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Canoeing the Russian River

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Canoeing the Russian River

Family spending the week on the Russian River in late August lookinf forward to some canoing.

Are there any particular stretchs or companies that are recommended? IT the upper river (Healdsburg area, I guess?) better than the lower river?

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1. Re: Canoeing the Russian River

Take a look at www.russianrivertravel.com/canoeing.htm for some ideas. Burke's Canoe (www.burkescanoetrips.com) is an incredibly popular rental place and has operated for decades.

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2. Re: Canoeing the Russian River

Right at Burke's canoes (and next door to them) are places that will let you do car camping. That is, the camp spot has a driveway to park your car. There are grill & running water restroom facilities on those locations too.

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3. Re: Canoeing the Russian River

Thanks folks!

We will be staying at Summerhome Park and will have a canoe, so we'll get to do a good deal of paddling in that area, but I'd like to do a longer run at some point and need a good canoe and transport. Burkes sounds like the place.