Tom, Thanks for all of the outstanding information about Hazel Creek!
Does anyone know how much the marina charges for canoe and kayak rentals? It may be a better option if you want to do a short trip (overnight) and are going with one other person (assuming that the rental rate isn't too ridiculous...)
Has anyone paddled across Fontana to Hazel Creek? How long of a trip was it time-wise? Its looks to be about 5 miles. Eagle Creek looks like 3.75 mile and may be a better option for paddling, for an overnight trip.