Caper’s island is 3 miles long and half mile wide (not counting the marsh) with and area of 1.6 sq miles. Marsh side landing opportunities will be limited to a dock on Schooner Creek, about halfway up the island. Beachside landings seem like the way to go here.
Here’s an overview of the paddle I have in mind. Definitely tide dependent.
For fishing, in addition to the marsh creeks there is Copahee Sound nearby. Check out this video if you’re curious as to what is out there. There is occasionally some discussion on the Charlestonfishing.com forums about this place.
Looks like hanging spots won’t be too hard to find. Take a look at the picture below, also check it out on Google maps. If that isn’t hammock hangs for days then I don’t know what is.
It doesn’t look like there is any fresh water there, so we’ll need to bring plenty. The impoundment at the south end of the island has a tide gate, so I imagine it’s at least somewhat salty. No facilities, the island is almost entirely undeveloped. Also the description from sctrails.com mentioned that while there are about 5 miles of trails on the island they may be overgrown, especially with poision ivy and poison oak. Also, much like Cumberland Island, bring PLENTY of insect repellent.
Paddle/ Electric Only, Probably not too crowded, and not too far away. A pretty good deal for a modest fee, although I’m not too keen on the limited hours. Eh?
CCWA Fishing Info
Upriver from the calm of the Dawson Forest Tract the Etowah River has a bit more character. It also has a scary / awesome tunnel.
back track to root websites for info other than Cumberland area
windfinder- pretty decent forecast
knots to mph conversion
iwindsurf: click features on the map for good easy-reading colorful info charts
fishweather. scroll down past the graphs to the text descriptions of conditions, further for the wind archives and monthly windy days stats
in-depth tide forcast
solid information. for instance “The outgoing tidal currents in the Cumberland Sound will be pushing you toward Amelia Island and the Atlantic Ocean, so you’ll want to monitor your ferry angle as you cross the Sound.”