L. Kirk Edwards - Planning Your Visit
Visits are most pleasant in the fall and winter when there are cooler temperatures and fewer insects. Paddlers should check water levels and condition of trails when planning a trip. Low water levels or an abundance of aquatic plants in summer months can make paddling difficult. Water gauges are located at each landing and at the portage. Levels of 1.0 or higher are best for paddling. Hunting occurs on limited days in the fall and winter. Paddlers should wear brightly colored clothing during these seasonal hunts. Avoid the first hour or so of daylight to minimize disturbance to hunters.
Get directions by selecting an entrance icon on the entrance finder map.
- Open to public access year round, except during spring turkey season and the youth turkey hunt. During these times, access to the area east of Chaires Cross Road is limited to only those authorized to participate in the hunt from ½ hour before sunrise to 1:00 p.m. For more information on hours of operation and vehicle use guidelines, see the regulations summary brochure.
- Download the Lafayette Passage Paddling Trail Guide.
- Download the L. Kirk Edwards WEA Trail Guide.
- Dogs are permitted but must be kept under physical restraint at all times. Regulations regarding hunting dogs can be found in the regulations summary brochure.
- No Daily-Use Permit is required.
- To hunt or fish you must possess the appropriate licenses and permits.
- Restrooms are not available at this location.
- During scheduled hunt days, all visitors are encouraged to wear a daylight fluorescent orange shirt, vest, jacket and/or hat.