DESCRIPTION: (Wear appropriate clothing & bring water! Below are some special instructions: what to bring, relative difficulties, interesting features, & carpooling directions.)
You must RSVP the leaders (Kalindi Dogra or Christina Older) via email to attend.
You are responsible for booking your own campsite. To reserve a MD camp site click on Web Page below to go to the Maryland Park reservation site. Camping reservations can be made 365 days in advance. Some have already made five reservations in loop H (sites 285-293). You may reserve your own site or coordinate with the trip leaders if others have space on their site available. Sites in other areas (National Park, Frontier town, etc.) may be available You will need to pay additional fees per car to enter the Assateague Island National Seashore if we choose to paddle there. Please bring a National Park pass and DE and MD state park passes if you have them.
The plan is to gather at Loop H or Ayers Creek on Friday afternoon for an easy early evening or late afternoon paddle, followed by a Saturday paddle on the open tidal waters of Sinepuxent Bay. An ad hoc shorter paddle will happen on Sunday based on paddlers interest. The best boat would be a 14′ or longer vessel that is able to track well. A spray skirt is highly recommended as we do encounter chop. The bay is prone to wind, so you need to feel comfortable under these conditions. Please remember that this is coastal paddling in October; you need to be prepared for both warm and cool air/water temperatures. In case of scary high winds, we will shift the paddle to inland venues in the area (Ayers creek, Pocomoke, Trap Pond, etc.)
WHERE: Assateague State Park – Campground
NEAREST ADDRESS: Stephen Decatur Highway Berlin, MD