Eighth Lake
Camp and Paddle Weekend
July 26-28, 2013

Seventh Lake Launch Site


For Saturday Breakfast and Dinner only bring a dish for one, not both.

FRIDAY PADDLE: Meet at 1 PM at the Eighth Lake launch in the Eighth Lake Campground. We will paddle to the end of the Eighth Lake, then hike the 1.1 mile nature/canoe trail to Brown Tract Pond Inlet (bring shoes). It is a natural nature trail with lots of wild flowers, tiny frogs, and side trail to an outhouse. After the hike back, we can take a dip in the refreshing lake, then paddle back.

FRIDAY DINNER: Camperís choice. You can cook on site or join the group who will dine out.

SATURDAY BREAKFAST: Site 61, 8:30 AM. Please use the message board to indicate what you will bring.

SATURDAY PADDLE: Meet at 10 AM at the beach in the Golden Beach Campground. We will shuttle some cars up to Blue Mountain. The paddle will start at Raquette Lake. We will paddle up the Marion River then portage ľ to Ĺ mile around the rapids on an old railroad bed (bring wheels). We will put back in on Utowana Lake, then paddle into Eagle Lake and under the old bridge to Blue Mountain Lake. Note: the paddle is approx 5 hours, including lunch.

SATURDAY DINNER: Site 84, 6:30PM. Please use message board to indicate what you will bring.

We will be camping at Eighth Lake on Friday and Saturday nights and doing a paddle on Saturday.  Eighth Lake Campground is located between Seventh Lake and Eighth Lake.  For those people who are interested, we will also be doing a paddle on Friday. Sunday is also an option.  If you are interested in camping, you will need to make your own campsite reservations through Reserve America Online.

Special Note:  We are looking at using sites 72-89 again this year. They are located about midway between Eighth Lake and Seventh Lake (See Campground Map). You will need to reserve your site ASAP.

Some people will probably be going out to a local restaurant for Friday dinner. 
Saturday night will be a group dinner.  More details to follow.

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