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This water trail adventure showcases a 5.52-mile section of the Jordan River between Saratoga Springs and Lehi in Utah County. The Jordan River through this region is wide with sweeping turns and a good venue for long boats. Our agenda is to launch a short distance inland from Utah Lake at Jordan River (Model Airplane) Park and navigate north to Willow Park where we’ll go ashore for a paddle break; thence, we’ll get back on the river and continue north to our take-out at 1500 North. At this point everyone has the option to continue north four additional miles to Jordan Narrows and attain back to 1500 North for a 13.25-mile paddle. (This option is very much wind-dependent.) The Jordan River in Utah County is a Type I flat water river, and the part we’ll be floating is predominately smooth flowing with virtually no navigation hazards outside of errant fishing lines sometimes dangling from street overpasses, some islands and periodic river debris. Everyone is encouraged to bring a picnic snack for our paddle break.
Please check your equipment for serviceability and to ensure your boat is free of aquatic nuisance/invasive species. Everyone will need to wear a PFD for this event. This activity is appropriate for boating enthusiasts who can supply their own equipment, and who can safely maneuver their boat in current to avoid navigation obstacles. Boaters are responsible for their safety on the water. A car shuttle will be necessary to return drivers from our take-out location to our put-in site. Meet Elliott in Lehi at the 1500 North take-out, located on the east side of the Jordan River and on the south off 1500 North, at 9:00 am. From this location, we will organize the vehicle shuttle and caravan to the put-in site.
Directions: Using Redwood Road: Drive Redwood Road south past Camp Williams to 2100 North (SR-85) and turn east. Drive 2100 North east to 3600 West (first intersection) and turn south. Drive 3600 West to 1500 North and turn east and drive over the Jordan River. We will rally in the parking lot on the south side of 1500 North and on the east side of the Jordan River.
Directions: Using I-15: Drive I-15 to Lehi and exit on 2100 North. Drive 2100 North west to 2300 West and turn south. Drive 2300 West south to 1500 North and turn west. Drive to the Jordan River. We will rally in the parking lot on the south side of 1500 North and on the east side of the Jordan River.