Lake Fort Smith – Kayak Review – Vapor 10 XT

Old Towne Canoe Vapor 10XT

vapor10xtPROS:

  • Easy enough to move around (50 pounds).
  • Very stable.
  • Tracks well. Not much waggle at all.
  • Solid handles.
  • Fast enough (4-4.5 mph).
  • Milk crate rod holder fits perfectly in front of cockpit, even better if you trim the crate handle on one side to slide under front “cupholder” (which is not really a cupholder, because it’s too far away. Lure holder?)

CONS:

  • Seat not the best, but not awful.
  • Low sides means rough water gets in. Need spray skirt for anything other than light-medium water.
  • Rear compartment just the wrong size for my cooler. 🙂
  • No front webbing (easy to install though).
  • Legs will get sunburned with open cockpit.
  • Weird drain plug location.

 

(from Wikipedia): Lake Fort Smith State Park is a 260-acre (110 ha) Arkansas state park in Crawford County, Arkansas in the United States. Originally a Fort Smith city park in the 1930s and later the Works Progress Administration-built Mountainburg Recreational Facility, the lake nestled in the Boston Mountains was adopted into the state park system by theArkansas Department of Parks and Tourism in 1967.[2] Lake Fort Smith State Park was closed in 2002 to make way for a larger dam and spillway. The addition flooded the site of the old park, and the new 260 acre Lake Fort Smith State Park reopened May 21, 2008 four miles north of its original location with 30 camp sites, 10 cabins, a group lodging facility, picnic sites, a pavilion, marina with rental boats, a double lane boat ramp, a swimming pool, playground, and an 8,000 square foot visitor center with exhibit gallery, gift shop, a meeting/class room, a patio with an outdoor wood burning fireplace, and an expansive view of the lake and mountains.[3]

Lake Fort Smith State Park is a 260-acre (110 ha) Arkansas state park in Crawford County, Arkansas in the United States. Originally a Fort Smith city park in the 1930s and later the Works Progress Administration-built Mountainburg Recreational Facility, the lake nestled in the Boston Mountains was adopted into the state park system by the Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism in 1967.[2] Lake Fort Smith State Park was closed in 2002 to make way for a larger dam and spillway. The addition flooded the site of the old park, and the new 260 acre Lake Fort Smith State Park reopened May 21, 2008 four miles north of its original location with 30 camp sites, 10 cabins, a group lodging facility, picnic sites, a pavilion, marina with rental boats, a double lane boat ramp, a swimming pool, playground, and an 8,000 square foot visitor center with exhibit gallery, gift shop, a meeting/class room, a patio with an outdoor wood burning fireplace, and an expansive view of the lake and mountains.[3]

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