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Hiking Club

Fontana Lake and Hazel Creek Paddle

  • 09/10/2022


  • For member hike registrations
  • For non-member hike registrations

Bring your kayak or canoe (and life jacket, required) for a paddle across Fontana Lake to the mouth of Hazel Creek and the former site of the town of Proctor. The paddle will take about two hours, going at a leisurely pace. Once we get to Proctor and the creek, our agenda will be rather flexible. We will wander around the old Proctor site, but older, lazy members of our group may opt to lie around and relax, or fish. The young whippersnappers may opt to hike along the Lakeshore Trail or perhaps to Sugar Fork. The exact ending of this trip is also a bit flexible. Sept 10 will be a full moon, so one option will be to paddle back across the lake as the sun sets and the moon rises, so bring a headlamp if you prefer this option. Although, those who need to leave earlier may do so. We will meet at 10 am.

Leader: Greg Hoover

To register, contact Greg Hoover directly via email, text or phone. You can find his contact information in the September 2022 newsletter writeup for this hike.

For information about the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, visit the NPS website or call the information line at (865) 436-1200.

Smoky Mountains Hiking Club

PO Box 51592

Knoxville, TN 37950-1592

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