Kayaking in swamp offered

Published 12:00 am Thursday, September 19, 2002

Staff report

Lovers of the great outdoors will have a couple of opportunities to go kayaking on the state’s largest natural lake this fall.

Wild River Outfitters Touring Co. is sponsoring four kayaking trips on the crown jewel of the Great Dismal Swamp and Wildlife Refuge – the 3,100-acre Lake Drummond. – over the next two months.

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The Virginia beach-based company has scheduled the daylong trips for Oct. 6, Oct. 13, Nov. 3, and Nov. 9.

Although the first trips of both October and November are sold out, space is still available on the Oct. 13 and Nov. 9 trips.

Lillie Griffin, spokesperson for the Wild River, said the groups would travel to the lake by bus.

Besides spending a day on the lake, Vickie Shufer, a local naturalist, will lead participants on a short nature walk through the swamp. Additionally, George Ramsey, a local historian and archeologist, will accompany the group on the November tours.

Although participants should bring their own lunches, the company will provide plenty of bottled water on hand.

The group will take a lunch break on the Washington Ditch Observation Deck.

Cost is $80 a person and all equipment is provided.

For information, call 431-8566.