The water will be warmer and hopefully there will be less wind for our second paddle of the year. We will keep close to shore, and paddle toward Fountainhead Park and back. Beginners are welcome and I will give paddling instruction to anyone who requests it. The kayak rental fee for the entire meetup is only $15 (special price for Lake Ridge Park Paddlers official meetups). Those bringing their own watercraft need to pay the $3 launch fee. Kayaks, stand up paddleboards (SUPs), and canoes are all welcome.
PFD (lifejackets) MUST be worn at all times on the water by everyone. Bring an extra change of clothes in a waterproof dry bag or double bagged in plastic bags. Capsizes are unlikely, but the water will still be fairly cold.
SPECIAL NOTE REGARDING SUPS - The park has rental SUPs, but we will only rent them to those with experience AND those who have a wet suit, dry suit, or at least hydroskins. The chances of falling in are much greater on a SUP. Those who want to try SUP for the first time should wait a little longer until the water is warmer.
Park in the lower parking lot, but parking is available in the upper lot if the lower is full. Meet at the boat ramp and pay for your rental or launch fee at the marina building.
Those who desire can join us at Pizza Gourmet after the meet up (next to the Giant on Hedges Run).