Hoosier Canoe & Kayak Club

SK: Land between the Lakes Paddle

  • October 18, 2019
  • October 20, 2019
  • Land between the Lakes, Kentucky

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Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area, Kentucky

October 18-20

Trip Sponsors: Linda Decker & Jim Heichelbech

We are just returning from a scouting trip to LBL.  This huge recreation area has 300 miles of undeveloped shoreline, newly developed Water Trails, abundant wildlife, designated birding spots with 30 pairs of nesting eagles, diverse camping opportunities, an elk & bison refuge, rich history and interesting shorelines. Fall colors should be at a peak during our event.  

Camping: We will stay in a primitive camping area called Pisgah Point. The only charge for each camper is $7.00 for a 3- night Basic Permit (can be obtained online, Welcome Station or at Gate of Hillman Ferry Campground). This location has a parking area, boat ramp, pit toilet and is a short walk-in to wooded campsites suitable for tent or hammocks. There are no picnic tables. Showers, water, ice & supplies are available at a campground 15 min away. 

Itinerary:  Arrival & departure day and time is optional based on your availability.

Thursday October 17     Arrive and set up camp

Friday October 18          Lake Barkley: Taylor Bay to Honker Bay Woodland Nature                                            Watch Area (10 mile round trip paddle)

In Honker Bay refuge area we can do a 2 mile (each way) woodland hike to the Woodlands Nature Watch Station & historical ruins of the Center furnace in the Hermatite Community  

Saturday October 19      Kentucky Lake: Campsite Launch to Duncan Bay Refuge Area (12+ miles)

Early launch for Eagle Watch. We can explore the bays and shoreline Evening: Visit the Elk & Bison Prairie. This time of year the elk have massive racks and can be heard bugling

Sunday October 20         Optional Day

  • ·        Paddle- Launch from campsite and explore North Kentucky Lake
  • ·        Hiking trails: Canal Loop Trails Variety of Loops 1-11miles
  • ·        Kentucky Dam & Locks and Visitor Center
  • ·        1850’s Working Farm
  • ·        Golden Pond Planetarium
  • ·        Elk & Bison Prairie

Directions:  Enter Land Between the Lakes from the North Route 24 to 453. 453 becomes 100 as you enter LBL. Turn on 111 and follow Signs to Pisgah Point Camping Area (gravel road).

Equipment:                     Standard kayak safety equipment.

Skill Level:                        Able to paddle above distances with possible wind.

Current Forecast:           Daytime High – Low 70s Nighttime Low- Low 50s

Updates will be sent prior to trip

 Questions or Register:   Register On HCKC site or contact Linda Decker   lsdecker@att.net

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