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Weekly Paddle - LaDue Reservoir

  • Sep 22, 2014 · 6:30 PM
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 DETOUR is in effect for Rt. 44 south if you are traveling EAST on 422. See alternate directions below or follow the detour, which takes longer. ................................................................................................................................

LaDue is 5.5 miles long, with a shore length of 24 miles. LaDue Reservoir is not located in a city, but in the townships of Auburn and Troy, Ohio, in Geauga County.

We will paddle as long as all in the group want to stay on the water; we'd like it to be 2-3 hours, but with less daylight hours, we'll see. Please be ready to launch at 6:30 so we can make the most of the daylight we'll have.  

EXPERIENCE LEVEL

So long as the lake is calm, paddlers at any skill levels will find this an easy paddle. On occasion, the wind whips up the water to the point of white caps, but we should know ahead of time if that is predicted and will post a message here as soon as we become aware of it.

WHAT TO BRING

Dress for the water but also keep in mind that it could be a cool evening once the sun goes down. You may want to wear long pants and bring a paddling jacket.

Kayak or canoe (Bring one or borrow one; there is no place to rent one at the site.)

Paddle(s)

PFD

Bilge pump

Paddle float

Non-alcoholic beverage; snack

Headlamp to see where you are going and a WHITE light for the stern deck or back of your PFD

We are hoping for a clear sky and good weather. But, if the weather is iffy, you may want to bring the following:

Hat, rain jacket, dry clothing

DIRECTIONS

If driving south on I-271, take US 422 east toward Warren.

Merge onto US-422 E. Travel about 15 miles.

Pass by the Rt. 44 exit and proceed across the bridge. At the end of the bridge, take the first right turn ( or the second right turn). Pull in, turn around, and then take a left turn back onto 422 (west). Cross the bridge and take the Rt. 44exit SOUTH.

Take the last right turn, just before you cross the bridge, into the launch area and parking lot.

 

If driving north on I-271, head north on I-271 N toward Exits 27A-27B.

Take exit 27A toward US-422 E/Warren.

Merge onto US-422 E. Travel about 15 miles. 

Pass by the Rt. 44 exit and proceed across the bridge. At the end of the bridge, take the first right turn ( or the second right turn). Pull in, turn around, and then take a left turn back onto 422 (west). Cross the bridge and take the Rt. 44exit SOUTH..

From any place else, find the intersection of US 422 (runs east/west) and Ohio Rt. 44 (runs north/south) on a map and figure out best way to go during the detour. 

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  • Ann B.

    Thanks everyone, that was a fun workout! I added some of my pictures here.

    September 22, 2014

  • Bette g.

    I'm having dinner at the Auburn Inn at the corner of Washington and 44 before we paddle if anyone wants to join mr

    September 22, 2014

  • Damon

    I am a maybe for this. :)

    September 20, 2014

    • Libby

      Make yourself a yesbe

      1 · September 21, 2014

    • Damon

      Yes Mz Wolf

      September 22, 2014

  • Amanda D.

    Sorry for bailing, but I am jammed up at work and will not make it over there in time to get on the water.

    September 22, 2014

  • Ann B.

    I don't have a proper stern light. I have a white light I can put on my pfd, will that be OK?

    September 22, 2014

    • Libby

      I'll bring one for you.

      1 · September 22, 2014

    • Damon

      I have a cigarette lighter

      1 · September 22, 2014

  • Libby

    Bring dry clothes for after. Also, while dressing for the water, the air will be chilly, too.

    September 22, 2014

  • John M.

    In regards to the algae, the launch area on 44 was very green 4 weeks ago, as were many of the smaller bays where that water is more confined. The area near the north boat launch ramp had less of an algae problem. The main body of water was relatively clear. The cooler temps probably have reduced the amount of floating algae on the water surface

    September 22, 2014

  • Chris F.

    I'm still sick, can't make it :(

    1 · September 22, 2014

  • Libby

    Thanks, Ann.

    If you paddled, how was the algae? Two weeks ago, no way would I have gotten into that water.

    September 16, 2014

  • Chris F.

    Is there an algae problem at LeDue?

    September 20, 2014

    • Bette g.

      I was there Friday near the edge it's a little heavy but no problem

      September 20, 2014

  • Ann B.

    Heading East on 422, the route 44 exit IS CLOSED. The detour is quite long going to route 700, then route 82 in Hiram, to 44 and head North again, putting the parking on the left. I was just there Sunday. You might be better off to map an alternate route that doesn't include that exit at all.

    1 · September 16, 2014

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