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Eclipse Paddle

August 21, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm


Boots Off Campground and Hostel: Watch the Eclipse and have some fun paddling on Watauga Lake, with views of the mountains all around, followed by great food, good company and top it all off with a large bonfire. “The plan is for everyone to meet up at Boots Off by 10 a.m., August 21, to organize and meet one another, then we leave to launch at Rat Branch Boat Ramp (5 min drive) and be on the water no later than noon,” said Jim Gregory, Boots Off owner. “This will allow ourselves time to paddle out and get a good spot on the lake, maybe to one of the islands, which will provide us with some of the best viewing of the eclipse. The eclipse in our area will start just after 1 pm. Plan to be on the water during the entire event, which will take approximately 3 hours.”
Anyone is welcome to join the group. Equipment rental is $30 per person, which includes transporting the paddlecraft to and from Rat Branch Boat Ramp, includes all necessary safety equipment for the water, and includes eclipse viewing glasses at no additional charge.
The group will return to Boots Off Hostel & Campground after the eclipse paddle for some food and fun. Guests can stay in the bunkhouse that sleeps eight people, a tiny cabin with room for four people or stay the night in the campground. Please call or text 239-218-3904 for more information and to book an overnight stay.


August 21, 2017
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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