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Ahoy! Beautiful Lake Billy Chinook offers a myriad of water recreational opportunities to visitors. As non-motorized paddling is gaining popularity in Central Oregon; The Cove Palisades State Park Kayak Program runs through its shoulder seasons April/May and September/October in 2018. The goal is to introduce visitors to non-motorized boating; while learning about the history, culture, geology and wildlife of the area. April weather can be cool and wet in Central Oregon; May typically warms up to the upper 60's - low 70's during the day; its a great time to be on the lake!
The Cove Palisades State Park is looking for a kayak host couple for the month of April 2018. Kayak tours offered Saturdays on the beautiful Deschutes River. You will share information on local geology, history, flora and fauna and basic kayaking skills. Tours are approximately 2-3 hrs. long. These tours are weather dependent and will be canceled if inclement weather precludes a safe and enjoyable experience. Additional time may be spent on spring maintenance in the campground; training will be provided.
The Cove is looking for a host(s) with some previous paddling experience and perferably is CPR/First Aid certified. Must be able to swim. We would like the host(s) to arrive sometime during the first week of April so that you have time to acclimate and paddle the trail before going out with the first tour on Saturday, April 7th. The host campsite will be located in the Crooked River Campground which offers solitude, spring flowers, an abundance of wildlife and gorgeous views of Mt. Jefferson.
For more information, please contact Ranger Erin Bennett. We look forward to set sail with you!