We're sorry, but this activity is over. The last meeting was Saturday, October 31, 2020.
Experience the changing of the seasons and enjoy the natural beauty of the Occoquan Reservoir! A fun and memorable outdoor experience while highlighting natural and historical features unique to the area. This program will be led by NOVA Parks Roving Naturalist, Matt Felperin. We will begin with a brief paddling instruction overview before heading out. Previous kayak experience suggested, but not required. $30, ages 12+
Be sure to bring plenty of water and appropriate clothing; quick dry material is recommended along with close-toed sandals (you will need to wade in shallow water to get in boat). ALL participants must register, children under 16 must be accompanied by adult. Dry bags are recommended for personal items. Program includes experienced guide, kayak rental, paddle, and PFD.
Participants are required to read and accept the Assumption of Risk and Indemnification Agreement during the registration process. Please click on the link to the right to view the document.
A full refund will be given in the event of a cancellation with a minimum of 48 hours advance notice. No refund will be given for cancellations with less than 48 hours advance notice.
Unpredictable weather conditions are to be expected. Guides will assess the weather at the time of the tour. If it is unsafe, the trip will be rescheduled or cancelled. In the event of cancellation a full refund will be given.
KNOW BEFORE YOU GO!
As with any exercise it is not advisable to eat a heavy meal just prior to attending your paddle tour. Canoeing, kayaking and stand up paddle boarding involves constant movement. Instructor(s) will lead warm-up activities at the beginning of the event to engage the body for the activity; this may be conducted on the water pending the activity.
WHAT TO BRING:
All participants must bring a water bottle.
Sun protection (if applicable) such as sunscreen, hat, sunglasses, and lightweight, long sleeve shirt.
Appropriate water clothing - fibers like nylon, silk, synthetic and wool retain insulation properties even when they are wet and therefore, keep the body warmer.
Recommended footwear can be water shoes, strapped sandals, or any comfortable shoe that can get wet.
Change of clothes, shoes and towel for after the tour can be left in the car.
WHAT NOT TO BRING:
Any items you do not want to get wet or loose items that may become disengaged while in the water. (cell phone, cameras, etc.)
Glasses should be secured with an eyewear retainer.
***Meet at boat ramp***