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Dale Hollow Kayak and Canoe Camp

  • Oct 28, 2011 · 6:30 PM
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After work Friday head down to Dale Hollow lake for a weekend of kayak camping.

Launch from the Kentucky state park side, and the first night we will camp on Tennessee Island.  Sat am will will pack up and head west 4-5 mile to another island.  

Pics from last year:  http://www.louisvilleareacanoeandkayak.org/photos/1120180/

This will be kayak/canoe camping. There is no access to the camps from land.  I will be taking care of the permits.

Bring all that you will need in one boat load.

Park and launch @  36°[masked]'N by  85°[masked]'W  This is NOT the state park marina, just a public boat ramp.

First night we will camp @  36°[masked]'N by  85°[masked]'W on Tennessee island/state line island.

Sat night we will camp @  36°[masked]'N by  85°[masked]'W  this is Goat Island, there are no goats that I know of.

All positions are in format Hdd mm.mmm  Datum WGS 84.

If you are not great at navigation and the use of navigation equipment I suggest you stay with the group and be on time. Keeping you from getting lost is not my responsibility.

REMEMBER:  Your life jacket is a life saver - but only if you wear it!

Life jackets are the best insurance you can have if you’re on or around the water - though unfortunately many of us don’t take them seriously enough.  The fact is, simply wearing a life jacket can save swimmers as well as non-swimmers who are suddenly in the water and may be unconscious, fatigued, in shock, inebriated, surprised, panicked - or all of the above.  Be sure you have the proper type of life jacket and wear it:  once you’re in the water, it may be too late to think about putting it on.


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  • Jim K

    Dammit! How did we/me miss this one?
    http://www.paddleadventuresunlimited.com/
    What are these folks doing on our lake anyway?
    Looks like a fine time.

    May 4, 2012

  • Paul R

    And also a big thank you to Jim, Mark, and Andy for getting to the campsite early and getting a fire going for those of us who didn't make it down until long after dark.

    November 2, 2011

  • Jim K

    ...and thanks Nate for taking the time and effort to put this together. :)

    1 · November 2, 2011

  • Kevin

    Great trip, Thanks Nathan and all who braved the weather,
    We had a great weekend!

    November 1, 2011

  • Jim K

    Great place, people, and trip!!!
    Wanted to stay longer..:)

    October 31, 2011

  • Mark M

    Great place, great folks, great time, Blivet!!!!!

    October 31, 2011

  • Mike R.

    Simply BLIVETous :)

    October 30, 2011

  • Paul R

    5 out of a possible 5 Blivets for this trip. The lake was beautiful, the trees were getting close to peak color, awsome sunny weather (cold temps at night), bald eagles, loons, great company, and a 5 liter blivet. Top notch weekend in my book.

    October 30, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    Had a great time!

    October 30, 2011

  • Nate G

    Blivet!

    October 30, 2011

  • Nate G

    In town right now, launching when we get there. Can you be close to us? Call me. [masked]

    October 28, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    When are you planning to launch?If you are going to be gone already when we get there there's not much point in us coming...

    October 28, 2011

  • Nate G

    WE left at 615, heading to the lake. State park rd, burksville ky. Catch up.

    October 28, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    on our way!

    October 28, 2011

  • Mike R.

    I'm leaving work now. Heading straight there. See you all down there.

    October 28, 2011

  • Jim K

    Yeah...It's all good!..and will be. :)
    Signing off for the weekend.

    October 28, 2011

  • Kevin

    YES, Throwing it all in and what wont fit, will leave behind....Know exactly what ya mean Jim...! this really ought to be easier all things considered!

    October 28, 2011

  • Nate G

    Ill call on 16 when we get to the ramp.

    October 28, 2011

  • Jim K

    Copy...do not travel east at this time. :)
    Copy short bus commentary.
    Understand that we will find the site and prob/might paddle back to hang with you guys for your trip over. Will have cell with, and marine vhf monitoring ch 16 and 72 after 2130 hrs. at the latest.

    1 · October 28, 2011

  • Paul R

    According to the Dale Hollow map, campsite B is at about the 5 o'clock postion on the island, but I have no idea how accurate the map is.

    October 28, 2011

  • Paul R

    I'll be driving the short bus with the short boat.

    1 · October 28, 2011

  • Nate G

    Do not go east. Go around the west side by trooper island..... The east may not be passible due to lowvwater and mud.....

    October 28, 2011

  • Nate G

    Wifes car got destroyed today in an accident. Have a slight transportation issue. Working on figuring this out. Why can't 1 damn thing go my way!!!!!

    October 27, 2011

  • Paul R

    Weather Forecast:
    Friday night--Cloudy w/ lows in the mid-30's
    Saturday--Sunny w/ high in the mid to upper 50's, low in lower 30's
    Sunday--Sunny w/ high of 60

    October 27, 2011

  • Mike R.

    And the flies keep dropping. I'm still coming though :)

    1 · October 26, 2011

  • Jim K

    ...and jerky is in the pile. :)

    1 · October 26, 2011

  • Jim K

    ...and should throw a handheld compass in your "to go" pile if not already there...so we can play around with the same if ya want. I used to teach this stuff in another life... :)

    October 26, 2011

  • Jim K

    I found a pretty good map/chart for Dale Hollow this evening at a bait store.
    Bought all 3 that they had. :)
    I like working with map and compass as much as possible.
    I'll have one extra along with me for whomever wants it. ($4.00), or free for use.
    Those of you living near the boat stores near River Rd. might want to check with them to see if they have Dale Hollow Lake map/charts. They are more readily available than one might think.

    October 26, 2011

  • Paul R

    Nate,
    How many people does the hot tub on Goat Island hold? Also, is the cabin heated?

    October 26, 2011

  • Nate G

    that first camp, the position is off my 400 feet. You need to go a football field and a half to the east.

    October 25, 2011

  • Nate G

    its a bunch of paddling to the second island, and I imagine you will have a bunch of gear, but if you can squeeze a dog in the yak, who am I to stop you. Yes, bring a headlamp. It will be dark.

    October 25, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    I have a couple more questions: Should we plan on bringing lights for out boats for Friday night's paddle? Sounds like we will be out a bit late. Also, is it ok to bring a well-behaved small dog who will be wearing her life jacket?

    October 25, 2011

  • Paul R

    Don't forget the Mingua Bros jerky.

    October 25, 2011

  • Jim K

    Am in a packing gear conundrum. I thought that I had this this squared away a while back, but screwed up somewhere. I have piles of gear all around me and one little.. "This Is Going For Sure", pile. It is a lonely looking roll of tp in a baggie, one each small folding chair, and a folding wood saw. It will only get better. ;)

    October 24, 2011

  • Mike R.

    Beer is good. Now you're getting me motivated :)

    1 · October 24, 2011

  • Nate G

    Paul and I are gonna canoe it. Comfy ride all be it a hair bit slower. I roll about[masked] mph in a canoe loaded. We should be fine for a nice afternoon paddle to the second island. Can't wait to set up camp and hit the cold beers.

    October 24, 2011

  • Jim K

    Nate thanks for your concern. We will be fine.

    1 · October 24, 2011

  • Jim K

    Thanks Mark. Look forward to it. Dunno why some of these folks are dropping...
    It's only 1 mile and then 4 miles more from the vehicles. We are going to have some fun and paddle in a sweet bit of water.

    1 · October 24, 2011

  • Mark M

    No prob Nate, Downloaded the co-ords into the new-fangled GPS thingey and I'm good. And again looking forward to seeing you guys again.

    October 24, 2011

  • Nate G

    Hope yall find camp ok, I ain't looking for anyone.

    October 24, 2011

  • Mark M

    Just an FYI/FWiW, plan to leave Lville Fri, 2-3:30pm, if that works for anyone's carpool/caravan plans. Got some room if anyone needs a ride.

    October 24, 2011

  • Paul R

    I bet word leaked out that I snore.

    2 · October 24, 2011

  • Mark M

    Their loss brother. I'm there. Lookin forward to it. Appreciate ya putting this together.

    1 · October 24, 2011

  • Nate G

    People are dropping like flies off this meetup, didn't expect that.

    October 24, 2011

  • Kevin

    Hurry up friday! : )

    1 · October 24, 2011

  • Jim K

    Good info.
    Thanks Nate, Paul.

    October 21, 2011

  • Nate G

    Http://www.lrn.usace.army.mil/op/dal/rec/dal_maps/DAL_Primitive_Camping_Guide.pdf http://www.lrn.usace.army.mil/op/dal/rec/dal_maps/DAL_Primitive_Camping_Guide_Back.pdf

    Our permit for Fri night is 20 B Our permit of Sat night is 8

    October 21, 2011

  • Nate G

    Andy, sorry. Forgot, call me. [masked]

    October 21, 2011

  • Andy T.

    NATE, Did you see my post from yesterday morning? Any reply?

    October 21, 2011

  • Nate G

    If you have a pre existing condition that my require advanced medical care in short order, I suggest that you rethink coming on this trip. State police have a constant patrol during warm months but are further away in the cooler time of the year.

    October 21, 2011

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