The Lower Mississippi River Water Trail

depending on rainfall and river levels.  In a rising river the water will be pushing eastward into the pass.  In a falling river it will be running westward out of the pass.  In a steady river there will be no motion.  Rainfall over the lake will have a minimal affect on the same, unless Lee Lake just happens to experience one of those Delta torrential downpours so carefully localized that 2-3 inches of rain falls only over the lake and its immediate drainages.   But this would be rare to the utmost.  Paddle quietly up the Lake Lee Pass for bird and wildlife sightings.  The water will clear out eventually and you will be able to see the turtles, gar, sturgeon, paddlefish, catfish, buffalo, and others that had been previously concealed by the muddy waters.


Lake Lee Public Boat Ramp


Short narrow concrete ramp into Lake Lee off the levee.  Doesn’t reach water below 20GG.  Access to the Mississippi only in medium and high water levels.  Cut off in low water.  Land connection is from Hwy 1 eleven miles south of Greenville and over the levee on Riverside Road.  Grassy parking area, but don’t leave your vehicle overnight.


Options for Paddlers Below Greenville Bridge near American Bar and Lake Lee


After flying below the Greenville Bridge downstream canoeists and kayakers can stay main channel for a ten mile straight shot down to the Kentucky Bend, or follow the American Cutoff behind Lakeport Towhead.  Further Exploring is possible behind Walnut Point at medium or high water, with a remarkable safari through the Lake Lee Pass. 


Main Channel

Stay main channel for a ten mile straight shot down to the Kentucky Bend going with the strongest flow which is found almost continuously middle and then slowly edging left bank over the distance of about ten miles.


American Cutoff behind Lakeport Towhead

If the river is higher than 30 on the Greenville Gauge you can slide behind Lakeport Towhead and through the American Cutoff.  Slow flow at medium water (2mph), good flow (maybe 3mph) at high water.  If you find connection at low water  be ready for a long flat water paddle behind the island.


Walnut Point Chute

Look for the opening in the forest at RBD 525 above the first of the Walnut Point Dikes.  This delightful channel meanders through tattered forests (that look like they’ve been recently logged or thinned).  If the Chute becomes clogged with driftwood towards the 

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Middle Mississippi & Bluegrass Hills / Bootheel 195-0, 954-850 ST. LOUIS TO CARUTHERSVILLE
Chickasaw Bluffs 850 – 737 CARUTHERSVILLE TO MEMPHIS
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Middle Delta 663 – 537 HELENA TO GREENVILLE
Greenville to Lake Providence
Greenville, Mississippi  
Greenville Accomodations and Restaurants  
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Greenville Boat Ramp  
Greenville Harbor  
537 LBD Warfield Point Park
537 LBD Old Warfield Point Boat Ramp
537 LBD New Warfield Point Boat Ramp
537 LBD New Warfield Point Boat Ramp
534 LBD Vaucluse Landing
531.5 RBD Sunny Side Landing
530.7 LBD Greenville Bridge
529 – 525.5 LBD Lakeport Towhead / American Bar
525 LBD American Cut-Off / Lake Lee
Lake Lee Public Boat Ramp  
Options for Paddlers Below Greenville Bridge Near American Bar and Lake Lee  
Lake Washington  
523 – 520 RBD Island 68
519 – 515 RBD Kentucky Bend
515 – 512 LBD Leota Bar / Cracraft Chute
514 – 512 RBD Worthington Cutoff, Matthews Bend, Grand Lake, Island 88
512 RBD (And Up Back Channel) Grand Lake Landing Boat Ramp
510 – 506 RBD Cracraft Bar
Paddler’s Choices Through Cracraft Chute & Sarah’s Cutoff  
Entering Louisiana  
503.5 RBD Bunch’s Cutoff
503 RBD Chute of Old River Lake
505 – 502 LBD Corregidor Bar
500 – 495 RBD Wilson Point Bar
496 LBD Tennis Court Landing
Vicksburg Gage  
Water Levels and Dikes  
494 – 487 LBD Baleshead / Stack Island / Ben Lamond
Two Stack Islands?  
Lake Providence  
Lake Providence Landings  
Paddler’s Choices in the Mayersville – Lake Providence Area  
487 – 481 LBD Shipland Wildlife Management Area
Lake Providence to Vicksburg
Vicksburg Gage  
Water Levels and Dikes  
Water Levels and Dikes  
Lake Providence  
Lake Providence Landing  
Paddler’s Choices in the Mayersville – Lake Providence Area  
487 – 481 LBD Shipland Wildlife Management Area
480 – 474 Fitler Bend
471 – 465 Arcadia Point Bar / Cottonwood Bar
Paddler’s Routes Arcadia Point Bar / Cottonwood Bar  
462 – 459 RBD Willow Island
461 LBD Chotard Lake Terrapin Neck Cutoff
Laney’s Landing  
459 LBD 2010 F-4 Tallulah – Yazoo Tornado
458.8 LBD Eagle Lake Pass
458 LBD Tara Landing
457 RBD Madison Parish Port and Public Boat Launch
Bluz Cruz Kayak and Canoe Race  
Willow Island, Chotard Lake, and Eagle Lake: Paddler’s Routes  
458 – 449 Milliken Bend
449 – 445 RBD Sparta Island
449 – 445 RBD Marshall Cutoff
446.5 LBD Paw Paw Chute
The “Heart of the Darkness” Tour  
Around Paw Paw to Forest Home Chute  
Paw Paw to Vicksburg Via the Yazoo  
Steele Bayou Control Structure  
What Are the Paw Paws  
Paw Paw Chute / Sparta / Brown’s Point: Paddler’s Routes  
445 – 442 Brown’s Point
444 Brown’s Point Fault Line
441 – 438.5 RBD Delta Point Bar
Habitat Restoration on the Lower Miss  
438 RBD King’s Point / Secret Entrance Into Lake Centennia
437.7 LBD Mouth of the Yazoo River
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Looking Downstream  
Loess Bluffs 437 – 225 VICKSBURG TO BATON ROUGE
Atchafalaya River 159 – 0 SIMMESPORT TO MORGAN CITY
Louisiana Delta 229 – 10 BATON ROUGE TO VENICE
Birdsfoot Delta 10 – 0 VENICE TO GULF OF MEXICO