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Paddling Saugeen River Recreational Kayak Day Paddle - Require Car Shuttle

  • 22 Jul 2023
  • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Saugeen Bluffs Conservation Area, 132 Saugeen Bluffs Rd, Paisley
  • 9


  • Registration opens two weeks before the paddle.
  • Non-members are welcome to participate in up to two club events before joining and must meet the skill level requirements for the paddle.

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Paddling Title Saugeen River Recreational Kayak Day Paddle - Require Car Shuttle
Type of Trip Day Trip
Date(s) Saturday, July 22
Registration Opens Day trip - 2 weeks before trip date
Registration Opens on this date (at 12:00 am) July 8, 2023
Name of Volunteer Trip Leader(s) Sandy Nay
Email of Volunteer Trip Leaders(s)
Trip Address Paisley Access Point # 11, 132 Saugeen Bluffs Rd Paisley , Inside Saugeen Bluffs Conservation Area
Google Map Location of Parking

44.346787063785904, -81.31450729815076
Body of Water River
Is this a scouting trip? No
Paddling Vessels Permitted Recreational kayaks permitted
Boat Launch Location side of bank within the Saugeen Conservation Area
Arrival Time Before Launch

10:00 AM
Launch Time (On the Water Time, Sitting in Cockpit) 11:00 AM
Maximum number of paddlers including leader(s) 12
Boat Rental Available No
Boat Rental Details
Bathroom Facilities Portapotty
Trip Safety Requirements, What to Bring 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 practice (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
Please note the club does not provide equipment. If rentals are noted above, it is at the expense of the club member. Please read the details.
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
(Please read the Trip Rating details.)
HOC Paddling Trip Rating Tool
After Paddle Leisure Time
Go to Restaurant After Paddle Yes
Restaurant and Restaurant Address TBD
Trip Cost Cost of entrance fee to conservation area
Trip Cancellation Policy N/A
Additional Trip Details This paddle is suitable for recreational kayaks ( poly/plastics) . Not suitable for sea kayak ( use at own risk) Casual day paddle down the Saugeen River finishing just outside of Port Elgin. Bring lunch, swim suit, towel, snacks, We will be car shuttling. Drop our gear and boat at Access Point #11 and drive cars down to Access#14. Note travel time from Halton region >2hrs . Car pooling is suggested.

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