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 to L. Kirk Edwards WEA.
- See the Regulations Summary for hours of operation and vehicle use guidelines.
- Download the Lafayette Passage Paddling Trail guide and map.
- Dogs are permitted but must be kept under physical restraint at all times. Regulations regarding hunting dogs can be found in the Regulations Summary.
- 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.
Seasons Summary Dates (range July 2019 through June 2020)
|Archery||October 3-6, 17-20 and October 31 - November 3 (East of Chaires Cross Road only)|
|Family Hunt||November 7-10 (East of Chaires Cross Road only)|
|Archery / Muzzleloading Gun||November 28 - December 1, December 5-8, and 19-22 (East of Chaires Cross Road only)|
|Small Game||November 9 - March 1 (West of Chaires Cross Road) November 9-27, December 2-4, 9-18, and December 23 - March 1 (East of Chaires Cross Road)|
|Spring Turkey - Youth||March 14-15|
|Spring Turkey||March 21-23, April 3-5 and 17-19|