Diascund Creek Out and Back

This is one of my favorite Williamsburg-area paddles. Putting in at Liberty Baptist Church on Route 60 in Lanexa, VA has to be timed with the tides and respect to water levels. At best you’ll have about 1 foot of water at the launch, but the creek is so beautiful, it’s well worth doing the research.

We put in around 1:15 p.m. on Easter Sunday, April 21, 2019 and were back at the launch site by 4:00 p.m. The route is generally south – north, but it meanders a bit, so GPS is very helpful and I for one won’t do this creek without it. The creek meanders and the directionally challenged (like me) may end up paddling in circles without it.

The route includes paddling under a train trestle and an old pipeline. In Spring, the scenery is a nice blend of cypress swamp, dogwoods, mountain laurel, wide open creek, homes and private docks. We saw several large blooms of Wisteria this trip. From June to September this creek is well known for its stunning patches of American Lotuses. I plan on another trip this summer to see them.

Wildlife we saw this trip included turtles, ducks, geese, osprey, woodpeckers, a dragonfly, and lots of jumping fish.