Mercer lake ( EXPLORATION )

  • July 21, 2013 · 7:30 AM
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DESCRIPTION :

Mercer lake is a man made lake in West Windsor, NJ. The lake is wholly contained within the boundaries  of Mercer County Park. The lake came into a being with the 1975 construction of a dam to control flooding on the Assupink Creek, the lake is also one of the U.S Olympic rowing team's training centers. Come join us for a pleasurable paddle on the lake itself and I am planning to explore the ASSUPINK CREEK which can give us a 6 more miles of unknown terrain.

PADDLE LEVEL :

* Beginners and up

BOAT LENGHT :

* Any ( LAKE ITSELF )

* 12-14 Feet ( ASSUPINK CREEK EXPLORATION )

CONTACT NUMBER :

* Victor M Quintero[masked] or E-mail me

NOTES :

* MY FIRST TIME HERE ( BEAR WITH ME ! )

* PFD's required

* Spray skirt ( optional )

* Plenty of water and pack lunch

* Sunblock, hat and extra set of dry clothes in a dry bag

* Handsaw, loppers and cutting tools for the Assupink Creek

* Distance ; Mercer lake is 4 miles total

                  Assupink Creek ( Minimum 1 mile / maximum 6 miles )

* Duration ; Mercer lake will be 2 Hrs / Max

                  Assupink Creek might be 1 or even 3 more hrs

IMPORTANT :

* The D.V.K collects NO money, NO dues and assumes NOT responsibilities for your OWN safety

* Please ; Don't get into to water before our safety meeting

 

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  • Jeanie

    It was great, even though I've paddled this lake many times, this is the most fun I've had. Thanks Victor!!

    July 22, 2013

  • Edwina W.

    What a lovely day. The creek exploration was particularly pretty. It was very tranquil and at our early lunch break we saw numerous, large, colorful butterflies. Everyone in the group was friendly and helpful, especially Victor and Andy.

    July 21, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Wonderful lake, very peaceful and scenic. we got the bonus of the triathlon people.
    Thanks to Andy for the lectures, Steve, John, Edwina and Jeanie make the perfect company.

    July 21, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Victor's Phone number ;[masked]

    July 21, 2013

  • chuck w

    Nice to see you folks in my area. I have spent time on the lake. Work takes me away tommorw. If anyone in the area would like to paddle/fish this lake please get in touch. Thanks.

    July 20, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Have you ever done the Assupink Creek that is connected to the lake ?

      July 20, 2013

  • Jim

    Sorry for the last minute cancel. I hurt my feet yesterday and they are worse than expected today.

    July 20, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Hope you will be better soon

      July 20, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    THE TRIP IS A GO !!!.
    I went there today between 8.00 and 8.30 Am and it is doable.
    Please find the Intersection SOUTH POST RD AND CONOVER RD, NJ 08550 and then drive to the end of the South Post Rd and I will be there. ( This is the location of the U.S Rowing Training Center ). The main event is been done at the public boat ramp and shore area.

    July 20, 2013

  • Jeanie

    Following posted on LM schedule of events:

    7/20 - 7/21 - 5:am - 3:00 pm New Jersey State Triathlon
    Location: Mercer County Park Marina

    July 20, 2013

  • Lisa

    Okay see you got the message, didn't read all posts, lake closed

    July 19, 2013

  • Lisa

    Hey you might wanna check I think the lake is closed sat and sun til 2pm for an event not quite sure if its both days but pretty sue its the20th. Might be triathlon ....

    July 19, 2013

  • Edwina W.

    It is an early start but I will set the alarm. I am looking forward to it.

    July 19, 2013

  • Jeanie

    Hi, I paddle on Mercer Lake all the time. It is beautiful & peaceful. I live near the area. The best put in is on the So . Post Rd. side. Folliw So . Post to the end. go past the "Road Close" sign & it will take you right to the laje. Parking is almost on the lake edge. This is also the same side where the Olympic Rowimg Boat Houses are. On the other side of the lake, (Hugh Road) there are picnic tables & tented area w/tables and chairs. The concession stand (sells hotdogs,etc). The rest rooms are close to the concession area. Note: Park Rangers on boat patrol the lake regularly.

    I never paddle the creek so I can't tell you anything about it. Looking forward to meeting everyone.

    July 19, 2013

  • Mango M.

    The NJ State Triathlon is scheduled for that time. Maybe start later.


    http://www.cgiracing.com/newjerseystatetri/REGISTRATION.aspx

    July 18, 2013

    • Sheila L.

      Suggest pick a different weekend. Or a diff lake. :).

      July 18, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Thanks Sheila

      July 19, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hello Everyone ; I am going to take a peak tomorrow and see how things works. WE CAN DO INSTEAD THE ASSUPINK LAKE> stay tune

    July 19, 2013

  • Edward G.

    I live right down the road but haven't paddled here yet. Oh yeah it will be my first meet up too!

    July 18, 2013

  • Janice

    Going to be instructing an ACA Whitewater Kayaking Course on the Lehigh River this weekend.

    July 18, 2013

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