Kayaking in Jordanelle State Park

This Sunday yielded yet another beautiful and warm day in the Salt Lake Valley. So, wanting to take advantage of a day off, I decided to take my kayaks up to Jordanelle State Park with my brother. We had feared that the weather was going to be a little chillier and windier in Heber Valley, so we dressed in layers. Though, as soon as we were ready to launch the kayaks, we found that we had to shed a lot of layers because there was barely any wind and not a cloud in the sky. We marveled at how low the water level was, even for this early in the spring. An island that is a common feature of Jordanelle State Park was now a peninsula and a definite water level line paralleled the lakes shore.

It’s still early in the boating season for Jordanelle so there weren’t many visitors, maybe four or five paddle boarders and one or two boats. Our plan was to follow the shore for an hour or so until we found a good place for lunch. This changed, however, because we got caught up in the easy going atmosphere that the lake had around it. We didn’t feel rushed or anxious about other boaters and we often found our selves just floating and relaxing. We ate our PB & J’s, applesauce and cookies in the middle of the lake and paddled back to the dock all within three hours and headed home.

This small outing really made me appreciate the beauty and pristine qualities of Jordanelle state Park. Come and learn what Jordanelle Sate Park has to offer on June 8th by joining Tread Lightly! and RIDE ON UTAH as we participate in National Get Outdoors Day. We will be cleaning up Jordanelle State Park from 9:00am – 12:00pm. Admission to the park will be free and from 12:30pm – 1:00pm, a lunch that includes hotdogs, cookies, chips and cold drinks will be provided. Hope to see you there!

 You can check out our Facebook events page for more info and to RSVP!

 

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Tread Lightly!® is a national nonprofit organization with a mission to promote responsible outdoor recreation through ethics education and stewardship. The organization was launched in 1985 by the US Forest Service and became a nonprofit organization in 1990. Tread Lightly!’s educational message, along with its training and restoration initiatives, are strategically designed to instill an ethic of responsibility in a wide variety of outdoor enthusiasts and the industries that serve them. The program’s goal is to balance the needs of the people who enjoy outdoor recreation with our need to maintain a healthy environment. Tread Lightly!’s core focus is on supporting and encouraging stewardship from those engaged in outdoor recreation on America’s lands and waterways. The organization offers unique programs and services to help remedy growing recreation issues. The federal government officially recognizes the organization as a sole-source service provider of education and training on how to be environmentally and socially responsible while using motorized and mechanized vehicles.
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