Distance: 1.34 miles
Features: Downstream of the 79th Street bridge
you will see a few houses before passing through
wooded Fort Harrison State Park property. Herons
and many other types of wildlife were often seen
on this section. The next bridge you come upon is
for 71st Street, and the take-out is just upstream
to under the bridge on the right.
Hazards: Just downstream of the 79th Street
bridge is a large submerged pipe crossing the creek.
It sticks up higher in the middle, but it is passable
on the right. Then, shortly into the Fort Harrison
State Park stretch there is another submerged pipe
(also passable on the right) followed by the stone
remains of a defunct dam (see photo above). The
dam is passable on the left, or through a chute
in the middle if the water is high enough.