Sunday, August 17, 2014
Dale Hollow Lake - Star Point Marina
Lora and I went to Dale Hollow Lake for an overnighter. We put in at the Star Point Marina on Jouett Creek. Our reservation was for campsite #29 Jouett Point. We paddled out following the lake shore out to our campsite. After setting up camp we headed across the lake going through the gap by County Line Island and headed up the East Fork of Ashburn Creek. There were lots of boaters and jet skiers out today! We saw lots of wildlife including deer, turkey, waterfowl, fish, and turtles.
It was a good night sitting around the fire watching the boats go by. The next morning we woke up to the crows overhead crowing. We got up and after breakfast we got loaded up knowing that we had until noon before the rain came in.
We headed across Jouett Creek and went up the shoreline exploring up to Muddy Branch. Then we headed back to the Marina. We miss calculated by about twenty minutes which yes, we got really really wet! We made entertainment for all of those boaters at the marina as we paddled by in the downpour.
We got in 10.6 miles the first day taking 3.2 miles to camp. The second day we got in 6.8 miles.