18-20Oct13: Moonlight Paddle on Barren River Lake: PLAN B2

  • October 18, 2013 · 5:00 PM
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Look like Bailey's has actually decided they are closed for the season.

We'll be camping at Walnut Creek Marina Campground on Barren River Lake to enjoy some fall weather and some full moon paddles. The charge is $10/night for basic sites, $13/night with water and electric. Primitive camping is at the circle at the end of the road. There is a water spigot there, and fire rings.

Location
Address: 2001 Walnut
Creek Rd, Scottsville, Kentucky 42164
GPS:[masked], [masked]
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Local Directions: From
town, NE 6.4 mi Hwy 31E, S 0.7 mi on Hwy 252 to CR-1855, E 2 mi (L)

On Friday, 18Oct13, the sun sets at 6PM CDT, which is when the moonrise starts, and then its dark at 6:30PM CDT, which is when the full moon begins! Barring clouds, that should be a great paddle night!  Bring lights for night time paddling.

Some will camp, some will not - do as you like. We'll be cooking out as much as possible, and you can paddle when you like where you like, and fish if you like.

I plan to be there mid-afternoon on Friday.

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  • Powell A.

    Y'all bring some firewood if you have it or can get.

    October 18, 2013

    • Powell A.

      me too, and duane. I'll have some charcoal and newspaper too.

      October 18, 2013

    • Maryellen S.

      Tracy had already gone through the woodpile and cleaned up a bunch of wood to bring...so sorry we didn't get to make it...I know it was fun and you know how I love lake paddling and moonlight paddling...there'll­ be a next time!!! :)

      1 · October 29, 2013

  • Powell A.

    Great trip! Thanks to all that made the Fabulous Friday Full Moon Paddle, and to Sally and Duane for making the Super Saturday Full Moon Paddle. And many thanks to Cam, Chris, Teri, and Dan for all the great food! I had so much breakfast yesterday that I skipped lunch adn dinner! :)

    2 · October 21, 2013

    • Teri

      We had a wonderful time, good people, good food, and lots of good firewood for the pyro-manic. We paddled again on Sunday and by the time we packed up the camp we arrived home around 8:30pm. Cam promises to come back to KY and do it again. Hope all will continue to laugh when you remember the 4:30 am wake up call by us two women

      4 · October 21, 2013

  • Christine M.

    Thanks for a great time. Also for the extra encouragement and gear to keep me staying and warm durning Sat. night. Look forward to seeing yous soon. Good food and friends all the way

    2 · October 21, 2013

  • Sally Watson F.

    Awesome moonlight paddles! I can't describe the beauty of the full moon shining through the mists on the shimmering water!

    1 · October 21, 2013

  • Powell A.

    Walnut Creek Campfground was good. I'd give it 4 stars. Private, quiet, pretty place - LOTS of dogwoods, and good water access. No permanent restroom facilities or showers. But it was fine for a long weeknd trip in cool weather. (Meetup didn't ask for a rating?)

    1 · October 21, 2013

  • Cathy

    Excellent!

    1 · October 20, 2013

  • Cathy

    Great moonlight paddle! Breakfast was the best. Thank-you everyone.

    1 · October 20, 2013

  • Ronnie G.

    We really enjoyed Friday nights paddle with everyone.. Thanks for putting it together Powell ... !!!!!

    1 · October 20, 2013

  • Ronnie G.

    Don't think Jean and I will now be able to camp but will be there to paddle sat evening and moonlite

    October 17, 2013

    • Ronnie G.

      Can't make it tonight... prob fish tomo and stay for the paddle tomo night..!!!

      October 18, 2013

    • Ronnie G.

      Now it will prob be tonite for us...lol prob best with the forecast being what it is..!!!

      October 18, 2013

  • dan b.

    I'll probably do some Dutch oven cooking. Breakfast and desserts are what I do best. Also glad to have other campers on B43.

    3 · August 27, 2013

    • Powell A.

      bourbon dark chocolate pecan pies in the oven!

      October 17, 2013

    • Cathy

      Powell sounds yummy. Working on hoppin John here

      October 17, 2013

  • Joe M.

    I'm a maybe now, I'll try and be there though. SUP in the dark!!!

    1 · October 17, 2013

    • Powell A.

      with a glowing skelton costume?

      October 17, 2013

  • Powell A.

    THIS IS THE MISCELLANEOUS THREAD.
    Please post all miscellaneous here.
    I'm going to do my best to get in some fishing time. Anybody want to join me?

    October 14, 2013

    • Powell A.

      as per main post: Primitive camping is at the circle at the end of the road. There is a water spigot there, and fire rings. I fyou want water and power beside you, that is your choice for $3/night more.

      October 17, 2013

    • Cathy

      Thank you for the information. I just wasn't sure if the whole camp ground was to be opened or only specific areas because the campground was being open especially for us when it is ordinarily closed. Will be a good time.

      October 17, 2013

  • Powell A.

    Just received call from RECREATION.GOV confirming that Bailey's is closed for season due to gov't shutdown and we will be getting refunds.
    Walnut Creek confirmed!

    October 17, 2013

  • Deborah P.

    Sorry I can't make this one will really miss Dans desert have a good time !!!!!

    October 16, 2013

  • Powell A.

    Duane and I will be working on another Plan B.

    2 · October 6, 2013

    • Sarah S.

      I still hope a resolution will be reached before the weekend. Would much rather camp Bailey's Point.

      October 15, 2013

    • Maryellen S.

      Sarah, see above comment...looks like Baileys is now officially closed for the season, so PLAN B is it, and it's gonna be great! The launch ramp is close by and it'll just be our group in the campground...lots of fun to be had and great memories in the makin'!

      October 15, 2013

  • Cam

    Hey Everybody,
    I'm excited to meet the group and go kayaking. Do you know if the Walnut Creek Campgrounds will have their facilities up. Bathrooms, shower ect...Just want to be prepared for anything!

    October 13, 2013

    • Duane L B.

      Sorry Cam no such luck. :( there are outhouses and water on site but that is going to be it. We were lucky to get to stay there at all.

      1 · October 13, 2013

    • Powell A.

      just as good as the Tailwater but more private!

      1 · October 14, 2013

  • Ronnie G.

    Hope they open back up before this event.... !!!

    1 · October 4, 2013

    • Maryellen S.

      Baileys point is federal / run by Corps; Barren River is state park.

      October 6, 2013

    • Ronnie G.

      Yep..!!!

      1 · October 6, 2013

  • Sally Watson F.

    I will be there Friday night.

    1 · October 2, 2013

  • Powell A.

    need just a few more for 20!

    1 · September 16, 2013

  • Sarah S.

    I have reserved B48. I think there is one spot left in section B as of this morning.

    1 · September 16, 2013

  • Ronnie G.

    Jean and i,, and maybe a guest are going to camp Friday and Sat nights...will be on B42 ... see ya there...!!!

    1 · September 16, 2013

  • Teri

    Reserved the last spot in section B, B52. Will bring a guest to paddle and campout with the group.

    3 · September 16, 2013

  • Sarah S.

    Not sure yet if I'll have guests, but will also try to reserve a campsite to share.

    August 30, 2013

  • Sally Watson F.

    I want to come out for a while Friday night - got to work early Saturday and Sunday. What kind of lights do I need?

    August 28, 2013

    • Ronnie G.

      Cool. I'm glad to know that Daniel. Appreciate it.

      1 · August 28, 2013

    • Sally Watson F.

      Thanks, everyone.

      1 · August 28, 2013

  • dan b.

    I've got B43 reserved which is next to B23.

    1 · August 27, 2013

    • Powell A.

      Ronnie - Please RSVP (plus any extras) if you are attending so we have a good count. Thanks.

      1 · August 27, 2013

    • Ronnie G.

      I thought I already had but I was doing it as you were asking...LOL

      August 27, 2013

  • Powell A.

    I just booked B47. (B23 was already gone). B[masked] and 50 are near to B47 and open. I cna have up to 6 people at teh site, and 2 cars parked there. I count for 1 tent and 2 people. I will bring a screen tent too. Can have 2 more tents, 4 more people there.

    1 · August 27, 2013

    • Powell A.

      okie dokie

      August 27, 2013

    • Ronnie G.

      Anyone is more than welcome to pitch a tent on our site if need be...!!!! B42 Friday & Sat nights

      August 27, 2013

  • Barbara R.

    Are there cabins, or anything like that, to rent nearby?

    August 9, 2013

    • Barbara R.

      What's the name of the state park? Thanks.

      August 27, 2013

    • Powell A.

      "Google" Barren River Lake => Barren River Lake State Park Resort. Please RSVP as attending if you are. Thanks.

      August 27, 2013

  • Christine M.

    Dan do you want to share a campsite? I will have my small tent again?

    August 27, 2013

  • Powell A.

    I'll check tomorrow and try to get two adjoining sites, hopefully on the water. Really wish The Narrows was still open then.

    August 26, 2013

    • Ronnie G.

      I checked a bit ago.... 23 with electric 32 without available,, all the ones close to water are pretty much filled...

      August 26, 2013

  • Christine M.

    Just looked for available campsites, not many left. Talking with a patient, she said, "that's one of the Halloween weekends". I'm not positive, still checking into it.

    August 26, 2013

  • Ronnie G.

    On the e-mail sent out for the fall meets this is posted for Sat the 19th.... ??? which is correct??

    August 10, 2013

    • Ronnie G.

      I see the 18th to the 20th in the heading now...!!! thanks..

      August 10, 2013

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