Kayaking and Other Paddle Sports
White Water Kayaking
Okay, Debbie and I have never actually tried white water kayaking. At least when this was written we had not. So we officially know none of the jargon. All we really know is that it looks fun and the river is beautiful. So, we are providing some links that will provide you with everything you need to know to enjoy this sport herein our hometown.
In addition to kayaking the river in the canyon, Ogden offers fun and practice at the Kayak Park. Located at Exchange and 24th street, the water course sits right off a bike/walking trail. Amenities include parking, restrooms, and a picnic bowery. The water here is best in the spring and early summer.
The kayak park has three holes. The first is considered the best. Slalom gates are open seasonally.
Pineview Reservoir is a nice place to kayak if you are not interested in whitewater. It is best to get out early before motorize boats take over the water.
To avoid the noise of Pineview, head up to Causey Reservoir. Causey Reservoir is about 10 from the turn off onto Highway 39. It is a scenic, quiet retreat. Only wakeless motor boats here.
If you want to share your passion for kayaking, check out Utah Whitewater Club http://www.utahwhitewaterclub.org/
Weber State Outdoor Program provides a great rental and instruction opportunity for students and the general public.
Other Paddle Sports
The best place to enjoy most paddle sports in the Valley is Causey Reservoir. Only wakeless boating is allowed here so you can paddle to your hearts content.
Rumor has it that paddle boards can now be rented at Huntsville BBQ (in Huntsville, of course).
View Huntsville to Causey (road bike) in a larger map
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