Lake James State Park Kayak Camping Trips
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Leingth of Trip: Three Days Two Nights
Geography: Mountain Lake Kayak Camping Trip
Location: Lake James State Park, NC
Type Of Camping Trip: Base Camp, Multi Day/Overnight, Kayaking Trip
Difficulty Level: Novice
Equipment Included: Kayaks and Paddling Gear, Tents, All Kitchen Equipment, Dry Bags
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After our initial meeting, we will kayak to our paddle-in campsite and set up. This will be our home base for the next three days as we venture out on daily paddles. You will have ample time for fishing, reading, hiking or just plain relaxing outside of our daily paddling trips.
All of Paddle NC trips are “Guest Participation” trips, so you are involved in all aspects of the trip, from setting up camp to cooking meals. Your guide will be with you every step of the way, so if you want to improve your strokes on the water, or learn how cook in camp you’ll get the chance. This trip is great for families, beginner paddlers, or people who just want to take it a little easier. Join us as we sea kayaking around Lake James State Park and have the Trip of Your Life!
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The Type of Lake James NC Kayak Camping Trip Explained:
Multi-Day Base Camp Paddling Trips:
Paddle NC’s Base Camp Overnight Kayak Trips are the most relaxing for beginner campers. Less time is spent setting up and breaking down camp leaving more time for relaxing activities. All kayak trips start and stop form the same place, or a short ride away. This allows us to explore the surrounding area to a much greater extent and have more downtime back at camp. We also have the luxury of adjusting the trips to fit the guest needs without being hindered. Because all of these trips are based out of established camping area there is a better chance of having a toilet and bathing facilities.
Lake James NC Paddling Difficulty Level Explained:
Novice Level Trips:
Our novice level trips are our easiest paddling trips. If you have very little paddling experience or are looking for a more relaxed trip these are good for you. We do allow children on these trips, but they should be able to ride in the front of a tandem kayak for hours at a time. The mileage is kept generally below 10 miles a day and conditions are kept to a minimum of difficulty level.
A 7 Day Cancellation Policy Applies For All Multi-Day Kayak Trips
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Gourmet food in the back country
All of Paddle NC’s multi-day overnight kayak camping trips are active participant trips. This means that all guests participate in the expedition. We teach you how to set up and break down camp, help with meals and perform other camp duties.
~ Georgina Chapman
Paddle NC’s owner has years of experience working in the culinary arts and believes that eating in the backcountry should be just as good if not better than at home. We specialize in ethnic cuisine such as Asian, Indian, Latin American/Caribbean, and more. All guests are required to fill out a pre-trip questionnaire so we can ensure your food experience is just as memorable as you’re paddling one. So please join us in a cheer for great food, great friends, and great paddling.
We do our best to cater to your specific food needs, but with all group activities extreme dietary restrictions may have limited options or require personal food preparation.
We invite you to join us on a multi-day overnight kayak expedition
All of us at Paddle NC are paddlers. We simply love to paddle. It is our way of life and we believe kayaking is something worth sharing. Although it’s difficult to explain how we feel when out on the water, some of the things you will experience on an overnight kayak trip that make it so rewarding are the excitement and adventure, escape from day to day life, a chance for getting back to nature and a myriad of others. The feeling of freedom and nostalgia on a multi-day kayak trip is one of our favorites, and you’ll always return refreshed and renewed. Kayak camping has a way of recharging you, so when it’s time to rejoin to the world life is less complicated, it’s easier and the small stuff stays small. Most importantly, it’s fun and reminds you to enjoy life. We want you to come out with us on a multi-day kayak expedition and see why it’s our favorite way to be in the outdoors.
Why you should choose us for your multi-day paddle trip company
People who do take risks generally make about 2 mistakes a year.
-Peter F. Drucker, American Writer
We are passionate about kayak camping. Sea kayak touring is one of the best ways to enjoy being on the water. May of us here at Paddle NC find kayak camping the ultimate embodiment of the sport. That’s why we do it every chance we get. With many years of experience behind us, you’re sure to learn the tips and tricks that only seasoned professionals know, but more importantly, you’re bound to have a better time. We use better equipment, eat better food, and have more knowledge then other companies offering similar expeditions.
Our trips are perfect for everyone. If you want to learn more about multi-day kayak trips, or just want to experience the solitude of paddling away from civilization, our trips accommodate your needs. We’re the best, because we have the most experience and the deepest love of the sport. We invite you to join us in what we love in the hope that you will learn to love it as much as us and pass it along to others, who will in turn cherish the outdoors and the sport of paddling.
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Serving Wilmington NC, Emerald Isle, Southport, Carolina Beach, Kure Beach, Fort Fisher, Cape Fear River, Wrightsville Beach, Topsail Beaches, Jacksonville, Swansboro & Emerald Isle
Office Hours Daily: 9am-5pm