Public access to Armour
1) Deeded public portage across isthmus from Horsehead. There are signs and ramps to pull out your boat or canoe.
2) River down from North Crab (requires kayak and helmet). Reverse access is a bit difficult. :)
3) Crab lake road. There is a gated locked landing for island dweller on West side of lake, but just a few feet South, the water comes to within a few feet of the road, well into the town right-of-way making it public access. This has a few bits of shrubs that you'd have to fight thru but I'd think a canoe or kayak can muddle through. Nothing that a machete run late at night wouldn't solve.
Every summer, many paddlers run thru Armour. There is a 9 acre state-owned island. Technically I don't know if camping is legal but canoe/kayakers do it frequently.
Like I said, any canoe or kayakers are welcome to park at my place and put in. I don't have my own boat ramp. I too have to buddy up to neighbors.
Likewise anyone wishing to run the rapids down from North Crab can take out at my place. Either drop a vehicle here or if I'm able, I'll run you to Crab landing. It's only like a 20 minute walk too (roughly). The rapids are fun but sometimes treacherous. Dries up some too later in summer. Sometimes trees down across it too. And beaver dams...other than that..... :)
I'll also take people out in my boat though to be clear...I AM NOT A GUIDE! I would just be steering the boat. Liquid bribery would be required.
Sure...there are some pricks on this lake...unlike EVERY OTHER LAKE IN THE STATE!!!!!! (That was sarcasm for those slow on the uptake) Mostly people are pretty nice.