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Stevens Creek Reservoir

Trip Overview

This was my first time out!! The water was really low, so there wasn't many places to go, but there were still a few corners to peek into. Parking is $6 (I think) or free if you park on the other side of the fence, and a $2 inspection fee for paddleboards. There's a sea-can at the top which is used as a vessel inspection station. They only take credit cards, no cash. There is a card reader similar to those found in parking lots, but it wouldn't read my card, so the kid just let me in for free. There isn't really a good place to inflate your isup, other than the asphalt itself. There is a little patch to the right of the parking lot which would probably be fine in the spring before everything is dead and a risk to puncture your board. A little past the inspection station is another sea-can where you can rent equipment - I saw kayaks and paddleboards, but there might be more. Leashes are required on the water, and technically life jackets are too, but as I brought my own board, the staff weren't too concerned that I didn't have one. I saw a duck, and there were at least a few fish out. Not too many people on the water, and the water was cool but not cold, just refreshing. I'm sure I'll be back, hopefully the water will be a little higher next time.
  • Duration: Day Trip
  • Sport/Activity: Stand Up Paddling
  • Skill Level: Beginner
  • Water Type: Flat/Sheltered Water

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