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Sparks Lake Afternoon Paddle - Kayak & Canoe

The Pros know that cross-training is the key to success in any sport.......


Get the kayaks and canoes out for a relaxing late afternoon paddle on Sparks Lake!  The wildflowers are in full bloom.  We can paddle the rocky shoreline and explore the island nooks around the larger southern end of the lake.  We'll find a shady spot on the west shore to stop for a snack before returning to the cars. No dogs please. Probably 2 to 3 hours on the water.  Of course, there's no hurry to leave!  This will be a co-activity with the Bend Adventure meetup group.  If you can carry an additional boat/paddler, please let us know as the ramp parking lot can get pretty crowded.











Don't forget your lunch, camera and PFD!


**Rules of this Activity**
• To participate in a BACE Meetup activity, you must be a member of the BACE Meetup Group and be RSVP’d “Yes” for that specific activity. No “Plus 1’s”
• All participants should be “self-sufficient” with their own food, hydration, tools, spare parts and first aid supplies necessary for the activity.
• No dogs permitted on group activities unless inclusion is specified in the activity description.

**Liability Waiver**
By signing up for this meetup, I agree to the following: Paddling can be dangerous and cause serious bodily injury or even possibly death. The organizers of this group and its members will not be held responsible for the actions of any participant at any event. Each participant attends an event at their own risk and is solely responsible for any damage to their equipment or themselves.


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  • Jay M

    What a great way to spend a Bend summer afternoon! Perfect weather, water and friends. Thanks to all for joining in.....

    1 · July 9, 2013

  • Franni

    Anyone have a PFD I can borrow for this event? I just bought one but I have decided it is too large. Better to return it for a smaller one but that will take a few days.

    July 8, 2013

  • Jay M

    A reminder that Sparks lake is a fee area. $5 day use fee or Northwest Adventure Pass required. If you have an extra Adventure Pass, please bring it for someone else to use.

    July 8, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Franni, do you have canoe/kayak? or, are you taking your bike? Do you have an extra kayak or need a second person in canoe??? I am off and can go but don't have a boat. sigh, what's a girl to do in Bend w/o a boat... hrumpf.

    July 5, 2013

    • Franni

      BIKE across the's a miracle Mary! Yes, I like the idea of an MTB cruising over the lake! I do not own a kayak yet, but I have a couple of friends that have kayaks that I can borrow. If I can't borrow, I would consider renting.

      July 5, 2013

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