At 99 acres, Lake Julia is the largest lake in DuPont State Recreational Forest. As is every other lake in western North Carolina, Lake Julia is “man-made”. Who built it, when was it built, why was it built, and what has it been used for? What is the source of the water that fills the lake and where does the water go?
For answers to these questions and more, Friends of DuPont members are invited to sign up for a tour of Lake Julia via canoe or kayak on Wednesday afternoon, October 3. There is no fee for this event, which is a benefit for Friends of DuPont members only. Because the event is expected to be oversubscribed, membership is required. If you have friends who want to participate, please encourage them to become members to qualify for this event. Family memberships include spouses and children.
The Green River Preserve youth camp will provide 8 canoes, with paddles and life jackets for each canoe. We will have a permit for participants to drive their vehicle to Lake Julia. Friends of DuPont members may bring their own kayak or canoe plus paddles and life jackets. The event is limited to a total of 16 boats. A maximum of two adults is permitted per canoe. One or two children, depending on size, may accompany one or two adults in a canoe. Participants are required to wear a life jacket at all times while in a canoe or kayak.
This is a slow, quiet water trip so extensive canoe skills are not required. Ideally those with no paddling skills will be paired with a partner who has some paddling experience.
This highly popular event was quickly oversubscribed last year. In fairness to those members who were on the waiting list last year, priority will be given to those who did not take the tour last year, provided you sign up by midnight Wednesday, September 19.
Details about the event will be sent a few days before the tour. If you have any questions about this event, please send an email to Kent Wilcox firstname.lastname@example.org.