To find other opportunities to kayak local rivers and lakes, or to make new paddling friends, please check the following kayak adventure club websites for their calendars:
Paddle Adventures *Plus: http://www.meetup.com/Nashville-kayak-group/
Tennessee Scenic Rivers Association: http://www.paddletsra.org/
Oklahoma Flatwater Paddlers: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/flatwaterpaddlersoklahoma/
CURRENT RIVER - EMINENCE, MO
TUESDAY, June 18th - SUNDAY, June 23rd , 2019
We'll be going on our annual Current River trip on Tuesday, June 18th ~ paddling Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday, and returning home on Sunday, June 23rd. We'll be paddling the upper portions of the Current River again this trip, although the routes for each day are yet to be determined. Most of us will be staying at Shady Lanes Cabins in Eminence, Missouri (573-226-3893 ~ this is a very nice place, and their rates are reasonable). Others will be staying in cabins at The River's Edge or camping across the river at the Circle B campground (links to these businesses are listed below, and also on our River Info page). The following photos are from some of our previous Current River trips.
2019 END OF SEASON
PERCY PRIEST LAKE
Date: Saturday, September 28th
(Rain Date TBD)
1:00 P.M. - 3:00 P.M.
(NOTE: There is a fee to park in the
Elm Hill Rec area. If you don't want
to pay the fee, you can put in at Hamilton Creek
and paddle over to join us)
We'll end our kayak season with a paddle at the Elm Hill/Safe Harbor Public Use Area on Percy Priest Lake. We'll paddle our kayaks out to Luau Island & enjoy the beautiful day with a refreshing swim (weather permitting) then paddle back to Elm Hill. Afterwards, for anyone who wants to participate, we'll be going to LaHacinda Mexican restaurant for a late lunch/early dinner (located in the Food Lion shopping area on Bell Road). We are doing this instead of the Luau party this year, since several key people have injuries to legs and ankles, making it difficult to put the party together. We look forward to starting up again in Spring 2020 (the official start date will be posted as the time gets closer, but it'll probably be sometime in mid-May), and we invite anyone who's interested in kayaking to join us then...
Due to low attendance over the past couple of years and increased weekday traffic, Paddle & Pig has been permanently moved to Sunday afternoons. We can't commit to meeting EVERY Sunday of the season, but Carol will send out an e-mail every week, letting attendees know if it's a GO or NOGO for the following Sunday. On "GO" weeks, we will be meeting Sunday afternoon (weather permitting), around 3:00, and paddling off around 4:00 p.m., continuing through early October, at Hamilton Creek Sail Boat Marina on Percy Priest Lake (weather permitting).
NOTE: If you're not on our e-mail list, please go to our "Contact Us" page and use the link to send us your e-mail address, so you'll be added to our list.
DIRECTIONS: Take I-40 E to exit 219 (Stewarts Ferry/Bell Road). Follow Bell Road to Hamilton Creek (approximately 4 miles). The entrance is on the left, not far after you pass the stop light at Woodland Point. After turning left into Hamilton Creek, you will take the next left (at the gate).
CAUTION: The speed limit in Hamilton Creek is 20 mph, and it IS enforced!
WHAT TO BRING: Bring something to eat and share ~ we don't care what. Anything from chips to chicken to pasta to fruit to brownies ~ we eat pretty much anything!!! It's also a good idea to bring a camp chair, your beverage of choice, AND your kayak, of course!!! If you get there a little late, just put in and start paddling ~ you'll find other kayakers out there. We usually paddle towards the dam (left) after we get out of the marina cove. Everyone is welcome ~ we hope to see you there!
Upcoming 2019 Kayak Adventures
WEEKLY PADDLE & PIG
PERCY PRIEST LAKE ~ NASHVILLE
SUNDAYS @ 3:00 p.m.
June 2, 2019 - October 6, 2019
NOTE: There will be no Paddle & Pig on the following dates:
September 8th, 15th and 29th
Shady Lane Cabins & Motel: http://www.shadylanecabins.com
Alley Springs Campground:http://www.recreation.gov/mo/Alley_Spring_Mo/Campground/r/campgroundDetails.do?agency=NRSO&parkId=74053
Circle B Campground: http://www.circlebcampground.com
Jack's Fork Campground: http://www.jacksforkcampground.com/
Two Rivers Campground:http://www.missouriscenicrivers.com/TwoRiversCampground.html