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LAUREL LAKE Full Moon kayaking event
It’s summer! Join us on a Laurel Lake kayaking adventure
Laurel Lake is part of the Daniel Boone National Forest
The lake provides 5,600 acres of deep, clear water and miles of tree-lined shore, making it one of the most scenic lakes in Kentucky. Not only that! Cumberland Falls is part of this grand national park! With the full moon out, It will be prime “Moonbow” at the falls which is only 46 minutes from our campground. An additional trip option for those who are even more adventurous, not to mention darn curious about a “Moonbow”!
The Lake: In 1960, Congress authorized construction of a dam on the Laurel River 2.3 miles above its confluence with the Cumberland River. The dam created a 5,600 acre lake.Construction of the dam, by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, began in December of 1964 and Laurel River Lake was impounded in 1974. The dam's power plant was completed and began producing electricity in 1977.
Cumberland Falls: Known as the "Niagara of the South," the 125-foot wide curtain of water is dramatic day or night. But it's only at night during a full moon that you can see the moonbow, a phenomenon not found anywhere else in the Western Hemisphere. The Cumberland River ,from the falls, flows into the Laurel River which then turned into Laurel Lake.
19 9:30pm - 11:30pm
20 9:30pm - 11:30pm
21 10:00pm - 12:00am
22 10:30pm - 12:30am
23 11:00pm - 1:00am
White Oak Boat-In Campground is one of two boat-in campgrounds on Laurel River Lake. It is accessible by boat or by a foot trail which begins near Marsh Branch boat ramp. $10 per person for two nights. Includes fire wood. We have a backup reserved group campsite at Craig's creek. The boat-in sites are first come, first serve only, so if we do get these I will refund the difference of your $10.
Most of those campsites are located near the water's edge and there are moorings near each site. The sites are spaced far enough apart to provide a sense of seclusion. Sites have a tent pad, picnic table, fire ring and lantern pole. Water, and vault toilets are centrally located. There are no flush toilets or showers. Accessible by boat or via 1 mile walk to campground parking; a little further for Marsh Branch Boat Ramp. Note: There is a three mile hiking trail that connects to the campground and more trails close by and hiking in and around the Cumberland falls as well.
Saturday 7/20 - 10:30 a.m. Marsh Branch Boat Ramp. Waivers collected, (see below) There is a daily fee to park at the boat ramp parking lot. $3 daily or $5 for three days per vehicle. You will need to pick up your pass at "Saddlebrook Outdoors" Store. It is on the way down to Marsh Ramp road (774). "Saddlebrook Outdoors" 543 Laurel Road (Rt 192), London, KY 40741-8208 (Another way to GPS your way down) open from 7 a.m. - 7 p.m. Sunday 1p.m.-6.
Liability Waiver – by joining in this event you are acknowledging that you have read and agree to abide by the Tri-State Kaykers liability waiver. You can find this waiver in the Files section of the Tri-State Kayakers web site. http://www.meetup.com/Tri-State-Kayakers/pages/Legal_Waiver
From I-75, take London exit 38 and travel west on KY 192 for 12 miles. Turn left (south) on Forest Service Road 774. Go 2 miles to the Marsh Branch Boat Ramp. Boaters will travel approximately one mile south to the campground.
Latitude : 36.99031943 Longitude : -84.22939666 Elevation : 1040
http://www.fs.sda.gov/recarea/dbnf/recreation.recarea/?recid=39592 For satilite map image and DBNF website showing Laurel Lake, type in above site address.