Laurel River Lake, KY Oct. 8-10
This year we are trying out a new location for HCKC, Laurel River Lake. Laurel River Lake is a 19-mile-long reservoir with numerous fingers and a sandstone shoreline accessible by kayaks. It is considered one of the clearest and most beautiful lakes in Kentucky. It is located in the Daniel Boone National Forest. Nearby cities are London and Corbin.
The main paddle day will be Saturday, Oct. 9. The plan is to also offer a Friday afternoon paddle and a Sunday morning paddle. More information about where to meet will come later. Attendees should be comfortable lake paddling about 10 miles where some wind and waves may be encountered. If there is enough interest from those with touring/sea kayaks, they may select a different route than the canoe/kayak group; if not, those with the longer boats are welcome to join the canoe/kayak group. The canoe/kayak group will not travel as fast or as far, but all should have a good time.
IF YOU ARE INTERESTED, PLEASE MAKE YOUR CAMPING RESERVATIONS ASAP. Campgrounds have been filling up early this season. The group will be staying at Holly Bay campground, reservations are available at https://www.recreation.gov/camping/campgrounds/232259. There will be group campfires in the evening to socialize – we will see who has the best site for this after arrival.
Several launch sites require passes which cost $3/day or $5/3days. You can purchase passes at gas stations and marinas. This is good for any of the area pay ramps. PFDs are required to worn while on the water.
Mariann Davis did an on-shore scout of the area and made an excellent write up. Here is a link for those interested in more information: Laurel River trip.pdf Please email me email@example.com if you have questions.
During all scheduled club activities, we will follow CDC and Local Mask and Social Distancing Guidelines.
Participants are expected to withdraw from the event if experiencing symptoms or if in a quarantine status