Headwater Lakes State Natural Area Paddle with John Bates – NLDC

August 1, 2020 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
North Lakeland Discover Center


  • $45.00  –  Member
  • $50.00  –  Non-Member


Headwater Lakes S.N.A


Headwater Lakes State Natural Area features two unique soft-water lakes, Wabasso Lake and Cedar Lake. Join Naturalist and Author John Bates as we paddle Wabasso Lake, a 49-acre very clear, deep, seepage lake with a diverse and unusual aquatic flora, including a boggy shoreline comprised of many
carnivorous plant species. As time permits, we’ll also walk the portage trail without our boats to Cedar Lake in order to see a small grove of old-growth white pines. Wabasso Lake has a tiny campground where we hopefully can find an open shoreline campsite to sit and enjoy a view of this wild, undeveloped lake
for lunch. This site is also recognized by the U.S. Forest Service as an established federal Research Natural Area. This program is sponsored by the Tom and Barbara Olson Education Fund. Participants are required to wear facemasks and PFDs for this program. Pack binoculars, water, snacks, bug repellent, and sunscreen. Canoes/PFDs provided, or feel free to bring your own canoe/kayak/paddles, and PFDs. Preregistration is required. Limited space available and include a minimum of 5 and a maximum of 8 participants. Participants will need to drive themselves to the start location of the trip (directions will be emailed prior to the trip). Do not come if you have had illness within 14 days of event (you will be able to receive a refund). NLDC reserves the right to cancel/refund if case levels significantly change and the program in deemed unsafe . Register by 7/30. $50 ($45 members).