Hi Jim, I purposely look for small lakes with no boat access, for privacy, and the adventure of the unknown. I've been using a Pelican kayak that I purchased at Costco for about $350. It only weighs about 30lbs so I can put it on my shoulder and pack it in, or if the ground is to rough I throw all my gear inside and just drag it like a sled by the bow toggle handle. It works great!