Nelson Lake is a quick 3.5 mile long secluded journey that begins with a carry. The carry leads you up the Middle Branch and into Nelson Lake. Along the way, you may need to use your paddle to brush the weeds out of the way, once you’re past this, you will find yourself on the scenic Nelson Lake. If you paddle to the far end of the lake, there is a slab of bedrock that slips into the water. Paddlers are able to jump out at this point to stretch their legs and take in the beautiful surroundings.