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Wild Lakes Paddle with John Bates

July 30 @ 8:00 am - 12:30 pm

Join naturalist John Bates for a wild lakes paddle on Sherman and Mud Lakes in southern Iron County. We will meet at the Sandy Beach Campground parking area at 9 a.m. and conclude our paddles by 12:30.

From the intersection of Hwy. 51 and 47/182 in Manitowish, go a little over 4 miles to Powell Rd. and turn left. Go 0.1 mile and turn left onto Sandy Beach Rd. Go 1.1 miles to the entrance to the campground and follow it around to the parking lot which has ample space for a dozen or more vehicles.

We will carry-in our boats to Mud Lake – a portage of about 250 yards. Sherman Lake has a boat landing, so no carry-in is necessary.

Participants need to minimally bring a kayak or canoe, paddle, and pfd. Binoculars and cameras are advised if you feel safe paddling with them. Bring water and snacks as needed. There is an outhouse and picnic table at the Sandy Beach parking area, but no facilities at Sherman Lake. Mosquitoes can be difficult at both landings, but once on the water, they are usually fine. Sandy Beach also has a fine swimming area.

John Bates is the author of nine books and a contributor to seven others, all of which focus on the natural history of the Northwoods. He’s worked as a naturalist in Wisconsin’s Northwoods for 30 years, leading an array of trips all designed to help people further understand the remarkable diversity and beauty of nature, and our place within it.

This program is sponsored by ICORE. There is a limit of 10 boats for this event, so please RSVP once per boat (not per person) at Meetup.com.

For more information, email icoretrails@gmail.com.


July 30
8:00 am - 12:30 pm
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Iron County Outdoor Recreation Enthusiasts (ICORE)