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Saturday Laid Back Social Paddle at Scotts Cove on Rocky Gorge

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Saturday Laid Back Social Paddle at Scotts Run Recreation Area on Rocky Gorge

This paddle is limited to a total of 30 attendees. Six spots are reserved for renters and people who have paid the voluntary annual dues. They will receive priority on the wait list in that order. Everyone has the same chance at the first 24 spots.

Join CKA Saturday, May 3rd for a Laid Back Social Paddle from the Scott's Cove Recreation Area on Rock Gorge Reservoir. Our Laid Back Social Paddles usually have a gentler pace and go shorter distances. With a slightly longer lunch stop they are great for newer paddlers to socialize with other fellow paddlers while enjoying the beauty of some of the better paddling destinations in the area. You do need to be able to paddle for a total of about 3 hours with a lunch/snack break and a couple of rest stops on the water thrown in.

Weather and water conditions allowing, we will be paddling upstream to a small waterfalls before turing around and heading back to the take out. The total distance should be about 8-9 miles. We'll see plenty of herons and turtles with a few osprey and other water birds in a beautiful river like setting with very little current. We should be back to the take out around 2:30 PM.

Rocky Gorge is owned by the Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission (WSSC). To paddle at Traidelphia or Rocky Gorge Reservoirs you must purchase a day use permit for $6.00 or a season permit for $70.00. They can be purchased online at ( or at the WSSC shack near Brighton Dam (Opens at 7:00 AM). With 7 different kayak launch point between them we will paddle enough on Triadelphia and Rocky Gorge to more than pay for the season pass if you attend regularly.

Our rental boats are new, extremely high quality, light touring, sit inside sea kayaks. They cost 4 times as much as the recreational kayaks many other outfitters use but will make you day on the water that much more enjoyable with the group. The rental price for this paddle is $45.00 and includes a paddle and PFD. To reserve a rental for this paddle simple answer YES to the rental question when you RSVP. The boat and gear will be waiting for you at the put in. All you have to do is show up.

All of our paddles are limited in attendance for safety and logistics reasons. There is a waiting list for virtually all of our paddles. If you sign up and don't show up you are preventing someone else from attending. Please observe some common courtesy and change your RSVP to NO as soon as possible if you discover you can not attend so that someone else may.

Members on the attending list will receive a DETAILS email the night before the paddle with all of the information you need to attend. Please take the time to read it carefully.