Landing a kayak at Chipp. Harbor?

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Landing a kayak at Chipp. Harbor?

Post by Bobcat1 » Sun Jun 23, 2019 9:10 am

Where is the best kayak landing for the Chipp Harbor campground? Not obvious if there is a place to beach, or whether we are dealing with steep rock, or a high dock which I find really awkward from my kayak.
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Re: Landing a kayak at Chipp. Harbor?

Post by ARRC » Sun Jun 23, 2019 9:36 am

As I remember, you should be able to get around the dock and up to shore. May be a foot or two deep with the higher water. Hopefully someone will chime in with more specific info.

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Re: Landing a kayak at Chipp. Harbor?

Post by Tom » Sun Jun 23, 2019 11:28 am

The dock faces pretty much south, and is a "T" configuration. You'll want to approach from the East (toward the big lake) and come in just on the right of the shrubs. (Just out of view on the left in this picture.)
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I was there a just over a week ago; the water is up but the landing still mild by Isle Royale standards. The shoreline is gentle, more gravel/sand than rock. I think you could make it in on the west side, but it's a narrow chute, comparatively.


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Re: Landing a kayak at Chipp. Harbor?

Post by treeplanter » Sun Jun 23, 2019 1:17 pm

Many years back, we put in/out to the left side of the dock in Tom's photo.


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Re: Landing a kayak at Chipp. Harbor?

Post by treeplanter » Wed Jun 26, 2019 9:33 am

I knew I had a pic. Chippewa Harbor. Should give you an idea of what to expect.

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Re: Landing a kayak at Chipp. Harbor?

Post by Bobcat1 » Wed Jun 26, 2019 9:54 am

I like the Klepper! Thanks, guys, for the information as I prepare for August.
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Re: Landing a kayak at Chipp. Harbor?

Post by thesneakymonkey » Wed Jul 03, 2019 3:53 pm

Yup. Saw a canoeist beach up in that same spot as photo above last year.
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