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Little McNary Lake / Gilbert River Paddle & Portage (Level 2)

  • May 02, 2017
  • 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  • Gilbert River Boat Ramp, Sauvie Is., OR
  • 10


  • Active club members, including kayaking professional & lifetime. Provisional acceptance, pending approval by the Trip Organizer.

Registration is closed

This trip ins limited to OOPS members who are WEC. To register, you'll need to log into your member account on the OOPS website.

Narrative: Starting at the Gilbert River Boat Ramp on Sauvie Island, paddle the Little McNary lakes chain and portage into Pete's Slough. Paddle across Sturgeon Lake to the Gilbert River Wash, and explore the Gilbert River system back into Sturgeon Lake. Return following Ebb tide back to the Gilbert River Boat Ramp.
YOU WILL NEED A VALID SAUVIE ISLAND PARKING PERMIT, Available at the Cracker Barrel store, or wherever fishing licenses are sold including BiMart and Fred Meyer.

Meeting Time: 8:00:00 AM
Launch Time: 8:45:00 AM
Type of activity: Paddle Trip
Put in: Little McNary Lake on road to Gilbert River Boat Ramp
Take out: Gilbert River Boat Ramp
Route Alternative for bad weather: If weather is really terrible, explore the McNary Lake chain and return
Required equipment:  
Minimum Immersion protection: Shorty wetsuit
Primary Organizer: Brad Sheehan
Assistant Organizer(s): TBD
Has organizer paddled here before? Yes
Has organizer led an OOPS paddle here before? Yes
Organizer's first aid and CPR current? Yes
First Aid /CPR Person: TBD
Maximum number of paddlers: 10
I certify that I understand and will conduct this activity in accordance with the OOPS Activity Policy: Yes
Estimated Air Temperature: 55-60
Estimated Water Temperature: 55
Estimated Water Time: 5 to 6 hours plus lunch and breaks
Tide times & heights: 05/02 Tue 09:41 AM 3.32 H
05/02 Tue 06:24 PM -0.18 L
Current information: Less than 2 knots on the Gilbert River 
Wind strength: Level 2: 7-12 knots (14 mph) – wind noticeably effects movement of paddle
Swell/Surf size: Level 1: Under 1' waves, no breaking waves
Sea state: Level 2: Waves up to armpit; light to moderate chop, scattered whitecaps
Landing types: Level 2: Frequent landing opportunities including docks or moderate sloping banks, brush or overhanging trees
Currents: Level 2: Mild currents (up to 2 knots): current increases / decreases group speed by half
Total distance: Level 3: 11 to 15 miles
Open crossing: Level 2: Less than 1 mile
Paddling Environment:  
Overall rating: Level 2
Rating Comments: This could be considered a long Level 2 paddle, 
but the wind on Sturgeon Lake can present challenges.
Location (Optional):  http://www.dfw.state.or.us/maps/wildlife_areas/sauvie_features_ownership.pdf
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