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Coal Lake



Trip Type:

 Flatwater, Day Trip

Experience Level:

 Novice and up

Water Class:

 Class I. Some wind to be expected

Trip Description:

 An out and back trip that is easily completed by paddlers of any skill level. Coal Lake is a long (~10km) narrow lake that can be susceptible to wind and does have some waves.

Suitable Boats

(see notes)

Open Canoe - Yes

Covered Canoe - Yes

Touring Kayak - Yes

Rec Kayak - With Trip Coordinator Approval

Whitewater Kayak - No

Meeting Point:

 Boat Launch West side of lake, south of Secondary Highway 616

Trip Coordinator:

 Adam Belanger

Ph: (780) 878-4256

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Please contact the Trip Coordinator no later than the Wednesday before the trip is schedule to start. Some trips may have space limitations or require early booking. Contact the Trip Coordinator.

Trips are open to all current Northwest Voyageurs Canoe and Kayak Club members.

Touring Kayak - Typically 12 feet long or more and 24" wide or less, with front and rear water tight compartments for flotation and storage, defined keel

Rec Kayak - Typically less then 12 feet long, often greater than 24" wide, with one or no water tight compartments, may or may not have a keel

Whitewater Kayak - Typically less than 10', no watertight compartments, no keel


Location information

Coal Lake, Alberta T0C 1Z0, Canada

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