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Clockwise tour of Henry Hagg Lake

  • February 12, 2024
  • 10:00 AM
  • Henry Hagg Lake Boat Ramp & Recreation Area C, SW West Shore Dr, Gaston, OR 97119
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  • Active club members with wet exit certification, including kayaking professional and lifetime. Provisional acceptance pending approval by the trip organizer.

Registration is closed

Time to get out for a nice winter paddle. This will be a clockwise tour of Henry Hagg lake launching from the boat ramp at the Camp C Recreation Area and meandering around the various inlets and features around the lake. Most people may have only experienced the lake in the summer months so seeing it in the winter could be quite a bit different.

The length of this paddle should be about 7 miles and with stops, about four hours. If the winds are strong the trip will be rescheduled (but within a week or so).

There will be a shore talk at 10:45 AM and please make sure that you are ready to paddle after the talk. You must wear a drysuit. Dress warm and bring hot liquids/food. We will have lunch at the Eagle Point Recreation Area (or earlier if we find a good spot). There are restrooms at the launch and at Eagle Point.

There is a parking fee: $7 daily pass ($5 for seniors 55+ and veterans).

Parking passes are available at the park entrance fee booth and at C-Ramp (cash and card).

Discount parking passes can be purchased at the Park Office, Monday - Friday, 8 am - 4:30 pm (cash and card), or at Lake Stop Store 8015 SW Old Highway 47, Gaston, OR 97119 (card only). 

This trip is limited to members.  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

Meeting Time: 10:00:00 AM
Launch Time: 11:00:00 AM
Put in: Henry Hagg Lake Boat Ramp & Recreation Area C, SW West Shore Dr, Gaston, OR 97119
Take out: Same as launch
Minimum Immersion protection: Drysuit
Primary Organizer: Jerry Stole (TO Candidate)
Co-Organizer(s): Tom Waldron (TO Mentor)
Estimated Air Temperature: 40s
Estimated Water Temperature: 40s
Estimated Water Time (including breaks/lunch): About 4 hours
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 1: Frequent easy landing opportunities including gently sloping, sand, gravel or grass
Currents: Level 1: None or mild (less than 1 knot)
Total distance: Level 2: 6 to 11 miles
Open crossing: Level 2: Between 0.5 and 1 miles
Paddling Environment: 
Overall rating: Level 2
Rating Comments: Even though this is a large open lake with no currents or tides, it is a level 2 paddle due to the trip's length, long crossing and winter conditions.
Location: Henry Hagg Lake Boat Ramp & Recreation Area C, SW West Shore Dr, Gaston, OR 97119
COVID-19 Status of Trip: Participants of this trip may, or may not, be vaccinated for Covid-19

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