Kayak Excursions

Great Dismal Swamp's Lake Drummond Kayak Excursion

Experience the unusual and breathtaking Lake Drummond, a 3,108-acre bowl-shaped lake located near the center of the Great Dismal Swamp. The larger of only two naturally occurring lakes in Virginia, on windless days on the lake, the water appears smooth as glass as the horizon disappears into the sky above. Lake Drummond stands only 18 feet above sea level, and though it is three miles wide, it is only six to seven feet deep, allowing great cypresses to rise from its still, shallow waters. Tannic acid from forest vegetation stains the water. 
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Nansemond River at Constant Wharf Park Kayak Excursion

Located on the Nansemond RIver, John Constant founded this important trading center and village known as Constant's Wharf, which would become the Town of Suffolk in 1742. 

Bennett's Creek Kayak Excursion

Explore the tidal wetlands along Bennett's Creek while viewing a variety of bird and plant species. 

Lone Star Lakes Kayak Excursion

Located in the Chuckatuck Section of Northern Suffolk, explore one of the many freshwater lakes that make up this beautiful park. 

Facilitators, Equipment, Recommendations


Guided kayak tours are facilitated by a water adventures outfitter with years of experience. Enjoy a half day tour of the lake. All equipment is included with registration fee. Participants must be at least 10 years of age or older. Participants 17 and younger must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. Sunscreen, insect repellent and comfortable clothing recommended. Participants are encouraged to bring a bag lunch and bottled water.

2019 Tour Dates

June 29 - Nansemond River at Constant's Wharf Park
September 1 - Bennett's Creek Park
September 28 - Lone Star Lakes
October 27 - Lake Drummond