Waldo Lake has a surface area of 9.8 square miles. It has an average depth of 128 feet with a maximum depth of 420 feet. This makes Waldo the second deepest lake in the state after Crater Lake. Like Crater Lake, Waldo Lake is ultraoligotrophic (having extremely clear water with very little organic material). The lake was restocked with trout every other year, until 1990 when efforts to preserve the water clarity halted the practice. The lake has a 10 miles per hour speed limit for boats, but in 2010 gasoline motors were banned while electric motors are still allowed.
The Plan is to spend the whole day at the lake. We will start with some kayaking for a few hours then come to shore to have a small cookout for lunch/dinner. After eating we can head back out for some more kayaking.
Attendees will need their own Kayak and appropriate gear along with transportation. You will need to bring snacks, water and food for the cookout. Extra clothing, a hat, sunglasses and sunscreen are also needed. Depending on how many people sign up we could do some sort of potluck. I will be bringing a small gas grill and stove to cook on.
There is the option for those wanting to camp over night. There are 205 designated campsites total among the campgrounds and an additional 50 primitive tent sites around the lake.