Looking for a fun summer family float trip, and we're considering Birch Creek. I've read all of the threads in the Float Hunting section, but, we're not planning to hunt. Just float, (swim?), camp and relax. Maybe fish, if there's anything fun to catch?
So, how's this stream in July? (Better in June or early August?)
Are water levels usually high enough for a loaded cat-a-raft?
Boat launches and take-outs easy or rough?
Are there any swimming holes with relatively warm water for the kids?
How is the fishing during the summer months?
How are the recreational crowds and availability of campsites during the summer?
How many days will it take to float from put-in to take-out?
I know that it's a Wild & Scenic River with motor restrictions. But, I've also heard that after you come out of the hills, motors are allowed on the lower flat portion. True or not?