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    Quote Originally Posted by 2tall View Post
    Not in the Charlotte area! Trust me, I’ve looked. There’s a nice big lake that allows kayaking and fishing at a county park just 5 miles away. They will not allow off leash dogs. Another park 15 miles away I can swim my dogs back and forth but the rest of it is surrounded by dense brush and briars and heavy woods. The only boats allowed are the ones they rent. So I make do but sure would like to paddle with the dogs.
    I'm 45 min from charlotte. Plenty of places. Stay away from parks. Go to public ramps. I can tell you a few on Norman. Ramp across from Marshall steam plant is a good one. Short paddle to the other side and there is an island plus a spit of land that you can even do some marks or blinds while there.

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    Dave, I appreciate that. I spent many years on Lake Norman and agree that public ramps are accessible. But the last time I was there, the boat traffic was unreal. From here, (Waxhaw) Marshall Steam Station is about an hour and a half. I can get to HCB in a few minutes more. I guess I still need to find some private land with lakes/ponds if I want to paddle.
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    Carol,

    I am grateful to have the access, to be sure. It is easy (for me) to complain about not having 'enough' different ponds/fields to train in... but most amateurs are in that boat and make do with what is available within a reasonable driving distance. Hope you are able to find some private locales to go.
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    good to see you still Here Jim! I have been out a long while and it's nice to see some familiar faces and that the forum still existed!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2tall View Post
    Dave, I appreciate that. I spent many years on Lake Norman and agree that public ramps are accessible. But the last time I was there, the boat traffic was unreal. From here, (Waxhaw) Marshall Steam Station is about an hour and a half. I can get to HCB in a few minutes more. I guess I still need to find some private land with lakes/ponds if I want to paddle.
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    How far is Camden? Good half dozen water training spots around there.
    Hillary Brooks has Vaughans Millpond great for paddling. Search on map.
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    A few mile nne of Hillary's is a grest training property. I don't know who owns it currently but trained a lot there year's ago.
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    Breck, The Camden places are a little over an hour away from me. I have trained at Bill Clark’s and been to seminars there, but having to pay a daily fee prohibits me from doing near as much as I would like. I suppose I should not be complaining as HCB is less than 2 hours and I can use my city park. But I have a new pup coming and am looking for daily options. Love the idea of kayaking with my older dog, just no place close enough.
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    Yeah cuz most people expect to have technical water under an hour away from home.
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