I would like to canoe the Jordan river from Utah lake to the great salt lake. . Has anyone done it? Any foreseen problems? Lets start the discussion.
02-10-2010 06:20 PM
Re: Jordan River
I did it back in 98 or 99.. at the time the water level was up a bit so all of the canoe ramp things were easy (have no clue what they are actually called but I think there were 3 or 4 of them at the water flow control stations they have these narrow ramps that you have to go down and hope there isn't a grocery cart at the end of it ) otherwise you have to portage around it..
Originally Posted by Western
other than those it was a fun trip.. when are you thinking of doing it.. I may be in to do it again.
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I've done it in segments, but don't think it can be done now. Jordan Narrows from the diversion dam down to 14400 South is unnaturally rocky - doable if you don't mind trashing your hull bottom. I had friends who skirted the worst of it in the East irrigation ditch - but that's not legal. There are a few irrigation dams to portage around between there and 2100 South, but that's where problems begin again. You can take the river channel itself down to I-215 but you run into such a labyrinth of private canals, etc. thereafter that it's about impossible to make it to the lake - especially at today's water levels. The other route is to continue on the diversion canal to I-80, through the airport then straight West to the Lake. However, since 9/11 airport security patrols part of that constantly and arrests on the spot. Its all private beyond that and since its not a natural waterway, its hard to justify access.
Well, may as well revive an old post... did anyone end up canoeing this? We'd like to give it a shot. Can one put in at Utah Lake?
Originally Posted by stan.jarvis