Buffalo River Canoe Trip (5/19/2023 to 5/21/2023)




Camp at Woolum Campground Friday and Saturday night.  On Saturday, we will drive to Mt. Hersey and do a day float back to Woolum Campground.  Approximately 8.5 river miles.

Woolum Campground


Mt. Hersey (Starting Point on Saturday)


Departure Time:  

Friday.  Meet at 5:30 at Salem United Methodist Church.  Depart at 6:00

Return Time:  

Sunday at 1:30 at Salem United Methodist Church.  Watch email for time changes.


$40 plus $12 CASH paid to your Grub Master plus money for McDonalds on Sunday if time allows.

Packing List: 

See Canoe Camping Checklist on our website.  https://www.bentontroop99.org/2019/03/17/canoe-camping-checklist/

Everyone needs to bring the following: 

Life Jacket (Class II or III).  If you need a Life Jacket, please contact Mr. Douglas.

Closed Toe Water Shoes. 




The bugs at Woolum Campground will likely be bad.  Be sure to bring bug spray and a bug net if you are hammock camping.

The only gear that we will bring on the water is the gear you need for the day float.  This includes lunch, water bottle, sunscreen, bailing buckets/sponges, etc.  Everything that goes in the canoe that you want to keep dry should be in a Dry Bag.  Garbage bags and Ziploc bags do not work as a dry bag.


Eat supper before you arrive on Friday. 

Patrol Cooking:  $12 CASH paid to Grub Master.

Plan for the following meals:

  1. Sat Breakfast
  2. Sat Lunch on the river
  3. Sat Supper
  4. Sun Breakfast
  5. Money for McDonalds (if time allows)


Low 50s high 75.  57% chance of Rain Friday Night