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Level 1 - Estacada Lake Scenic Paddle

  • January 19, 2019
  • 9:30 AM - 2:00 PM
  • Estacada Boat Ramp-Milo McGiver State Part


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Paddling Estacada Lake  is a great opportunity for new paddlers and experienced folks who may want to enjoy a leisurely trip.  The route is peppered with small waterfalls, shallow riffles and deep pools.  About a third of the way through the trip we pass beneath an arched bridge leading to the town of Estacada which looks better viewed from the water than the roadway.  The route is cradled between steep hillsides and basalt cliffs.  A few weeks ago the water was high and I was able to make it to the Faraday Power Plant but the shore was kind of rocky.  We can stop for lunch and try landing on the rocky shore so bring food and drink. The options for getting out of our boats may be limited but the paddle should be fairly short, 2-3 hours. There is a $5 parking charge if you don't have a State Park pass.

Meeting Time: 9:30 AM
Launch Time: 10:30 AM
Type of activity: Paddle Trip
Put in: Estacada Lake Boat Ramp- Milo McIver State Park
Take out: Same
Route Alternative for bad weather: NA
Required equipment:
Minimum Immersion protection: Drysuit
Primary Organizer: Michael Kipley
Assistant Organizer(s): Bob Freshman
Has organizer paddled here before? Yes
Has organizer led an OOPS paddle here before? No
Organizer's first aid and CPR current? No
First Aid /CPR Person: Bob Freshman
Maximum number of paddlers: 12
Estimated Air Temperature: 40's
Estimated Water Temperature: 40's
Estimated Water Time (including breaks/lunch): 2-3 Hours
Tide times & heights: NA
Current information: NA
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 3: Bad footing, rocky shores, or surf up to 1.5'
Currents: Level 1: None or mild (less than 1 knot)
Total distance: Level 1: Up to 6 miles
Open crossing: Level 1: No open crossing
Paddling Environment:
Overall rating: Level 1
Location (Optional):Estacada Lake Boat Ramp 7MX2+35 Estacada, Oregon

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