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It took me about 2 hours to paddle the perimeter at an easy pace, taking in the scenery, checking out all the nooks and crannies, and enjoying the wildlife. Wildlife includes, mama deer w/ baby, eagles, geese,ducks, fish jumping just in front of the kayak, and a swan back in the reed portion of the lake.
Plenty of places to pull on shore and use the restrooms up on the trail if need be. Go early in the morning for better parking and a cool paddle. Things heat up around midday.
Once parked you have to carry your kayak down to the dock, approx. 200 yds, to launch after an inspection for mussels. This is a drinking water reservoir and they don't want the bay mussels to take over the reservoir. No problem, dry out all the hatches and cockpit of your kayak or canoe.
There are no motor boats allowed on this lake. Only rented rowboats, whitewater kayaks or pontoons, all with electric motors. NO WAKES at all. Very pleasant!
Get there early on the weekends (ie. 8 AM) and forget about holidays, very limited parking.
Kayak & Canoe Outriggers
Paddler's Truck Rack
Bent Shaft Canoe Paddles