views of town from top of sand drift, "The Desert"
- swimming - sandy beaches
- birdlife& fishing
- strong afternoon sea breeze in summer
- both river banks upstream of the sand drift are private property, so please respect
Barragoon Road shaded area, boat launching, car parking
- paddle upstream to Boobabie Bridge & return (no public road access here) There is little if any river flow to make upstream paddling difficult during summer months
- river is narrow with wooded banks: marri and paper bark
- occasional overhanging branches
- birdlife & fishing
Lancelin Road Bridge car parking, picnic tables
- winter paddling downstream to Boobabie Bridge & beyond; this section is usually too dry in summer
- scenic river meanders with narrow wooded banks, often with low branches overhanging
- portage may be necessary depending on water level
-paddling skills required (due to moving water through obstacles)
- channel divides, both channels paddleable with good water
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