Land between the Lakes trip Oct. 28

We are planning a trip to paddle the coast of the Land Between the Lakes Recreation area – Kentucky Lake and Lake Barkley – in Kentucky & Tennessee in late October-early November. 

This is a trip suitable for any paddler who can make some distance (average 17 miles a day).  We don’t expect to have any weather issues since the lakes are very protected, so any type of craft good for long camping trips would be suitable.  The total trip distance is about 85 miles. 

Proposed schedule:  Wed. Oct. 28:  travel.  Google maps says the trip takes about 9 hours.  Thurs. Oct. 29 – travel, shuttles, begin trip at Boswell Landing boat launch area, southwest end of the park.  Friday, Oct. 30 – Mon. Nov. 2:  travel around the entire coast, stopping at various campgrounds.  A couple campgrounds actually have hot showers!!!  Hiking opportunities, too.

Tues. Nov. 3 – end trip early in the day at Gatlin Point campground landing, southeast end of the park, drive home. 

Expect daytime temps 50-60 degrees, cold nights, and nice fall colors.  We checked all the hunting dates and timed the trip to avoid the hunting seasons. 

Let us know if you are interested! 

Todd & Linda  toddleigh@hotmail.com

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