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Merrill Creek Reservoir exploratory paddle
July 25 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Merrill Creek Reservoir Boat Launch
34 Merrill Creek Rd · Washington, NJ
YOU MUST BE A DUES PAYING MEMBER OF THE LEHIGH VALLEY KAYAK AND CANOE CLUB TO GO ON THIS TRIP!
Calling all rec boaters. This paddle is geared for you ! Merrill Creek Reservoir is a 650-acre artificial lake that is surrounded by 290 acres of protected woodland and fields.
The reservoir and surrounding parkland offer visitors an opportunity to engage in outdoor activity. Some of the abundant wildlife around the lake includes bald eagles, crows, white-tailed deer, wild turkey, and other various migratory birds. The reservoir is best known for its brown trout fishing. The lake is about two hundred thirty-five feet deep, making it the deepest man-made lake in New Jersey. You will find sub-merged tree reefs and rock reefs throughout the lake.
YOU MUST BE A MEMBER OF LVKCC IN ORDER TO PARTICIPATE.
Not a member? Join here: https://lehighvalleycanoeclub.org
Plan to be at the boat ramp at 9 AM. This way we can be on the water by 10. Kayaks must be 10 feet long or longer per park regulations.
You must have a pfd on at all times. Bring water, snacks, lunch, sunscreen, hat, binoculars for you birders, and camera if you like.
Please have a boat and paddles in good working order. A spray skirt is optional. Clothing as appropriate for the days weather, but no cotton !
Any questions please use this meetup thread.