Our 2-day/1-night journey on Wisconsin’s Door Peninsula is the perfect introduction to kayak camping. If you’ve been itching to learn the skills needed to spend a night living from your boat, join us!

Our self-supported journey will begin at Rowley’s Bay. On arrival, we will meet as a group to discuss the trip, distribute, and pack group and personal gear for the afternoon trip. After loading boats, we will make our way to Newport State Park and a waterfront camp site accessible only by backpacking or paddling. After setting up camp, we will prep up our kitchen, enjoy a delicious meal (nothing freeze dried here!), and wrap the night searching for stars.

Newport is designated a Dark Sky Park by the International Dark-Sky Association so as long as Mother Nature cooperates, expect the post-dinner views of the Milky Way to be amazing!

On day 2, we will have a quick breakfast, break camp and repack our boats for the return trip to Rowley’s Bay by 11:00 am.

This trip coincides perfectly with Rutabaga’s Door County Sea Kayak Symposium which kicks off the evening of July 11 at Rowley’s Bay Resort. Stay for the event and you’ll be promised three days of the finest instruction, peninsula-wide tours, and group camaraderie of the summer.

Trip includes logistics planning, campsite reservations and fees, parking, and dinner and breakfast while camping. Group members will be expected to assist with minor camp duties and sharing the load with group gear.

Group members are expected to provide their own boat (minimum 14′ with sealed bulkheads in bow and stern), personal paddling and camping gear, clothing, and snacks.

It is expected that participants interested in joining this trip will have participated in a minimum of three day journeys longer than 5 nautical miles with a group and be familiar with and have practiced self and assisted rescue techniques.

Cost: $150 per participant

Dates: July 10-11, 2024

Time: Meet at 2:00 pm on July 10

Location: Rowley’s Bay Resort, WI

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