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Bear Lake Sea Kayaking
September 5, 2017 @ 9:15 am - 4:15 pm
Bear Lake, also referred to as Bear Creek Lake, covers 500 acres and features 13 miles of shoreline. Bear Lake was created in the 1950s by damming the east fork of the Tuckasegee River to provide hydroelectric power for the area. Today, it is considered one of the cleanest lakes in Western North Carolina. Bear Lake is regularly stocked with fish by the North Carolina Wildlife Commission.
The lake provides the perfect sea kayaking day trip for all paddling skill levels. Headwaters Paddling Guide Charley Bradley grew up paddling Bear Lake and knows the secret spots for wildlife viewing and photography. Enjoy a shore lunch surrounded by the mountains of the Pisgah and Nantahala National Forest. In the warmer months, the lake sees more motor boat action, which is why we only offer this great trip during the spring and fall months!
Reservations are required. There is a minimum of 3 and maximum of 7 guest per trip.
Shuttle: Average 45 minutes one way.
Depart from Headwaters at 9:15am and return by 3:30pm.
Lunch is provided. Please let us know if you have any dietary needs or restrictions upon booking.
What to bring:
Dress in layers, with quick dry material preferred. Rain/ wind outer shell is good. Light hiking shoes along with a water shoe/ sandal, some folks maybe able to hike and boat in one style.
Daypack with sunscreen, water, light snacks, personal needs are recommended.
Sunglasses and hats are very helpful.
Cameras, binoculars and any guide books, (plants, birds etc.)