Paddling Saugeen & Sauble River Recreational Kayak Weekend

  • 22 Jul 2022
  • 4:00 PM
  • 24 Jul 2022
  • 3:00 PM
  • Sauble Provincial Park
  • 0


  • Registration opens 8 weeks before the event

Registration is closed
Paddling Title Saugeen & Sauble River Recreational Kayak Weekend
Date Friday, July 22 to Sunday, July 24
Registration Opens 8 weeks before the event (Car Camping or Wilderness)
Name of Volunteer Trip Leader(s) Sandy Nay / Gabriela Sebestyen
Email of Volunteer Trip Leaders(s);
Trip Address
Body of Water Saturday, July 23 - Saugeen River; Sunday, July 24 - Sauble River
Is this a scouting trip? No
Paddling Vessels Permitted Recreational kayaks permitted
Boat Launch Location
(if different than trip address)
Saturday via Prearranged Shuttle to Saugeen River access #13. Sunday meet at public boat launch on Sauble River
Arrival Time 9:15:00 AM at Denny's Dam/Southampton on Saturday
On the water time, ready to paddle
(Suggested 45 minutes after arrival time)
10:30:00 AM - Saugeen River Access #13
Maximum number of paddlers including leader(s) 7
Boat Rental Available Yes
Boat Rental Details Thorncrest Outfitters - Make your own arrangements 519-797-1608
Launch Conditions Sand and pebbles
Bathroom Facitilities on Site None
Trip Safety Requirements PFDs must be worn at all times while in your kayak;
A sprayskirt is required unless otherwise specified as a rec boat paddle;
Transport Canada requirements for equipment is also a HOC trip requirement: 15m of buoyant heaving tow line, sound signal device, bailing device, watertight light for ½ hour before sunset or ½ hour after dawn;
Wet exit practise (formally called wet exit lesson) within the last 12 months in the current kayak that you are using for a trip;
Kayak with sealed fore and aft bulkhead compartments unless specified as a rec boat paddle;
A minimum of one spare paddle per 2 participants
HOC Trip Rating
(* in those conditions)
Grade A (Beginner) Entry level skills; Forward stroke ability; Reverse stroke ability; Turning stroke ability; Wet exit
Wind Grade A (Beginner) Light; 10 kms/hour
Waves, Breaking Waves, Swell Grade A (Beginner) Under 1 foot waves; No breaking waves (Waves up to the deck seam; water glassy to rippled; no whitecaps)
Current Grade A (Beginner) None or mild
Open Crossings Grade A (Beginner) No open crossings
Landing Type Grade A (Beginner) Easy; gently sloping sandy beach
Landing Frequency Grade A (Beginner) No more than 1 km between landings
Total Distance Per Day Grade A (Beginner) Up to 10 kms
Overall Trip Rating Grade A (Beginner)
After Paddle Leisure Time
Go to Restaurant After Paddle Yes - Group DInner Sauble Beach Saturday night only
Restaurant and Restaurant Address TBD
Trip Costs

$30.00 shuttle cost , Parking fees not included and the cost of car camping is separate as well

Trip Cancellation Policy Payment in full. No refund unless spot is filled.
Trip Details

This will be a weekend trip, where we aim to explore two separate inland rivers: Saugeen River and Sauble River. Saturday will be dedicated to exploring the Saugeen river, the longest of the two. Sunday will be dedicated to exploring the Sauble river, a shorter paddle ending at the Sauble falls.

Arrival: Please arrive after 4pm on Friday, July 22
Departure: Approximately 3pm Sunday, July 24

Participants responsible for their own transportation and hauling of their personal kayaks. Personal transportation required to get from/to launching spots. Parking fees will apply near Sauble river due to popularity. Car-pool is optional and to be arranged by participants if desired - COVID19 protocols must be observed.
Saturday Shuttle - We will be using Thorncrest Outfitters to shuttle us from Denny’s Dam (Southampton) to an access point where we will unload our gear.

Friday night - dinner on your own.
Saturday - bring your own breakfast and lunch supplies. Breakfast will be on your own before departure. Lunch will be during the trip at riverside - bring your own supplies and pack for trip. Pack your own snacks for trip. Group dinner at a local restaurant TBD. on Saturday night.
Sunday - bring your own breakfast and lunch supplies. Breakfast will be on your own before departure. Lunch will be during the trip at riverside - bring your own supplies and pack for trip.
Additional Notes:
A pre-trip planning meeting will be scheduled with registered participants 2 weeks prior to trip to go over any questions and details.
There will be no bathroom facilities while on the rivers. Must be comfortable using the 'bush' if nature calls during the paddles.

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