The 12th Annual Kayak for a Cause on Walloon Lake is scheduled for

Saturday, July 18, 2020

2019 was a successful year although the number of participants was smaller.  What we have found is that a two day commitment is difficult for folks given that Northern Michigan has so much to offer.  For 2020 we are changing the format to a one day event with two options for folks to participate in.  There will be two teams that will start from Bear Cove Marina.  One will be taking a shorter route and the other a longer route.  The teams will meet for dinner and celebration in the evening.  With both teams going around the lake in different areas, the entire shoreline of Walloon Lake will be passed by our kayakers.  Karen Marietti, director of the Camp Daggett Adventure Center (CDAC) will be leading one team and Mary Ling will be the team captain for the second team.  The proceeds from this event will support CDAC programming for youth.

There are opportunities provided for you to again PURCHASE A DOCK FLAG, SUPPORT A KAYAKER or SIGN UP TO KAYAK WITH ONE OF THE TEAMS.

In addition this year an Old Town Kayak has been donated for a raffle to be part of Kayak for A Cause on Walloon Lake this year.  TICKETS ARE AVAILABLE RIGHT NOW!! Click here 2020 Kayak Raffle  for more information.  Here is a picture of the kayak that is being raffled.


This  year you can purchase your raffle tickets on the website.  They are $10.00 each or 3 for $25.00.   We will send you the tickets.  Go to the Help the Team Page to purchase the tickets.




  • Meet at Bear Cove Marina at 8 a.m.
  • Paddle towards Camp Daggett and through the narrows.
  • Stop for a bathroom break at grassy conservancy.
  • Paddle to the Roudi’s house for Lunch.
  • Paddle up and around the North Arm back to McMurray’s.
  • Optional to stop at McMurray’s and not paddle the North Arm.


  • Meet at Bear Cove Marina at 9 a.m.
  • Paddle up and around Mud Lake
  • Continue to Gross’ house for Brunch
  • Stop at Resort Pike public access for a bathroom break
  • Paddle to McMurray’s for dinner and celebration.
  • Optional paddle around the North Arm with the other team.

The two groups will be working as a team to cover the entirety of Walloon Lake on this Saturday.  The two groups will meet at the McMurray’s between 2 and 2:30 p.m.

For more information, contact Karen Marietti at 231-347-9742 ext. 117 or




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