Yesterday we decided to try out a new kayaking location with the McDowell’s in Shelbyville, Ky called Guist Creek Lake. It is a 317 acre lake primarily used for fishing, but it also has a water skiing area to the left of the marina and a great kayaking area to the right of the marina, all in a no wake zone. There is also a campground and Jon boat rentals.
We got a later start than we wanted to because a storm rolled through that morning, but we were launched and on the water by 11:30 and paddled around for a few hours. We stuck to the right of the marina in the less busy, fishing area and explored a few coves. It was pretty windy and we had to paddle back against the wind so we didn’t go too far on our first trip out.
It was a very nice lake to paddle around or fish in and I’m sure we will go back again. The water was fairly clear given all the rain we have had for the last several weeks and was a nice 85 degrees. We saw the usual Great Blue Herons, water turtles, a woodpecker and a few fish during our outing. We got some fun in the sun and got to visit a new place – a very good Sunday!