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Let's play in the water at Philpott Lake! (kayak camping)

  • Aug 9, 2013 · 12:00 PM

T-HOGers:

Philpott Lake is in southern Virginia with an island accessible only by boat where campers can stay and play!

We will park at Salthouse Branch campground and paddle to Deer Island where we will set up our camp. Then- our only item on the agenda is exploring the lake and playing in the water!

There are no kayak rentals that I know of, so each participant must have his or her own kayak or canoe and carry all the necessary items for camping in the boat. We will be camping Friday and Saturday nights then coming back home on Sunday. There are pit toilets on the island and tent pads and firepits at each site (if I remember correctly). At Salthouse Branch there are showers we can use, too.   

The campsites at Deer Island are first-come, first-served so each person is responsible for making it to a site- there are 20 or 21 total sites on the island. (Max of 6 people per site)

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

If you wish to attend please answer the questions and sign up on the wait list (MAX of 8-10 participants) and you will be moved to attending if criteria are met. Each participant may be screened based on previous attendance and reliability.  

Please do not sign up and hold a space until you are nearly 100% sure you can attend-- thank you :o)

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  • A former member
    A former member

    I have a sudden cold that came on last night, but I hope to be able to make it there tomorrow. Apologies for how late my notification is.

    August 9, 2013

  • Kari

    Andy- Hello! as we are leaving tomorrow- this event is closed to new RSVPs.

    August 8, 2013

  • Andrzej/Andy

    I this on? I just signed up but will join on Saturday, as soon as I get the boat.

    August 8, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    sorry, cancelling due to conflict with job interview in Nashville TN on Monday (driving there on Sunday).
    hope the trip is great!!!

    August 6, 2013

    • Kari

      Too bad you cannot come Del! maybe next time

      August 6, 2013

  • bob

    I have two young men 10 and 12 with me who I feel would really enjoy such an adventure. Both have been with me on Class 1-5 rapids, camping, and are great companions and good swimmers. We have this last weekend together due to School (year round vs traditional) and if there is a way for us to participate, please advise. Thanks, Bob, Alex and David :)

    August 5, 2013

  • Donna K.

    This sounds like so much fun! I just joined THOG, so until I make another event, I guess I don't qualify for this one. Next time? But I do have a sit on top kayak with lots of storage for camping gear if someone wants to borrow it.

    August 4, 2013

  • Kari

    NOTE: Because this is an out of town event with a small group- participants must have attended at least 1 prior T-HOG event or have a reference from another organizer.

    August 3, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      bummer, well - I guess that counts me out. Have a good time

      August 3, 2013

  • Kari

    VERY short- you can see the island just across the water from the put in

    August 3, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    How long is the paddle fr salt house to deer island? Thanks

    August 3, 2013

  • Carol R

    Sounds like a great trip. My loss that I am out of town that weekend:-(

    July 29, 2013

    • Kari

      I wish you could come Carol!

      August 1, 2013

  • KRISTEN

    Great trip! Cannot make this date work but I will look forward to joining you another time. Mitch, I'll bring you a bucket:)

    July 30, 2013

    • Mitch

      Funny...just remember its yours to pack out!

      July 31, 2013

  • Betsy

    If this wasn't my Bear Island weekend I'd be all over this

    July 31, 2013

  • Leslie

    Wes, REI in Durham rents!!

    July 30, 2013

  • Wes

    Wish I owned a kayak, I would be up for this.

    July 30, 2013

  • Leslie

    Im not able to make this trip but REALLY hope it comes up again on the calendar!

    1 · July 30, 2013

  • Robert (a.k.a. Ranger B.

    Now this is exactly the kind of activity that i joined the group to be a part of since moving to N.C., combining my two favorite things... tent camping and kayaking!!! Too bad I have to be in Charlotte that weekend. :( Maybe this trip will come up again later in the fall or next spring with a little more notice.

    July 30, 2013

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