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Full Moon Paddle on Coyote Lake Reservoir (SSC Parks)

The SSC parks department is hosting a moonlight paddle on coyote lake.  I'm advertising the event on this meetup, but you must contact SSC parks to make a reservation for this event.  Bay Area Sloughers is not organizing or leading this event.

The event is described on the SSC parks calendar.  If you call for a reservation, they will go over all the details with you.  They require use and inspection fees, certain gear, no booze, etc!/Pages/2012%20Online%20Calendar/August-2012.aspx

The Parks department is not supplying any boats or equipment.  They also require paddling experience, and that you use a boat that you are familiar with.

The SSC parks department organizes several full moon paddling events each year.  Normally, no boating is allowed at these parks after dark.

Event contact info at SSC parks:

Lynda Will, Park Interpreter

If you get a reservation, RSVP yes on this meetup to let us know you are coming!


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  • nicole j.

    Being on the water after the power boats have left is so peaceful. All we heard was the the swoosh of paddles in the water, quiet conversations, and the birds chirping. Later it was the crickets and bats making all the noise. The Park Interpretors do a wonderful job of organizing and leading this special night paddle. They shared information about skunks and mountain lions and I learned a few new tidbits. A fantastic evening.

    August 3, 2012

  • Angela

    Highly organized trip. Organizers were great. Our group had 4, but there were about 30 people in total, I think - which meant that put-in took an hour. I absolutely loved the smell of chaparral in the air, the colors of the sunset, the bright moon, the sounds of chirping bats flying around my head, the peaceful sight of stillwater and the reflections of light in it. Now if only I could have had more opportunities to enjoy the experience; afterall, I drove 1.5 hrs to get there! The rangers really monopolized the time with their "fireside" chats. Oh man, I'd love to have a race on that water at night!

    August 2, 2012

  • stephen

    I hate to give this a bad review, but I really felt the park guides spend too much time talking and not enough time paddling. The kicker was when they decided to tell a long children's story to a group of mostly adults. Out of two and a half ours on the lake, we probably only paddled for 45 minutes at best.

    I did appreciate the life jacket tips, as it turns out ours were way too loose, and needed to be snugged up. I'm sure my life will be saved by this one day.

    On the good side, it was really cool to paddle after dark, and the lake was really calm. Just could have used more paddling. We also saw a ton of small bats. They were swarming right over our heads! It was also a good crowd of paddlers. Lots of friendly folks.

    August 2, 2012

  • Angela

    I've always wanted to do a night paddle. The fact that it is guided - is awesome. Once in a lifetime opportunity in my book. :)

    July 12, 2012

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