Northwest Outdoor Store Paddlefest 2013
Howard Prairie Lake Resort
Saturday, August 24: 10am-4pm

Join Us for a Day of…Summer Fun, Family & Friends on the Lake!

All things that float Welcome!
Stand Up Paddleboards. Kayaks. Canoes. Rafts.

Join us for a day of paddling, meeting new friends and just having fun in the gorgeous Cascade Mountain setting of Howard Prairie Lake, less than 30 minutes from Ashland.
Eat at the Howard Prairie Restaurant or Bring a picnic or BBQ (grills & tables on site)
Campsites available, for reservations www.jacksoncountyor.org/parks/Camping or call (541) 774-8183,
Day Parking Fee: $4.00
For more Information:
Call the Northwest Outdoor Store at 541-245-4000

Event Day Schedule

Registration – 9:30-10:30Paddle Races (no fee), Paddle Poker Run ($5.00), SUP Yoga (no fee)

Kayak Fishing Clinics

10:00 – Kayak Fishing Clinic I, Limit 10 participants (pre-register by calling or visiting the Northwest Outdoor Store at 541-245-4000)
4:00 – .Kayak Fishing Clinic II, limit 10 participants – must pre-register

Paddle Races

Stand Up Paddle Boards (SUP’s) will start first, Kayakers will race each course immediately after finish of SUP’s.
10:30 – Siskiyou Slalom Run – 1 Mile Race through a slalom course of buoys, make it to the end then sprint straight back the starting line.
11:00 – Rouge Sprint Race All Out sprint for 1 to 2 miles. Open to all ages.
11:45 – PaddleFit Relay Challenge:  Teams of 2, mix of Stand Up Paddling and Waterman endurance exercises.  Complete the coarse, paddle around the buoys, run onto the beach to tag partner.

Stand Up Paddle Skills Clinic

12:30 – SUP Paddling Skills Clinic

Paddleboard Yoga

11:30 – Paddleboard Yoga
12:00 – Paddleboard Yoga
1:30 – Paddleboard Yoga

USCG Safety Guidelines

For the Northwest Outdoor Store Paddlefest

Paddlefest Safety Mandatory Basics:

  1. Each canoe, kayak, or SUP, must have a Coast Guard approved life jacket/PFD (personal floatation device) for each person on board.  The jacket/PFD must be in good condition and appropriately sized for the person(s) on board.
  2. Children, under 12 years old, and younger, must wear an appropriately sized PFD/life jacket at all times.
  3. Each canoe, kayak, or SUP must have a sound signaling device such as a whistle.

Paddle craft, such as canoes, kayaks, and stand-up paddle boards are considered “vessels” (i.e., boats) under federal rules, and, as such must comply with the safety equipment requirements based on their size (length).  For the purposed of Paddlefest, requirements are for craft under 16′.

  • A canoe, kayak, or SUP, must have a Coast Guard approved life jacket/PFD (personal floatation device) for each person on board.  They must be in good condition and appropriately sized for the person(s) on board.
  • Children, under 12 years old, and younger, must wear an appropriately sized PFD/life jacket at all times when on the water in a canoe, kayak, or SUP.
  • Inflatable life jackets are permitted only for persons 16 years old and older.   Inflatable life jackets are not permitted on personal watercraft (i.e., jet skis, sea doos, etc.) or for “high impact” water activities.  “High impact” activities includes white water class III or above.
  • Life jackets are required for all persons on a boat operating in waters classified as “Class III” or higher.
  • Helmets are recommended for canoeists and kayakers when negotiating “white water”.
  • Each canoe, kayak, or SUP must have a sound signaling device such as a whistle or hand held air horn.