I am taking my two kids camping the last week of June. We will be camping at campsite #2 which is located on Eagle Island. This will be our first island/paddling camping trip.
My kids are 7 and 10 and are good campers and paddlers, however all of they are paddling experience is just day trips out on the lake. Best I can tell, it is about two to two and a half miles from the parking spot / boat ramp to the campsite.
How long of a paddling trip can I expect? I was planning on 2 hours. I will be in a 16 ft canoe with all of the camping gear and cooler. My kids will be in a tandem Wilderness SYSTEMS Pamlico 145T with no gear.
I really don’t know what to expect from the paddling. One of the main attractions to this camping trip was paddling a canoe out with all of our gear, however I don’t want to be overwhelmed and I have been considering renting a boat with a trolling motor.
Has anyone camped on Eagle island? What can I realistically expect time wise to paddle there?
Has anyone camped specifically at campsite #2? I have looked for specific photographs online but I can’t find anything for that site, just general photos for the entire lake. I would love to see photos of it if possible.