JUNE 26-27, 2021: Two days exploring the High Falls and flowages
Challenges: Putting up with some of your fellow paddlers or being overcome by the natural beauty.
Meet: After 9:00 AM
Launch: Landing #13 (in Gov. Thompson State Park)
Lunch: Landing #12
Land: Back at #13
Challenges: May be some motorboat/ jet ski traffic in this area, and more natural beauty.
Meet: 9:30 AM
Launch: Landing #6 (Out-and-Back)
Fee: $15 per adult, for one or both days of this event. Under age 16, free with an adult. Fee covers ACA event insurance, bus and marketing costs. No one is paid. Any proceeds to the NEWP.
- All participants must wear a personal flotation device (PFD or lifejacket) at all times while on the water.
- No alcoholic beverages are allowed on the paddle or during lunch stops.
Members of NEWP can arrange to borrow a boat by contacting a member of the Board. Several boat rental businesses operate in the region.
This has become an annual getaway weekend of paddling, camping and a big potluck barbecue. No, this isn’t a whitewater trip. The flowage is where the raging “Pesh” is tamed into a flat pond surrounded by rocky beauty. Saturday we leave from Landing #13 and head to Landing #12, where the river enters the impoundment. After a stop for lunch, we head back to Landing #13 and the Tommy Thomspon State Park campground.
In past years, we’ve enjoyed a great group brat and burger cookout at the Woods Lake picnic shelter in the state park. At this point, we are checking to see if the shelter will be available and if so, will reserve it in case a group cookout of some sort can be held.
Our SUNDAY trip will be a bit different prior year trips, as an out-and-back paddle from Landing #6. This will give us the opportunity to explore the beautiful upstream areas and also avoid a time-consuming shuttle.
Saturday: Landing #13
Sunday: Landing #6
Preregister with the button above to let us know you’re coming.
Complete your ACA waiver form in advance to save time at the launch.