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North Fork Clackamas Reservoir

  • December 26, 2016
  • 10:30 AM - 1:30 PM
  • Promontory Park Estacada
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  • Active club members, including kayaking professional and lifetime. Provisional acceptance, pending approval by the trip organizer if this is a paddle

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Water-based activity: This trip is limited to members with a wet exit certification (except for level 1 trips when the paddler is not using a spray skirt). To successfully register you will need to sign into your OOPS member account, and your account will need to be a member of the "Wet Exit Certified" group.

Come join me and paddle the beautiful North Fork Reservoir on the day after Christmas. The lake has stunning vertical cliffs with multiple water falls and other scenery to match. As we paddle south into the narrowing Clackamas river, we will encounter some mild to moderate current which can be just plain fun to negotiate or we can turn before significant current and ride gently back. In any event put on your new holiday duds and launch your new boat or just come as you were and lets have fun in one of the most relaxing venues in the Northwest. We will put in at the newly restored and remodeled boat ramp and marina at Promontory Park.

Meeting Time:

10:30:00 AM

Launch Time:

11:00:00 AM

Type of activity:

Paddle Trip

Put in:

Promontory Park Marina

Take out:

Promontory Park Marina

Route Alternative for bad weather:


Required equipment:

Minimum Immersion protection:


Primary Organizer:

Bob Freshman

Assistant Organizer(s):


Has organizer paddled here before?


Has organizer led an OOPS paddle here before?


Organizer's first aid and CPR current?


First Aid /CPR Person:

Mel Wishan

Maximum number of paddlers:


I certify that I understand and will conduct this activity in accordance with the OOPS Activity Policy:


Estimated Air Temperature:


Estimated Water Temperature:

38 to 48

Estimated Water Time:

2.5 hours

Tide times & heights:


Current information:

Less than 2kts


Wind strength:

Level 1: 0-7 knots (8 mph)

Swell/Surf size:

Level 1: Under 1' waves, no breaking waves

Sea state:

Level 1: Waves up to the deck seam; water glassy to rippled, no whitecaps

Landing types:

Level 2: Frequent landing opportunities including docks or moderate sloping banks, brush or overhanging trees


Level 1: None or mild (less than 1 knot)

Total distance:

Level 1: Up to 6 miles

Open crossing:

Level 1: No open crossing

Overall rating:

Level 1

Rating Comments:

Level 2 if we decide to paddle further up river, by choice only

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