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im just wondering if a truck and atv are needed for sullivan stretch. or if its possible to get there with a car?
 

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The camp is a long way from the river - you could get a car to the camp but nowhere close to the river..... I would recommend a wheeler if you've got one and a truck at minimum.....there is a wheeler trail that runs along 3/4 of the stretch so you'll be able to cover a lot more water with it....you can get a truck down to the river at the top of the stretch. Good luck!

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You can access from Sea Trout Pools to Cameron by means of a trail running parallel to the river, but you need an ATV. There is a trail from ther camp to the river at Sea Trout Pool. If you have a good (tough) truck with good road clearance you can access from Sea Trout to Sullivan Pools. The trail gets too small for a truck after that, but it's fine for an ATV. You can walk the ATV trail from Sullivan to "Unnamed Pool"; about 400-5oo yds fuirtgher on. When the trail takes a sharp short drop with a sharp right hand turn at the end , walk up the trail, maybe 150 feet until you find a spot big enough to park an ATV on the left side of the trail. There is a trail in back of this parking spot which leads down to the river at Unnamed Pool. I think this is the best pool on the stretch.

This pool was known as Sturgeon Pool in 1995 when they opened up the stretch, but DNR doesn't like that name now, and calls it Unnamed Pool.

There's an ATV trail from Cameron which leads back to the camp. You have to go up,... way up, until you get to the height of land, and you can see where to go after that to get back to camp. The road maps DNR supplies should help. It's not real obvious trying to find it the other way unless you've been there before.

If you have a car only, you can drive to the top of the hill at the Sea Trout end, then walk down. If it's dry you could probably get to the bottom of the hill. I'd leave the car, walk down, then decide if you want to try to drive it. At the bottom the trail is too rough and rutted for a car.

Good luck!
 

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so your saying it would be possible to go to this place with only a car? roughly how long would it take to get to the first pool from where you can leave a car? 1hr or so?
 

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FROM CAMP TO SEA TROUT POOL - TOP OF STRETCH

The trail to this end is at right angles from the road leading in to the camp, and starts at the camp.
The camp is approximately 1-1/2 miles from the river and located about 100+ meters above the river level. It would take about 5 minutes to drive to the top of the hill, on the Sea Trout Pool end of the sretch (top end). If you have only a car, drive to the top of the hill and then put on your waders and walk down. It's about one km ( 1/2 mile) down to the river from the top of the hill. On your way down, decide if you want to drive down the next time.

After that, you are on your own. I don't know what condition the main trail to Sea Trout is like today. In previous years I felt a car ot pickup truck with good road clearance could make it. A 4WD vehicle definitely could. If the trail is wet,leave the car or truck at the top of the hill.

I was last there 2 years ago. I've had this stretch 7 or 8 times since 1995, when it opened. I use an ATV. In 1995 I had a Jeep Cherokee and camped on the river at Sullivan Pool. There was no camp until 1997. The trail was good then, but it's seen a lot of wear and tear in the intervening years.

CAMERON POOL END- LOWER END

It you follow the road that brought you in to the camp, it will lead to the lower end of the stretch. There are lots of sharp rocks as you progress down this trail and I would drive real slow when you get to this part of the trail. Eventually you get to the ATV trail, but it is not that readily visible unless you've been there before. This trail is shorter than the one at the other end, but steeper. DNR might have a sign or marker now, but they didn't 2 years ago. In 1995, I took a Jeep Cherokee down the ATV trail to the Cameron Pool, but I wouldn't do that today. It's OK if you have an ATV. If you walk, it is quite steep.

If you are on foot, don't drag a case of beer with you on the lower end of the stretch. Read the Log Book in the Camp for the whole story.
 
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