2018 CENTRAL OREGON KAYAKING FORUM

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  • September 18, 2017 4:27 PM
    Reply # 5267019 on 5075367

    There are some State Parks that do not allow hammocks. Might want to check LaPine.  Nehalem State Park would not let you use them. 

  • September 18, 2017 2:25 PM
    Reply # 5266913 on 5075367

    I just reserved site 122. I'm bringing my hammock too - for lounging not for sleeping- but one never knows what could happen. 

    We may have a spot for a second vehicle- check out the picture of the site to get an idea if a 2nd car would fit

    Janell and Sand Mouth

  • September 18, 2017 1:36 PM
    Reply # 5266852 on 5075367

    I just came across a website that has photos of each of the individual sites at the LaPine State Park.

    https://www.campsitephotos.com/campground/or/lapine-state-park/ 

    The site has photos and information on most sites in the NW.    As a side note, Chris has offered up a couple of trees in her campsite (#123)for me to set up my hammock. There appear to be a few trees right next to the river that look promising. The site has its allocation of parking spots filled so I am looking for a spot to park my car hopefully near #123. I will pay the additional vehicle fee if anyone has a parking spot.  BTW I have a brand new Hennessy Hammock that I can make available for someone to try out on this trip, I will include a tutorial on its setup and use. It's not for sale,  I am just trying to spread the joy and comfort of hammock camping to my OOPS friends.  Marty

  • September 18, 2017 9:55 AM
    Reply # 5266449 on 5075367

    Peggy and I just reserved site 121 in the North Loop, very much looking forward to the trip!

  • September 18, 2017 9:53 AM
    Reply # 5266445 on 5075367

    I'm going to look up the cabin campsites today. Let you all know what's available. 

  • September 18, 2017 9:43 AM
    Reply # 5266438 on 5075367

    I'm really excited about this trip!  I had to cancel my plans to paddle the Cascade lakes with KP last summer because of the downsizing at Intel, so have been wanting to paddle there ever since.

    We reserved site 117.  My wife Robin is joining me, but she won't be paddling. 

    Jon

  • September 18, 2017 8:22 AM
    Reply # 5266287 on 5075367

    Today's the day to make reservations that start on Monday, June 18th.  I got site 123, which I like because it backs up to the hiking trail and river, and other OOPSters got 125, 143 and 144.  Let us know which site YOU get!

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  • September 17, 2017 6:22 PM
    Reply # 5265454 on 5075367

    Mark and I just signed up on the preregistration site. 

    We're happy to share a campsite at LaPine  ill looking into reserving a site



  • September 11, 2017 5:42 PM
    Message # 5075367

    Register beginning 9/14/2017 for a four- or five-day 2018 Central Oregon Kayaking extravaganza. Plan to arrive on Monday, June 18, 2018 and we’ll paddle Tuesday through Friday..   This will be a collection of Level 1 trips. There will likely be only one trip per day.  You’ll sign up for the actual OOPS paddle trips later, but by registering on the calendar for the "non-Event," you’ll know if you should go ahead and reserve your own campsite or lodging.  Please only register once you know that there is a very high likelihood that you will attend.  State campgrounds open registrations nine months in advance, so you can reserve a camp site beginning Sept. 18, 2017.   This extravaganza has been planned for mid-week because the lakes we visit should have fewer visitors then.  The Central Oregon waterways are a treat—clear water, fresh air, spectacular views.  It’s easy to see why people fall in love with Central Oregon. I expect that there will be about six Trip Organizers for these trips.  Registration will be limited to 21 total people, including Trip Organizers (three pods of seven paddlers). 

    I will be camping at La Pine State Park, and I hope you’ll reserve your own site there, too. The park is along the Deschutes River and features access to miles of relatively flat hiking and biking trails.  The campground is near Sunriver and all its amenities, as well as less than an hour from Sparks and Hosmer Lakes and less than 30 minutes from the other two waterways we’ll likely paddle.  PLEASE USE THIS FORUM OR YOUR OWN INFORMAL NETWORKS TO FIND PEOPLE TO SHARE A CAMPSITE WITH.  I would suggest making your reservations early.  What do you have to risk but an $8 reservation fee?    I plan to reserve a site in the North Loop (Sites 100-148).  All the North Loop sites are large and have electrical hookups.   The other two loops have full-hookups, so they will attract more RVs.  Cabins are available in the South Loop.  Looking for something even more plush?  Rent a house in Sunriver.

    ~Chris Mayou


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