wheres a good campsite for a group of 25-50 river pirates who like to party and may get a littly rowdy- but also has quiet areas for those who want sleep? also, are there any 4 mile floats? floating in july btw
Post by brian sloss on Jan 16, 2006 16:54:48 GMT -6
On the Eleven Point I'd suggest Turner Mill or maybe Bliss Spring if you are wanting to drive to your campsite. Turner has more people and Bliss is much more private. If you don't care about being on the river, our campground is free to floaters and we have showers, whereas the river is primitive. Our website is www.11pointcanoe.com. There are plenty of float camps along the river that are accessible by boat only. The shortest float is 5.5 miles (Greer to Turner) or just over 6 miles from Turner to Whitten. These floats range from 2.5 hrs to 3.5hrs.
I will let you in on one of our secret camp sites. It sounds like just what you are looking for, assuming you will be floating, also. The float from Turner's Mill to Whitten is about 6.5 miles. About halfway, you will come to the most rapid shoal in the stretch with a great campsite for lots of people, including large areas of sandpiles for your tents. Right before you get to it, about a quarter mile upstream, you will see an access point on the left that goes through the Irish Wilderness and a cave that you can see from the river on the left. The rapids are immediately after the cave. Great campsite on the right at the head of the rapids or the bottom of the rapids, or both, for your large group. Great place to trout fish as well. You'll love the sound of the rapids while sitting around the campfire.