CANCELED--Yakima River, Lower Canyon
Camping Host(s): TBD
Date: October 3-4, 2020
Registration Fee: $25/person (no charge for 2 hosts)
The Lower Yakima canyon, from Wilson Creek to Roza Dam, offers more than 20 miles of relatively easy floating. NFA will set up camp at the Big Pines Campground, right on the river. This is sagebrush country, a basalt and desert landscape home to Bighorn sheep, deer, and plentiful hatches of insects.
Your primary catch will be trout and whitefish. Almost all of the trout are rainbows. Many of our group will be floating from any of the several launch sites downstream to the Big Pines campground or from the Big Pines campground down to the Roza impoundment. If you don't have a boat, there is easy wade access points via numerous pullouts on Canyon Road running alongside the river, state route WA-821. In the spring and at the end of the summer through the fall, wading is not difficult. When the river runs high during the summer due to upstream releases for irrigation, wading is more difficult.
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Food & Beverages:
Cancellation Deadline: Cancellation deadline is 8:00 p.m. on September 27th. If you need to cancel, contact the Outing Host(s). No refunds will be issued after the cancellation deadline.