Public invited to paddle Lake Logan Aug. 23

By Haywood Waterways Association | Aug 11, 2014

A paddle tour of Lake Logan is being offered to the public Saturday, Aug. 23. The event is sponsored by Haywood Waterways Association, Lake Logan Episcopal Conference Center and Waynesville Recreation Center.

Lake Logan is a significant natural attraction in Haywood County. The tour will include a history of the lake and the ecosystems within the 300-acre preserve.

"Seasonal wildlife sightings have included bald eagles, river otter, osprey, great blue heron, barn swallows, and a variety of migratory waterfowl such as loons and merganser," said Glenn Barnett, head naturalist for the lake.

The event is part of Haywood Waterways "Get to Know Your Watershed" series of outdoor hikes, lectures and paddle tours. The organization works to maintain and improve the waterways of Haywood County through education, public events, and partnerships that bring technical and financial resources to restore degraded waterways.

The group will meet at the Lake Logan boathouse at 9:45 a.m. Boats, paddles and personal flotation devices will be provided by the Episcopal Center and the Waynesville Recreation Center, but guests are welcome to bring their own equipment. Minors must be accompanied by an adult. Light refreshments will be provided by Haywood Waterways. Carpooling is encouraged due to limited parking space. The cost is free but space is limited to 24 individuals. Please RSVP by Friday, Aug. 22, to Christine O’Brien at or 476-4667.


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