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CHANGE OF DATE: Fall Color Cruise to Wheeler/Turtle Point

  • 28 Oct 2021
  • 31 Oct 2021
  • Wheeler State Park & Turtle Point

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Fellow LGYC members,

Hello, I am re-coordinating a Fall Color Cruise for club members who want to go cruising on the river to take in the beautiful fall colors as the trees change,  We will now be cruising the weekend of October 30th so that we can get into Joe Wheeler.  Most of us cruisers will depart Thursday, Oct. 28th or Friday, Oct. 29th and return Sunday, the 31st.

This year the plan is to cruise downriver to Turtle Point Yacht Club. It is a beautiful location with a top notch marina.  Turtle Point has graciously offered to host us at their club and have room for several vessel.  They also offered to arrange an excellent dinner at their Club restaurant on Saturday evening.  More to come as we begin to get a feeling on how many folks will be going on this cruise.

Please let me know if you plan to participate and your tentative itinerary.  As we get closer to the Fall Color Cruise weekend, I will try to coordinate the departures, locking through, arrivals, and Friday's dinner.

Also I am still looking for boats to take 50 high school students and chaperones that are part of the Marshal County Future Leaders Program for a cruise on 20 October and volunteers to take Veterans on the Cruise 0n 7 November.  Please contact me or register for the event on the website if you can help.

The Brew and Boo Costume Party will now be on the 23rd.  Boyce will send out the invite for that.

Greg Creech

Fleet Captain

Trip Information

LGYC Mile Marker (MM) 359

Lake Guntersville Lock & Dam MM 349 (256-582-3263)

Southern Railway Bridge MM 304.4

(Likely needs to be raised if it is not already) Ch. 13 and 16

Joe Wheeler Sate Park MM 277

Trip to Wheeler State Park Total Miles 82

Wheeler Lock and Damn MM 275 (256-247-3311)

Turtle Point (TP) MM 265

Wheeler to TP Miles ~12

Total trip 1-way ~94

Joe Wheeler State Park Information




64 Slips

50 amp - 120/250 Volt Service

30-amp Service

Water Hook-ups

Cable TV Hook-Up

$1 A Foot with $25 Minimum Per Night

Access To Showers and Coin Laundry

For Reservations Call 256-247-6971, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Contact Sales for Specials for your Boating Group 256-247-5461

Fuel Island

Located at the Marina

Offers gas and diesel

Free pump-out with fuel purchase

Restaurant on-site

Group Dinner


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