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Mercer Lake Tour – July 18th

July 18, 2023 @ 10:30 am - 2:30 pm


10:30 to 11:30 –  Orientation, Instruction & Outfitting.

11:00 to 12:00  – Paddle along the lovely lake while learning some skills.

12:00 to 1:00  –  Lunch and talk about local natural history.

1:00 to 2:30  –  Paddling further and optional skills practice.

60.00 Pay now at this link

This tour starts at Mercer Lake County Park, located 3 miles up Mercer Lake Road,  just North of Florence.  This is a Lane County Park.  Parking is $4 per vehicle.


Paddlers enjoying the lake 🙂


Thanks to Oregon Lakes Atlas for some of the following information about Mercer Lake.

The former Native American name for the lake was Kow-y-ich, meaning simply “the place of the lake”.   This lake has a handful of “arms” that look like fingers on the map.  These make for some interesting exploration.  The deepest part of the lake is actually below sea level!  This lake as with many other coastal lakes warms up and becomes swimmable.  This is a lovely lake that unfortunately is on the path towards eutrophication, a technical term for excessive nutrients from human impact.  Very close by is the trailhead for the Enchanted Valley hike that works its way up Bailey Creek.  Check it out after the tour for some multi sport action!


July 18, 2023
10:30 am - 2:30 pm
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Mercer Lake County Park
Mercer Lake County Park
Florence, OR 97439 United States
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