ALL TIMES FOR THIS MEETUP ARE Central Daylight Time!
Kayak camping, with the convenience of being close to your car if you forget something or need to make 2 trips to carry gear, but far enough away to gain the experience to do longer trips.
This is a beginner's self-supported kayak or canoe camping trip on Dale Hollow Lake. Put in at the Dale Hollow State Park Ramp, paddle to a semi-primitive camp site (pit toilet, no potable water) within 1.5 miles from the
ramp (top picture, State Line Island is the one on the left) and camp one or two nights (South side of State Line Island, camp site 20A - West of 20B which is shown below, I think). Paddle day trips on the lake.
Car campers can make their own arrangements and stay at the State Park Campground, non-campers at the lodge, and hook up with the group Sat and Sun morning for day trips on the lake.
Possible earlier start time for some that want to paddle on Friday. Don will be there at say 10:00AM CDT, but at 6:00 PM CDT there will be a last chance paddle if you want a guided trip from the ramp to the camp site. Must be packed, boat on the ramp, and ready to paddle at 6:00CDT so we can get to the camp site before dark.
Highly recommend you view the "Kayaking and kayak camping checklist" in the Discussions, practice packing your gear ahead of time in the proper number and size dry bags for things that need to stay dry, and attend the Kayak Camping Equipment and Packing Demo Meetup on Sept 6th or 7th. Those that camp on the lake must be able to take their own supplies - food, water, cooking stove and implements, sleeping bag, sleeping pad, tent, etc., etc., etc. unless someone brings a support boat, or has a canoe with extra space.
Liability Waiver - By joining in this event you are acknowledging that you and your guest(s) have read and agree to abide by the Bluegrass Canoe and Kayak liability waiver. You can find this waiver on the Bluegrass Canoe and Kayak web site, at:
If you do not agree with said liability waiver, don’t show up!