Round Valley Resevoir

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  1. sgtdave4321

    sgtdave4321 New Member

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    Has anyone camped here? If so how was it? We are thinking of a kyak camping trip here and I was interested in anyones feedback. Thanks!
     
  2. 46er

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    Never camped there but have hiked and fished. The reservoir has a reputation for getting very bad under certain conditions and have a wind warning system when all boaters must leave the water. There is a smaller launch site for campers on the SW side near the south dam. I would not pick a campsite near the wind warning light ;)
     
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    Hi 46er, that's interesting, and I appreciate that input because we have considered camping there as well. What causes those conditions to occur, and just out of curiosity, how bad does it get?
     
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    Interesting article 46er, thank you for posting.
     
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  7. 46er

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    No fun for sure. I agree with the one comment about how many paddlers lack the basic's in safety training, but hang an outboard on the back of a 12' rowboat and you do. :confused:

    I fondly recall the white knuckle days coming home from offshore :eek:
     
  8. Toothy Critter

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    Have boated, fished and camped there. Great place...DO IT!!! Load up gear on the canoe, paddle out to campsite that only boaters or backpackers are allowed into. Don't worry about wind unless there are storms, which is applicable to any lake.
     
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    I have hiked and camped there many times. The camp sites have 3 tiers to them. Close to the water, between the low and high road, and above the high road. They stretch for 3 miles of shoreline. No picnic tables. Although, It's beautiful there, there is no real privacy between sites. In the past, we saved the ranger stations phone number and was able to switch sites just by calling them. They also have a photo album of each site to look at before you chose. The ground itself at many sites is sloped with little to no flat area to pitch a tent comfortable. I since started camping in a hammock. Happy trails!
     
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    Well , life got in the way over the past two summers, but looks like we are finally going to do Round Valley in a few weeks. Anyone been there/cmped there recently? Thanks!
     
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    If possible, do the boat access only campsite. Awesome
     
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  12. sgtdave4321

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    We are doing boat access!
     
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    Round Valley is a great remote camping spot