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The lake was lower than I've ever seen it making the dock unusable for a launch because the water was a good four feet below the dock. Additionally, the low water made paddling interesting because there were a lot of stumps to avoid that are usually well under the water. This put something of a damper on the workout; with the blackwater of the lake the stumps just under the water are hard to see, and I didn't want to hit them at full speed.
Even with the low water, it was still a great paddle that provided the solitude I was seeking, and enjoyment of the slowly lifting fog, wildlife (waterfowl, osprey and an otter), and the glide of my canoe.
Enter the game land and follow the road until you reach the put in. The last 3 miles of the route is on a graded dirt/gravel road.