Catherine Armstrong Only In Your State – Oregon www.onlyinyourstate.com
Kayaking is a great way to get out on the water and explore a lake, but have you ever tried a glass-bottom kayak? There’s a company on Wallowa Lake that has special kayaks so you can see right to the bottom of the lake, and you’re going to want to try it.
Wallowa Lake is one of Oregon’s most beautiful gems. Its waters are clean and clear, and it offers a surface area of 1,508 to explore. One of the best ways to see this lake is inside a kayak, and with a glass-bottom kayak from Jo Paddle, you can see both above and below the surface! Your Wallowa Lake adventure starts at the boat ramp on the the north end of Wallowa Lake. Jo Paddle offers both kayak rentals and kayak tours. Your guide will meet you at the dock with the kayaks and give you a 20-minute orientation. These kayaks are unlike any other. They seat two people and can hold up to 425 pounds. Each kayak has a large dry-bag to hold your belongings. Don’t worry if you’ve never paddled a kayak – there’s no experience necessary. Paddle along the shoreline for the best opportunity to see the bottom of the lake. Wallowa Lake has 8.2 miles of shoreline, so you’ll find plenty of spots to keep you occupied. You might even find some hidden treasure! Rent your kayak for two, four, or six hours, depending on how long you want to be out on the lake. The longer your rental time, the cheaper the hourly rate! For a truly unique experience, book a tour with Jo Paddle. The Nighttime Adventure Tour is 1.5 hours long, and the lights on the kayak make it possible to see the bottom, where fish glide beneath your kayak. Jo Paddle offers several other tours, as well. Take the Wallowa Lake Monster Expedition, where you’ll hear tales about the infamous and elusive Wallowa Lake Monster, or enjoy the Sunset Picnic Tour, which is for adults only. Enjoy the heavens above on the Full Moon Tour, or on two special nights of the year, take the Full Moonrise tour. Tours cost $85-$100 for a single kayak, and $125-$140 for a double kayak.
See all of Jo Paddle’s tours and book yours now on the website. You also might want to follow the company’s Facebook page to see the latest adventures.