We had to be in Kansas City to pick up kids at the end of the weekend so we decided to take our kayaks to Berry Bend Campground on Truman Lake. We like Berry Bend because the campsites are mostly nestled in trees and there are plenty sites where you can walk to the water. We like this as it makes launching our kayaks much easier.
Friday evening: the view on the lake from our campsite was a sight for sore city eyes. We were eager to relax on the shore and watch evening fall.
The next morning I woke to sun on the tent and fog over the water. We grabbed our cameras and started our day. We drank our coffee while sitting on the shore watching the fog lift.
View from our tent, mist on the lake – Berry Bend, Harry S Truman Reservoir
We sat on the shore of Truman Lake and watched the low clouds tumble by as the sun broke through. Fisherman would buzz by in their boats as they got onto the lake for a day of fun.
Bacon and eggs for Breakfast, cooked on our Coleman Exponent stove
Once we were caffeinated and fully awake, we indulged in a bacon and egg breakfast before we packed lunch and headed out in the kayaks for a day of exploring the lake. We particularly like Truman Lake because it has lots of small inlets and interesting shoreline to explore but it’s not a busy lake with too many fast moving boats.
Sometimes we get tired of paddling and like to lie back in our Ascend kayaks and enjoy the peace and quiet of the lake. These kayaks are particularly well suited for lake paddling.
Ginger has a look at some of the bluffs on Harry S Truman Reservoir
Finding some shade
Ginger investigates a hole in the bluff
The bluffs at Berry Bend are very nice, well worth investigating and promise some good fishing too
After paddling about 7 miles we made it back to camp where we started a fire and enjoyed the wonderful colors as the sun fell.
Evening Campfire, Berry Bend Campground, Harry S Truman Reservoir
The evening sun fell bright and warm on the water and the red rocks around Truman Lake.
Late evening at Berry Bend Campground with sunlight falling between the trees on our MSR Mutha Hubba Tent . We’re up to 14 nights camping in this tent so far in 2012. It’s fine with me if we make it to 50.