You are invited!

Before the summer ends, join us for a beautiful evening at an alpine lake eating, relaxing and a little kayaking if you prefer!  East Canyon State Park is a hidden gem which is why I keep my watercraft here during the summer. When we arrive most people have gone and the water is calm.  Everyone brings a food item to share which creates a delicious potluck dinner! Kayaking is optional and includes a separate cost. This is an opportunity to try out the watercraft in the bay near our picnic. You will be sharing with others in our group so if you are looking for a private, exclusive kayaking outing with 3 hours of alone time, you may be disappointed.  


08/12/2017
5:00 PM to 8:00 PM

East Canyon State Park
5535 South Highway 66, Morgan, Utah 84050

Enter the main fee area. However, if you would like to carpool or follow us there, we'll meet at 4 PM at Eastwood Elementary School, 3305 E Wasatch Blvd. SLC. Call or text me at 801-278-5313 if you have any questions.

Cost to attend
  • $15.00per person
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Plan on State Park entry fees for day use. $10/vehicle or $5/Utah seniors 62 and older/vehicle.

Cost includes the use of our watercraft for this outing only. I keep several of my watercraft at this lake during the summer months. There are several to choose from including one and two man sit-on-top kayaks of various lengths and also my two vietnamese fishing boats (called a Corcl) which uses a kayak paddle. Adult PFD life jackets are included but always bring your own if you have one. This is like a sampling outing!  Test out different watercraft to see which ones you like since they all have different characteristics. 

I don't have any PFD life jackets for children so bringing your own is required. 

Parents are personally responsible for their own children. There is no life guard on this lake.  There

Pay on VENMO under Sheryl McGlochlin OR text me in advance to let me know you plan to kayak.

Come to eat or come to kayak or come to do both! Plenty of delicious food is provided by those attending this outing. Kayaking is an extra cost and is optional.  


5 PM: Meet me at the very beautiful East Canyon State Park!
EXACTLY where to find our group once you arrive:
After passing the Park Ranger/Fee Station, drive slowly down TOWARD the lake and boat ramp area. ON YOUR RIGHT look for DRY BOAT STORAGE inside a chain link fence. ON YOUR LEFT, across from the chain link fence look for a paved parking lot. PARK THERE. It's next to a GRASSY PICNIC AREA. In that area as soon as I arrive I'll place TWO LARGE YELLOW CONES to help you find me, hopefully at a covered picnic table. If you arrive before me and don't see any yellow cones, wait on the grass near the parking lot until I arrive. Bring your food items, etc. and check in with me here. After everyone knows where our picnic spot is we'll see who wants to kayak and stand up paddle surf. Those people will walk with me to the dry boat storage and get the watercraft out and carry it to the water, near our picnic area.
Don't ask the concessions staff or park rangers where we are since we are just another group having fun and they won't be able to help you.

If necessary call me.  LOOK FOR MY 3 FOOT YELLOW CONES however, if you don't see me, just stay there. I'll be right back.

Bathrooms are also close by. 

ALTERNATE MEETING PLACE:
4 PM: If you want to carpool or follow me to the reservoir, meet me at EASTWOOD ELEMENTARY SCHOOL, 3305 Wasatch Blvd, Salt Lake City, UT 84109.
RSVP if you plan to meet me here. I'll leave here no later than 4:05 PM.
My cell: 801-278-5313
WE'LL SEE WHO HAS ROOM TO TAKE ADDITIONAL PASSENGERS FOR CARPOOLING. If not, plan to follow me to the State Park, approx. 30 minutes from this location. Before entering the park we can consolidate cars so not everyone is having to pay a $9 entrance fee. Bring some cash to help with entrance fees.

Equipment or Gear

Type of food to bring:

Any side salad, fruit platter, watermelon is always a big hit, chips and salsa, cheese & crackers, sliced apples and cheese, turkey & cheese with a loaf of french bread that we can cut into, etc. Anything along those lines will be a big hit.  If you have a particular dish you would like to share, please do so! If possible, let me know in advance what you are bringing so others don't duplicate it.  

What to bring:

  • Clothes/shoes that can get wet IF you use watercraft or go swimming
  • FOOD Item to share with the group
  • Water bottle - at least 24 oz.
  • Plate, utensils, cup, bowl
  • sunglasses
  • camera
  • blanket, camp chair or yoga pad to sit on

NOTE: We'll be on grass and hopefully have a picnic table

Location

East Canyon State Park

5535 South Highway 66, Morgan, Utah 84050

Enter the main fee area. However, if you would like to carpool or follow us there, we'll meet at 4 PM at Eastwood Elementary School, 3305 E Wasatch Blvd. SLC. Call or text me at 801-278-5313 if you have any questions.

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Let us know if you'll be coming. It isn't necessary, but it always helps us know how many to expect.