Kayaking - Gunpowder at Dundee Creek


The address above is their official address but google maps will put you about 3/4 mile away. Use this link please and go to their Dundee location. They have two location on opposite sides of the park.


GPS coordinates to the parking lot

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Meet at the Ultimate Water Sports area in the marina at 9:45. We'll start kayaking at 10 when they open. I want to get there before the crowd and before it gets hot.

You can bring your own kayak and put in on the beach. They also rent kayaks for hourly and daily rates. Check the site for details. I think it is $20/hr for a sit-in kayak and $15/hr for a sit on top kayak. PFD and paddle are included.

The max they will charge you is for 3 hours. I plan to be out for a long time and make the best use of my rental cost. :)

This is a flat water kayaking event. There are two paths we can take. Head East then North to go around the peninsula and head toward the Hammerman Beach location. If we hug the coast it is about 12 miles of total distance. If we make a bee line it is about 10 miles and about 3.5 hours. We'll go as far as the group is comfortable and has time for. There is lots of great wild life to see on the way. Last time I saw an entire family of foxes this direction.

Or we can go South and meander along various coastlines that look to be inhabited and built up and make it to Middle River Airport. Also about 8-10 miles round trip.

Bring a hat, water, sunscreen and clothes you don't mind getting dirty and wet. And don't bring your phones. I bricked a $600 Galaxy Note 2 last week doing this.

There will be a post-kayak lunch at Double T diner at the intersection of Ebenezer and Rte 40.

This is cross posted with the 20s/30s hiking around Maryland group and the Cecil and Harford County Outdoor Enthusiast group.

I have set the RSVP limit to the max I am willing to lead by myself. If anybody else is an experienced kayaker and wants to help lead, let me know and I can add more RSVP spots.

This is also not intended for beginners since we are going for speed and distance (in other words exercise). But if someone is an experienced kayaker and wants to co-lead a slower group, let me know.

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  • patricia r.

    I'm leaving quite early to leave plenty of room for error but Is there a phone number in case I have trouble w/ the location?

    August 30, 2013

    • Wayne

      301-six 5 five-5327

      August 30, 2013

  • Marie

    Hello new to this app I would love to do this sounds so much fun !

    August 29, 2013

    • Trevor G.

      ... err.. hit enter too fast. hah. So RSVP and then show up at the time/place of the event!

      August 30, 2013

    • Marie

      Yes I'm out of town this weekend so I can not make it however the next one will aure to go bc this sounds like alot fun

      1 · August 30, 2013

  • patricia r.

    I would like a kayak that is stable but won't hold everyone up. I've been out about 8 times. Some of my experience was on the Gunpowder, Lake Michigan, Colorado River, ( on a very mild week). I am still a novice but love to go. A 12 would probably be fine. I am going to defer to your experience. Looking forward to meeting everyone.

    August 29, 2013

  • Wayne

    I need to let Dundee know what type of kayaks to pull down for the renters. I'll be going with a 14 foot sit inside kayak.

    Please let me know by close of business today what type of kayak you will want to rent.

    Sit on top - more stable but slower and makes a lot of noise in the water because of the hull shape. $15/hr

    Sit inside? If so, what size? 10, 12, 14' are the common sizes. Shorter is more stable but slower. $20/hr

    Please post ASAP or email me!

    August 29, 2013

    • Trevor G.

      My girlfriend tends to prefer the somewhat shorter sit-insides and I have no real preference. I've never had a huge problem with sit on tops or sit-insides. The only request on her part was "no fishing kayaks" hah. She had one a while ago that was really hard for her to paddle. She's a little short, so whichever one they have that they recommend for short people is probably good.

      The one she's liked the most so far was a Wilderness Systems Pungo 120 but she wants to try different makes and models. But the Pungo 120 sites really low in the water and a 220 length paddle both worked really well for her as a combination.

      If I'm able, I'll try to call and talk to them about which rentals they have.

      August 29, 2013

    • Trevor G.

      BTW.. as a side note... we did a 5 mile paddle in about 2.5 hours recently. That seemed close to my girlfriend's endurance level. I think she could do more but if the majority of the group wants to do 10 miles and fast, we can do our own thing and the rest of you guys can do the faster bit. Don't want to hold anyone back. Or if half the group wants to go fast and half wants to go slow, we can make two small groups.

      We're good with navigation and shouldn't have much issue going out and getting back to where we're supposed to be.

      August 29, 2013

  • Kenny T

    Wayne: I think we would like 2 14' kayaks. We've only been out once in a sit inside a few weeks ago. I can't remember the size - but they must have been 12' or 14'.

    August 29, 2013

    • Wayne

      Got it. Thanks for the quick reply. Anybody else?

      August 29, 2013

  • Jane B.

    I am so disappointed. I have family coming in so I will not be able to go. Hope every one has a great time.

    August 27, 2013

    • Wayne

      Bring the family Jane! :-)

      1 · August 28, 2013

  • Wayne

    Hi everyone. Just a quick reminder on my policy that if you have two no shows to my events you will be bumped out of a future event if there is a wait list. So please update your rsvp if your plans change and you cannot attend. Thanks and hope to see you all soon!

    August 28, 2013

  • Trevor G.

    Sounds like a ton of fun. My girlfriend and I just started kayaking and having some fun. Actually, I should have commented here before officially RSVPing.

    I wouldn't say we're complete novices, but we really haven't tested ourselves at a fast pace yet so not really sure how we'd do paddling hard for long periods. I think I might be ok but not sure about the girlfriend.

    If there are more die hard people who want to go, I'll remove the RSVP to make room. Maybe still come up and strike out on our own.

    Thoughts on pace, breaks, etc? Just curious what's typical for you guys.

    August 14, 2013

    • Wayne

      Trevor the last time I did this with a group of about seven people we covered about ten miles in a little over three hours. We had about four 5 minute breaks along the way. If the group gets large enough there is usually a slow group that meanders and then I break off with the faster group. I think there's a good chance that will happen again this time.

      August 15, 2013

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