Hoosier Canoe & Kayak Club

SK/CK Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area

  • October 08, 2020
  • October 11, 2020
  • Lake City Kentucky

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October 8-11, 2020

Trip Sponsors: Linda Decker & Jim Heichelbech

Last year we did our first trip to LBL. This huge recreation area has 300 miles of undeveloped shoreline, newly developed Water Trails, abundant wildlife, designated birding spots with 30 pairs of nesting eagles, diverse camping opportunities, an elk & bison refuge, rich history and interesting shorelines. Fall colors should be at a peak during our event.  

Camping:            We will stay in a Basic Camping Area called Pisgah Point. The only charge for each camper is $10.00 for a 3- night Basic Camping Permit (can be obtained online, Welcome Station or at Gate of Hillman Ferry Campground). This location has a parking area, boat ramp, pit toilet and is a short walk-in to wooded campsites suitable for tent or hammocks. There are no picnic tables. Showers, water, ice & supplies are available at a campground 15 min away. 

Itinerary:            Arrival & departure days and time are optional based on your availability.

Thursday October 8       Arrive and set up camp

Friday October 9             Lake Barkley: Taylor Bay to Honker Bay Woodland Nature  Watch Area (10 mile round trip paddle)In Honker Bay refuge area we can do an easy  2 mile (each way) woodland hike to the Woodlands Nature Watch Station (admission $7.00 and open 10-5pm) & historical ruins of the Center furnace in the                                 Hermatite Community  

Saturday October 10      Kentucky Lake: Campsite Launch to Duncan Bay Refuge Area (12+ miles)Early launch for Eagle watch.  We can explore the bays and shoreline. Evening: Visit the Elk & Bison Prairie. This time of year the elk have massive racks and can be heard bugling

Sunday October 11         Optional Day

  • ·       Paddle- Launch from campsite and explore North Kentucky Lake
  • ·       Hiking trails: Canal Loop Trails Variety of Loops 1-11miles
  • ·       Kentucky Dam & Locks and Visitor Center
  • ·       1850’s Working Farm
  • ·       Golden Pond Planetarium
  • ·       Elk & Bison Prairie

Directions:                       Enter Land Between the Lakes North Entrance

                                           Route 24 to 453. 453 becomes 100 as you enter LBL. Turn on 111 and follow

                                            Signs to Pisgah Point Camping Area  (gravel road).

Equipment:                      Standard kayak safety equipment.

Skill Level:                        Able to paddle above distances with possible wind.

Current Forecast:            Daytime High – Low 70s Nighttime Low- Low 50s Updates will be sent prior to Trip.

Questions or Register:   Register On HCKC site or contact Linda Decker   lsdecker@att.net

Covid-19 Safety:

To minimize the risk of spreading COVID-19, we will be following the HCKC Corona Virus Guidelines which includes maintaining social distancing. All participants should bring personal protection items such as face mask and sanitizer.

Please complete the Waiver/ COVID Screening Form the day prior to the event and submit to the Trip Sponsor/Lead ( include TEMPERATURE). Anyone experiencing symptoms of Covid-19 or direct exposure as detailed on the form, should not attend the event.

Links to the Corona Virus Guidelines and the Waiver/COVID Screening   can be found on the Sea Kayaking page on the HCKC site.



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