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(Overnight) Lake Drummond canoe/kayak camping

  • Mar 9, 2013 · 8:00 AM
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Join THOG for our 5th annual trip to the Dismal Swamp and Lake Drummond reservation. Lake Drummond is the largest natural lake in Virginia. It is only accessible by boat. This is an easy 4 +/- paddle up canals to the Lake Drummond reservation where we will set up camp. Sunset and morning paddles to the lake are "on your own," but historically, the whole group has gone!












Prior to signing up please read the following:

- You MUST bring your own kayak/canoe. THERE ARE NO RENTALS AVAILABLE AT THE PUT-IN SITE!!! If you rent a kayak or canoe from a local outfitter, you MUST be able to transport your boat to and from the put-in site!

- All participants must have their own camping gear AND water! There is no potable water at the campsite

- History has shown that it can get COLD! Be prepared for frosty conditions!

- THERE IS NO RSVP LIMIT per se as the campsite can hold quite a few people, however, please don't sign up unless you intend to go! THOG organizers DO PAY ATTENTION to which members who sign up and change their RSVP at the last minute!

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  • Justine

    The "me +3" carpool will be leaving Knightdale around 9am putting us at the launch site around noon. Bite to eat, then launch around 1pm after getting the boats unloaded, etc. looks like the plan!

    March 8, 2013

  • Carol R

    Steve and I will probably get there around lunchtime, eat a sandwich at the picnic table, and launch for a leisurely paddle out to the campsite. No rush unless we think it will be over run with scantily clad marines again ;-)

    March 5, 2013

  • bdodge

    It's 3+ hours from Raleigh, so leaving 8-9 means launching 11-12, plus time for stops and getting the boats in the water. I'll be coming from Hillsborough, so it will take me ~ 45 minutes longer, or more if I pick up people on the way. Anyone need a ride? How about planning to launch by 1PM?

    March 4, 2013

  • Cassie

    Leaving from Raleigh area at 8am or meeting there at 8am Saturday?

    March 4, 2013

    • Justine

      Hi Cassie. Typically, we all try to meet at a designated time and paddle together (sometimes, multiple launch times). In general, however, it would be leaving the Raleigh Area around 8 or 9am...

      March 4, 2013

  • bdodge

    I also have a 2 person tent, and will bring a cooler. Carol, Henry(riding in a camp chair, drinking beer, and "expositing" as is his wont), and I did the New River day trip in my canoe. I figure max load is about 600 pounds

    March 3, 2013

  • bdodge

    I have a canoe which I would share. Andrew, I could probably carry a kayak as well with a little adjustment.

    March 3, 2013

  • Carol R


    Hope you can make it!!

    February 26, 2013

  • Kari

    I would hate to miss it! I am going to see if I can switch work weekends :o)

    February 21, 2013

  • Carol R

    Nice kayak! Who is that? He is awesome!

    1 · February 20, 2013

  • Andrew L.

    I would like to come; I have a tandem kayak, but my car carrier solution isn't the greatest for highways.

    If anyone has a pickup truck, or some such, and is otherwise boat-less, I would gladly share my kayak were you to share your truck.

    February 17, 2013

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