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Kayaking on Fontana Lake, GSMNP 2002

Kathy crossing back to our launch site

We made the most of the two sunny days we had by kayaking on Fontana Lake. The lake level had been drawn down by several feet in anticipation of winter precipitation, so the shore was often inaccessible and many islands had become peninsulas. The water was clear and warm--great for swimming during our rest stops.

Unnamed cove on south shore of Fontana Lake

The many creeks that feed into Fontana give it long fingers to explore. There are some great campsites along the shore too.

Cove off Eagle Creek finger of the lake

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