Kayak Lake Junaluska

KAYAK — The public has been invited to kayak lake Junaluska on Oct. 27.

Two paddle tours of Lake Junaluska are being offered to the public on Sunday, Oct. 27. The first paddle trip will be from 1– 2:30 and the second trip will be from 3 – 4 p.m. The event is sponsored by Haywood Waterways Association, Lake Junaluska Conference & Retreat Center and Waynesville Recreation Center.

Lake Junaluska is a significant natural and economic attraction in Haywood County. Each tour will include a history of the lake and the ecosystems within it’s 200 acres.

The event is part of Haywood Waterways’ “Get to Know Your Watershed” series of outdoor recreation events. The organization works to maintain and improve Haywood County’s waterways through education, public events, and partnerships that bring technical and financial resources to reduce nonpoint source pollution and restore degraded waterways.

Boats, paddles and life jackets will be provided by the Waynesville Recreation Center, but guests are welcome to bring their own equipment. Minors must be accompanied by an adult. Light refreshments will be provided.

The event is free for Haywood Waterways members and a $5 donation for nonmembers; memberships start at $25. Space for each tour is limited to 14 individuals. Members can reserve a spot now; non-members can sign up after October 13. Please RSVP no later than Thursday, October 24th to Christine O’Brien at christine.haywoodwaterways@gmail.com or 828-476-4667 ext. 11. Follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

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