Comments and Discussion
Register now 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. PLEASE USE THE WAITLIST IF REGISTRATION IS FULL. 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 here, you’ll know if you should go ahead and reserve your own campsite or lodging. Please only register here once you know that there is a 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 28 total people, including Trip Organizers (four pods of seven paddlers). PLEASE USE THE WAITLIST IF REGISTRATION IS FULL.
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 THE 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.
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