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Crooked River Day Use To Round Butte Dam L2 ( Lake Billy Chinook event)

  • May 17, 2024
  • 10:00 AM - 3:30 PM
  • Crooked River Campground
  • 6


  • Active club members with wet exit certification, including kayaking professional and lifetime. Provisional acceptance pending approval by the trip organizer.

Full Name:Mark Niemann-Ross
Activity Title: Crooked River Day Use To Round Butte Dam L2 ( Lake Billy Chinook event)
Date of Activity: 5/17/2024
Narrative: This is an eight mile round trip from a sandy beach near Crooked River day use area. We'll paddle north towards Round Butte Dam, then return along the same route.

This trip goes through scenic steep canyons. This also means there will be limited take-out options, although there is a floating bathroom near the dam. If possible, we'll take out in the cove near the dam for lunch. If not, we'll improvise.

This will be a leisurely paddle with no fast water.
Meeting Time: 10:00:00 AM
Launch Time: 10:30:00 AM
Type of activity: Paddle Trip
Put in: Crooked River Campground
Take out: Same
Route Alternative for bad weather: Shorter paddle
Required equipment:
Minimum Immersion protection: Full wet suit
Primary Organizer: Mark Niemann-Ross
Has organizer paddled here before? No
Has organizer led an OOPS paddle here before? No
Organizer's first aid and CPR current? Yes
First Aid /CPR Person:
Maximum number of paddlers: 6
I certify that I understand and will conduct this activity in accordance with the OOPS Activity Policy: Yes
Estimated Air Temperature: 55-60 degrees
Estimated Water Temperature: 50 degrees
Estimated Water Time (including breaks/lunch): 5
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 2: Frequent landing opportunities including docks or moderate sloping banks, brush or overhanging trees
Currents: Level 1: None or mild (less than 1 knot)
Total distance: Level 2: 6 to 11 miles
Open crossing: Level 1: Less than 0.5 miles
Paddling Environment:
Overall rating: Level 2
Rating Comments:
Location: lake billy chinook
Photos (Optional):
COVID-19 Status of Trip: Participants of this trip may, or may not, be vaccinated for Covid-19
Tide Station: na

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