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Mockhorn Island Camping

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  • Eastern Shore NWR

    Ramp Road, Cape Charles, VA (map)

    37.129192 -75.954670

  • An overnight camping trip on Mockhorn Island.
    We will launch from Ramp Road in the Eastern Shore National Wildlife Refuge. Overnight parking is free and there is room for about 10 cars. There is no fee or reservations required on the island.
    The route to the intended campsite is around 6 miles and it includes about a 2.5 mile crossing of Magothy Bay. We will stop at an old farm at the halfway point .
    We will return Sunday morning around 10AM and we should reach our cars by 1PM.
    This trip is only for kayaks 14 feet and longer with dual bulkheads.
    Be sure to check that all your camping equipment will fit in your kayak. There is no freshwater on the island so be sure to bring at least 1 gallon of drinking water.
    Hopefully the bugs won't be too bad this time of year, but be sure to bring lots of insect repellant.

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Cancelled this due to weather and access. I doubt that I will be able to schedule another camping trip this year.

    October 9, 2013

    • Lianne

      Who knows what the weather will be like in November, Curtis. Thanks for putting this one up!

      October 10, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I suspect that this trip will be cancelled. The weather is not looking good for the weekend, and with the government shutdown we cannot get to the launch site. I will try to make a final decision by Wednesday.

    October 7, 2013

  • nicola

    My kayak is just under 14feet wild tsunami,is that ok? 13.5

    October 4, 2013

  • Jacob A.

    Would like to paddle with James Quitter please call Jacob[masked] or[masked]

    September 30, 2013

  • Lianne

    Anyone who would love to take care of my dog so I can go on this trip :-) ?

    September 6, 2013

    • Lianne

      She was a puppy in Katrina, not crazy about water and kayaks.

      September 30, 2013

  • Lianne

    I just paddled two days in this area and it was beautiful weather but rough water in 15-20 kn winds and straight rolling 2ft waves with white caps, and very confused water under the bridge with wind and tide (where I practiced my rescues). Several of those training for BCU 3 were exhausted from paddling in this area. Most of us wore dry suits. You need to have experience with capsizing and rescues with your loaded boat to make this a safe trip. Also be prepared to repair your boat, for example from oyster damage (i.e. a hole in your boat).

    September 30, 2013

  • Jacob A.

    my kayak is 12 feet wish to join seeking advice.

    September 6, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      A 12 foot kayak is not suitable for this trip. The conditions can get quite rough out there.

      September 28, 2013

  • James T. Q.

    I am still looking for an experienced second paddler for my Wilderness Systems Tandem for this trip.

    September 28, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I want to go next time I am in.

    September 18, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    This sounds like a fun trip! Definitely thinking about going on this one. Pencil me in too. I'll have a better idea if I can go within a couple of weeks.

    September 9, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    There is plenty of dead wood and driftwood around for campfires.

    September 6, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    There are trees at the intended campsite large enough for hammocks.

    September 6, 2013

  • David C.

    Hi Curtis, pencil me in for this. This sounds like a great trip. I’ve done my share of primitive camping so I have all the right gear. I took a trip up to the barrier islands last year but the wind put a damper on our float plan, so we got very little paddling in. I have a few general questions but nothing that can’t wait until we have a better idea on headcount. We're a few weeks out so I’ll be watching the site for any updates.

    September 5, 2013

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