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Join us for a Full Moon paddle at Banks Lake National Wildlife Refuge. This is a leisurely paddle around the refuge that lies in the Grand Bay–Banks Lake ecosystem. Come early enough to prep your boat so that we are on the lake promptly by 5:00 p.m. We usually see birds, bats and alligators. The sun will set at 5:32 p.m. and sunsets are usually spectacular. The moon will rise at 6:10 p.m. and if the skies are clear we will watch the full moon slowly rise above the tree tops and shine across the water.

You must have a light for your boat or some type of light to have on yourself (glow sticks work well, or head lamp, flashlight, etc.) so other boaters can see you in the dark. It will be totally dark after sunset. You must wear a PFD. A whistle is not required, but it’s a good idea in the dark. Mosquitoes can be bad at dusk so come prepared.

Kayaks are available to borrow but please let us know at least 2 days prior to the event.

This outing is free to WWALS members, and $10 for non-members. We recommend you support the work of WWALS by becoming a WWALS member today! For more information please visit our website: