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Kayak camping weekend

August 19 @ 6:00 pm - August 21 @ 3:00 pm

 

When- Aug 19-21, 2022

Cost – $325 per/person, $600 for couples

Location – High Falls, Crivitz, Wi

Limited spaces – Eight people

Ideal participants will be those who have previous kayak experience, or who have taken our Kickstart or Essentials class, and wish to have extended paddle time on the water.

 

 

About the location – Governor Earl Peshtigo River State Forest

This long, linear state forest borders some of the most beautiful and exciting sections of the Peshtigo River. Anglers know the river’s free-flowing portion for its excellent fly-fishing; paddlers brave the Midwest’s longest continuous whitewater rapids; and boaters can access more than 3,000 acres of flowage from 15 boat landings. The forest offers a family campground and boat-in campsites. Old Veteran’s Lake Campground is in a quiet, wooded setting, about 16 miles northwest of the village of Crivitz. The flowage is devised of two separate areas, Cauldron Falls and High Falls. Both areas have their own spectacular hideaways, bays, rock outcroppings, and some islands to explore. There are numerous water foul who frequent the area, and if lucky enough – one may see and hear a few loons.

Ever been intrigued in kayak camping? It is very similar to backpack camping – as far as what to bring, but one can pack a bit more and only rarely need to lift the the total weight.  What does one bring along, how to pack, where to pack it? We will answer these questions through a pre-camping live demo, which will be scheduled a month prior to the actual event (date to be set).  If you are not able to make the scheduled live presentation, we will record it.

This will be a kayak camp weekend, meaning- you will load the kayaks with your camping items at the boat launch, and paddle approximately a mile away.  We will be tent camping on one of the islands (two sites have been reserved). You will be sharing the camp site with others (there is plenty of room on both sites). Both camp sites are within walking distances to each other. Each site has a fire ring, picnic table, pit toilet, and camp bench. There is a kayak rack just off the water, and your camp site is about 50 feet away from the water.

What is scheduled for this weekend event:

Friday evening:

  • Meet at parking lot, load your kayak, paddle to island camp. Set up your tent/gear at the camp spot and go over expectations for next day.

Saturday:

  • Breakfast on your own, pack for lunch.
  • Get layout of surroundings of the day. Last minute needs from vehicles. Training –We will incorporate sessions of our kayak essentials/rescues classes into our paddle day. A basic navigation/chart reading class will be provided during the day, which will become very useful for the evening/night paddle.
  • Lunch at designated location
  • Evening return to camp. Meal made by us (Chili + side) Evening night navigation + paddle
  • Total paddle distance for the day 8 to 9 miles

Sunday:

  • Breakfast on your own, pack for lunch.
  • Paddle north beyond cars, check out bays and play
  • Lunch at designated location
  • Head back to cars/offload/ leave for home at 1500.
  • Total paddle distance for the day about 8 miles

 

What we will provide for this trip: kayak/pfd/paddle, white light headlamp, items needed for rescues, small waterproof bag, and navigation chart of area/compass. If bringing your own kayak, please let us know.

What you will need: Food (plates/utensils) , waterproof bags, clothing(dress for water temps), tent/sleeping bag/mat, bug juice, sun screen, towel, camp chair.

 

A full detailed trip scheduled will be emailed to participants, with location where to park.

 

Reservations are held with a deposit of $150 and a completed Participant Registration Form. Reservation fees are refundable until 30 days prior. The balance is also due 14 days prior.

Make $150 deposit to secure your spot. We will invoice you the balance due two weeks prior to event.

 

Pay entire $325 amount and reserve your spot.

 

Couples payment  $600.