We got to Barrett Cove about 2:00 pm on Friday. We were scheduled to stay at spot C-15. We drove around for about a half an hour and couldn't find C-Loop. 15 minutes or so of that half hour was spent just trying to find a place just to turn a truck and trailer around.
Finally we went back to the beginning and when we found B-Loop I turned and low and behold a block or so up the road was C-Loop. AND we had a map of the place and still had trouble finding it. Wandered up the road until we found 15 and this is what it looked like.
|From the other side|
|To the left of the trailer|
|Down the side|
|To the right|
|To the far right|
BUT, they do give you a bear box to store your coolers. think the one below would keep a bear out?
Then there is the lake. There are two launch areas.
|From Launch are #1|
|On the road to launch area #!|
|Launch area #1|
So we decided to go over to the marina and see if we could launch there. We found a ramp, not as steep, but only one lane (with cars parked along the edge, again) and boats in and out almost constantly. In stead of launching the kayaks, we opted for a burger & fries for lunch at the marina store.
Later that day Katherine and I had a discussion about the kayaks up on the rack on top of the truck. Not a problem getting the kayaks down, but putting them back up would definitely be a problem. She just doesn't have the strength.
Conclusion: We take the kayaks if we have someone to help put them up on the rack after using them (like somebody young) or go somewhere we can put them in the back of the truck instead of the rack.
I WAS NOT IMPRESSED WITH THIS PLACE.
End of story.